The Environmental Studies Program challenges students to situate their research, bringing abstract concepts about environmental studies down to earth in observable contexts. After creating a broad foundation of scholarship that inform our overall framing questions, we focus on places where these interdisciplinary forces touch down, looking at the impacts where many dimensions intersect. Over the […]
Global Perspectives Portal
The ENVX posts below summarize and point to a number of posts by students on the DS site Lewis & Clark Around the World, where participants in Overseas and Off-Campus Programs blog about their experiences.
Overseas and Over Land: Transit Abroad
Among students in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Studies Program, transit is a popular research subject. Living in Portland, it’s not hard to see why; the city is well known for its public transit system, which includes buses, a light rail system, and a a streetcar. Current ENVS students have transit-related interests ranging from gentrification and […]
In Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Studies Program, we frequently discuss connections between the local and the global. The vernacular of the English language creates binaries between local and global, small-scale and large-scale, near and far. Yet phenomena that we consider local (such as weather) are often influenced to one degree or another by global factors […]
Grass and Concrete: Built Environments Overseas
Does the phrase “built environment” strike you as odd? When thinking about the word “environment,” does your brain conjure up images of sweeping meadows and lush green forests? Consider this: Cities provide a habitat, of sorts, for billions of people worldwide. Many different species live in and interact with human-built spaces, just as many different […]