Most students enter the ENVS Program because they are genuinely passionate about environmental concerns. Our interests and backgrounds are incredibly varied, and everyone has a unique repertoire of projects and interests. As the program website describes, this major is characterized by an emphasis on “cutting-edge scholarship on environmental issues” that requires “new approaches and fresh […]
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Whenever I tell people outside of Lewis & Clark that I’m majoring in environmental studies, I typically get a reaction along the lines of, “Great! We need people like you to help the planet!” or the slightly more critical, “Wow, you’re so idealistic!” These responses are interesting because they both assume (to a certain degree […]
Environmental studies students at Lewis & Clark do a lot of explaining of ourselves and our work as participants in a nontraditional interdisciplinary program, one which I must often reiterate is not environmental science (although we do take breadth courses in the natural sciences). Defining, elaborating, complicating are all activities which we are trained to do, […]