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JBS Dates

Environmental Health and Justice JBS will be offered fall 2015

 Margaret Back ’16, Morgan Dashko ’15 and Tasneem Islam ’15

ENVS Students present at 2014 International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology(links to Nail Salon Study)

BrandeisNow features Nail Salon Study presented at the Boston Public Health Commission


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May 20, 2015
The Ocean Project Summer Internships​: RI

April 10, 2015
Zoo New England Science and Conservation Day at the Franklin Park Zoo (April 11)

March 19, 2015
Environmental Health and Justice JBS for Fall 2015

February 13, 2015
Environmental Career Series

January 26, 2015
SoJust Case Challenge

December 15, 2014
WATCH Organizing Internship for Spring

November 13, 2014
Special Film Screening "Resistance"

October 7, 2014
Mass Audubon Wildlife Internships

September 12, 2014
NE Food Vision and Boston Local Food Festival

August 8, 2014
People's Climate March

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Many of the critical dilemmas that threaten our world today, such as  global climate change, challenges and conflict over shrinking natural resources, human health effects from toxic exposures, have environmental underpinnings. Addressing these problems requires a truly interdisciplinary approach, calling upon understanding and tools from across the university. Environmental studies prepares students to tackle these issues through rigorous coursework in the natural and social sciences, including economics, law, policy, history, ecology and physical sciences.

We emphasize hands-on learning through field-based courses. Students work directly with community partners to address current issues facing local communities, and are placed in individually tailored internships where they work alongside environmental professionals. Students also master research, report writing, oral communication, advocacy, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping, website development and problem-solving skills. Many students undertake field studies abroad with our partner programs, and/or participate in our signature immersive, integrated semester programs,  the Environmental Field Semester and the Environmental Health and Justice  program.

Check out our blog  AND  Green Ideas for Brandeis: April 2012