Sharing Our Planet
Environmental Studies explores the interactions of humans with their natural environment. Today's environmental problems have evolved into highly complex and interdisciplinary issues involving political, economic, social, as well as physical and biological aspects. Modern environmental studies must include urban, agriculture, and natural habitats.
Society needs educated citizens who can address current and future environmental problems with an understanding of the linkages between systems such as the urban environment and atmospheric contamination, economic growth and its impacts on natural resources.
We believe that this approach will not only protect and sustain the human enterprise and the planet's natural systems, but will allow both to thrive. Learn more about our curriculum, courses, and academic programs here.
Sharing the Future
Responsible stewardship of our environment will require leaders that understand and respect human values and goals, and the relationship between natural and human communities. We believe that managing natural resources in responsible ways will sustain both resources and the human enterprise.
Today's critical issues like climate change, energy, water quality, ecosystem management and conservation, and human and environmental health are opportunities for the next generation of leaders to devise and implement solutions of global impact and enduring harmony.
President, Heinz Center
Class of 1981