Sustainable Environments Articles & Blogs

Changing the world, one student at a time - Clark University
March 3, 2011
The year was 1967 and Richard Ford was doing what he loved best: studying the vibrant cultures, social rhythms and political nuances of Africa. As visiting professor at the University of Natal, he'd traveled to South Africa with his wife Nancy to continue his research when he received an unexpected letter in the mail. It...
September 17, 2010
Being a HERO at Clark University doesn’t require having superpowers or wearing a cape, but it helps to have a sharp mind for scientific research and a keen interest in the environment. A good raincoat and sturdy boots also may come in handy. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory  (HERO) program...
September 17, 2010
Watch: HERO Program Director Colin Polsky discusses how the program provides the Fellows with important opportunities for professional development.
July 2, 2010
For the third year, Clark students have earned a spot on the ‘Rising Stars’ arctic research field course.   A small boat moves up the Panteleikha River, in the Polaris Project research area. (Photo by Chris Linder)
November 22, 2009
Clark University recently honored four students who were selected to become members of its 2009-2010 Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) Fellowship program. Clark President John Bassett presented the awards at the annual fall dinner reception for outstanding students Initiated at the Graduate School of Geography...
Political Ecologies of Meat by Jody Emel
July 20, 2015
Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, but there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption. “Political Ecologies of Meat” (Routledge, 2015), co-edited by Clark University Professor of Geography Jody Emel, examines these issues from various perspectives, including...
May 11, 2015
The 2015 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows were introduced at Clark University and also welcomed by some past NOAA Fellows, on April 28.
May 4, 2015
(From left to right) Brian Kane '15, Alex Marshall '16, Olivia Isom '17 and Barbara Garcia '18 repaint the railings outside the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School.
April 2, 2015
Clark University students spent last week attending lectures and films, and participating in competitions and giveaways as part of a coordinated campus-wide effort to honor and celebrate Mother Earth.
February 23, 2015
Amanita muscaria (Courtesy, Francis Martin)
February 9, 2015
Flooding occurred in Waterford, Connecticut, during Hurricane Sandy, October 2012. (Maureen Fitzgerald/Town of Waterford)
August 15, 2014
"Prior to the infestation, our neighborhood was an area of beautiful tree lined streets. Shade was abundant and the neighborhood looked lovely. Now our area is barren and depressing." This is one Worcester resident's response to a survey question posed by student researchers at Clark University, who, for the past three...
April 4, 2014
The Clark University Graduate School of Geography has awarded more Ph.D.s than any other geography program in the United States. The Clark University Graduate School of Geography has been selected to join a prestigious group of institutions that receive funding from the Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation for U.S.-based...
October 8, 2013
Clark University Ph.D. student Pheakkdey Nguon was presented with an IPCC research fellowship award, on Sept. 30, in Monaco. Clark University doctoral candidate Pheakkdey Nguon has been awarded a $40,766 fellowship from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to fund a year of research of the Reducing...
February 26, 2013
Clark University geography student Yelena Finegold Clark University student Yelena M. Finegold, a senior in the Graduate School of Geography, will travel to Rome for a prestigious Forest Futures summer internship with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO).
October 15, 2012
Professor Bebbington In the developing world, social movements led by urban, rural and often indigenous people who are opposed to projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be very effective, according to recently released (Oct. 10) findings based on research led by Anthony Bebbington, Higgins Professor...
June 27, 2012
  View from the Northeast Science Station, East Siberia. (Photo © Karen Frey)
May 8, 2012
James Salo Like most alumni facing a milestone reunion, James Salo '02, M.A. '03, is looking forward to catching up with friends and faculty he hasn't seen since his commencement. But Salo has an additional reason to anticipate Reunion 2012 — he will be honored with the annual Young Alumni Award. "It's really special,"...
January 12, 2012
Students enrolled in The Sustainable University course pause for a photo with Jenny Isler, Clark Campus Sustainability Coordinator (front row, second from left), and IDCE Prof. Jennie Stephens (third from left). Rain gardens, e-transcripts, faculty transportation — even making the most of a severe October blizzard — were...
July 18, 2011
For fourth year, Clark undergrads selected for ‘Rising Stars’ Arctic field program A barge serves as home base, laboratory, and transportation for Polaris Project scientists and students. (Karen Frey/2010) Two Clark University undergraduates are in Siberia with an international team of scientists, including  students...