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Environmental Studies Student Organization

The Environment Communication and Society Option is based on four key ideas:

  • Communication among Diverse Perspectives: We seek to strengthen students' ability to identify and appreciate their own and others' ideological and cultural perspectives as expressed in written, oral, and visual discourse. This increases students' ability to better understand and participate in key ecological debates; work effectively with scientific, resource management, governmental and advocacy communities to address complex environmental issues; and build campaigns and educational programs.
  • Theory into Practice: We place a primary emphasis on the application of theory so that students gain informed skills they can strategically use in diverse settings in non-government organizations, industry, government or wherever their professional lives take them. We highly value service learning, experiential learning, and field experiences as part of a student's program.
  • Critical Thinking: We encourage students to think critically about cultural patterns, economic and political lives, ethics, risk, science, the mass media, popular culture, literature, and other means by which we humans socially construct our beliefs, attitudes, policies, and behaviors. We encourage students to especially think critically about ecological degradation, power and beauty.
  • Preparing for the Long Haul: We recognize the value of the "whole person" and reflect this in our emphasis on spirit, imagination, celebration, connection to the natural world, emotional and artistic expression, building an affirming community, and sharing reflections on the personal challenges environmental professionals face. We want students to connect with the sources of their own deepest passions.

  • Officers

    President: Gavin Duncan

    Vice President: Karleigh Cimorelli

    USA Representative: Gavin Duncan

    Secretary: Ben Gould

    Treasurer: Rebecca Geneus

    Social Chair:Eva Sideris

    Faculty Advisor: Silje Kristiansen

    Meetings are: Thursdays from 5 to 6 pm on Zoom

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ESSOESF

    Twitter: @ESSOatESF