Welcome to the Environmental Studies Program at Boston College.
The Environmental Studies Program provides students with an understanding of the issues facing our planet as we strive to develop paths toward a sustainable future, from perspectives in the social and natural sciences, arts, and the humanities.
We are an interdisciplinary program that offers a major and minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, involving students and faculty throughout the University.
Students surveying a New Hampshire river
Students from EESC 3310 Agroecology measuring vegetative cover in a cover crop plot
Agroecology student preparing a garden plot for a class experiment
Students from EESC3310 Agroecology at Clark Farm in Carlisle, Massachusetts
The student run Brighton Garden, behind the Dance building, is a living laboratory for Environmental Studies students
Students studying vegetation changes in a New Hampshire river.
Rain or shine Agroecology students are out collecting data in the Brighton Garden
Students from EESC3310 Agroecology take part in a semester long cover crop experiment
Students from EESC3310 Agroecology learning about weed management in a carrot field at Siena Farm in Concord, Massachusetts
Powering Forward: Why Changing Political Winds Can't Stop the Energy Revolution
McGuinn Hall, Room 121
Tara Pisanigareau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. William R. Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Stokes Hall, South, S195
Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself.
One of the Secretary-General’s first major initiatives was the 2007 Climate Change Summit, followed by extensive diplomatic efforts that have helped put the issue at the forefront of the global agenda. Subsequent efforts to focus on the world’s main anti-poverty targets, the Millennium Development Goals, have generated more than $60 billion in pledges, with a special emphasis on Africa and the new Global Strategy on Women’s and Children’s Health. At the height of the food, energy and economic crises in 2008, the Secretary-General successfully appealed to the G20 for a $1 trillion financing package for developing countries and took other steps to guide the international response and protect the vulnerable and poor.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Robsham Theater Arts Center, Robsham Theater
Dr. Franziscka Seraphim at Franziska.Seraphim@bc.edu
Hear from alumni working in green and sustainability-focused careers.
Attending alumni represent a variety of organizations, including:
- Boston Building Resources
- Boston Public Schools
- Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Synapse Energy Economics
- Zoo New England
This event is co-sponsored by BC Earth & Environmental Sciences Department, BCEEAN, and EcoPledge.
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room