Congratulations, 2013 Graduates !!!
EVSTers Sweep 2013 Greening UM Awards
Each Earth Day, UM recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions to Greening UM.
Congratulations to the EVSTers who swept the 2013 Greening UM awards !
Robin Saha -- faculty award Katie Nelson -- student award
Ian Finch -- staff award (Ian is an EVST alum who runs Dining Services Farm to College program)
Jim Burchfield, Forestry Dean, received the administrator award. But he could not attend, and the award was accepted for him by Climate Change coordinator Nicky Phear, another EVST alum. They’re everywhere!
EVSTers complete Permaculture Design certification
Four EVSTers just completed a fun & formidable Permaculture Design certification course that ran from February to April 2013. They received certificates from the Cascadia Permaculture Institute. The course involved lectures, multimedia presentations, field trips, & group projects. The group projects involved designing permaculture makeovers for parks, homesteads and a brewery in our area; and elements of these designs will likely be used at many sites. Congratulations to these Permaculture Design graduates â€“ Drew Lefebvre, Jonathan Nelson, Mark Wayne and Vicki Watson. This team developed an integrated design for these sites: UM FLAT, Rankin Peace Park and Riverfront Park. Stay tuned for future reports from this team on the implementation of their designs.
Local is Delicious, But It's Not Always Easy
Sixteen Environmental Studies graduate students conducted community-based action research for and about the Western Montana Growers Cooperative during fall 2012. They presented the findings of their case study to the Co-op's Board of Directors and key partners in the values-based supply chain in December. The written report, titled "Local is Delicious, But It's Not Always Easy" will be available in early 2013.
Message to PEAS Students
Please be aware that all sections of ENST 396/ENST 590 PEAS (Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society) take place AT THE PEAS FARM: 3010 Duncan Drive in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula.
ENST 491.90 Farming on Film
ENST 491.92 Seed Week
EVST Professor Vicki Watson has been named Sustainabilty Advocate of the Year by the Missoula Sustainable Business Council.
The Natural History of Now: Reports from the Edge of Nature is an anthology produced by grad students in the Spring 2012 Visiting Writer course led by Portland author David Oates. Twenty-one essays by the 9 students in the course as well as 12 other writers from across the country: Hoboken NJ, Lubbock TX, Anchorage AK, and points between. Available at Amazon, Kelson Books, and Camas Magazine in EVST. Natural History of Now
Richard Manning will lead the 2012 Environmental Writing Institute Oct 3-7 in Missoula.
See See www.umt.edu/ewi.
Rick Bass will teach the EVST Visiting Writer graduate course in 2013, and tentatively, Janisse Ray of Georgia will be the Visiting Writer in Spring 2014, and William deBuys of New Mexico in Spring 2015.
Congratulations 2011 Graduates! Happy Trails!
Before and after the late arrivals and the wind trying to blow the grads away.
Outstanding graduating Seniors of 2011 - Great Job!
Morgen Hartford, Joel Tatz-Morey, Drew Little, Emily Schembra, Ellie Long, Ricki Brokaw
Outstanding Senior Darren Cook was unable to be at the ceremony, but you can see how he is keeping busy.
Many EVST students spent April 16 & 23, 2011, working on earth service projects around Missoula, including river cleanup, prairie restoration, recycling, & community gardening. In the pictures below, the Ecopentathletes pose with their bikes.
Environmental Studies Turns 40
EVST Graduate Student wins Clinton Global Initiative Award
Michelle Lanzoni's project "Thirst" won a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) award, which will fund the start-up of her water infrastructure projects in Palestine. Michelle's goal is to develop simple and easily reproducible do-it-yourself models for wastewater treatment, rainwater harvesting, and rooftop solar distillation. Michelle spent 8 months in the Middle East to learn about water issues there. The CGI was started by President Clinton in 2005 to bring together a wide range of leaders dedicated to developing solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The CGI University engages the next generation of leaders - students aiming to improve communities and lives around the world.
Honoring John Hollenbeck
EVST faculty & students were delighted to share in honoring John Hollenbeck, a rancher in the upper Clark Fork basin who has worked hard on conservation & restoration of the watershed. John received an honorary doctorate from UM. He was nominated by EVST faculty and alumni.
The EVST family sadly notes the passing of EVST student Elliot Cook
His family has started a fund in his memory to support work on environmental solutions. View his obituary.
Outstanding Student Leaders
Quite a few EVSTers were nominated for outstanding student leaders this year, including Ian Finch, Emily Schembra, Derek Kanwischer, Patrick Rhea (an honorary EVSTer). In addition, UM Climate Action Now (a student group with many EVST members was nominated for the Sentinel Service Award. Thanks to all these folks for their hard work.
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