WashU Sponsors Green the Church Summit in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to support the 2019 Green the Church Summit by providing no-cost registration for a limited number of St. Louis community members, as well as university students, faculty, and staff. Green The Church (GTC) is a national initiative designed to tap into the power and purpose of the African […]

UCollege: A Unique Opportunity for WashU Employees to Learn About Sustainability

Officially founded in 1931, University College has the mission to give adult students the opportunity to experience the excitement of attending and earning a degree or certificate from a world-class research institution. As the professional and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences, UCollege offers tuition rates that are surprisingly affordable and competitive for everyone, […]

WashU Earns National Recognition for Sustainability Efforts

Washington University in St. Louis is being recognized nationally for its institution-wide sustainability efforts: the school recently earned a gold STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. The university also landed in […]

Engaging in Courses for Environmental Topics

Above: Students in the Sustainability Exchange visit Earth Dance Farms to learn about urban farming for their project that addressed food access. Browsing through WebSTAC for the right courses can be tricky, but luckily there are a few resources available to find courses related to environmental topics for this summer and fall. Recently, initiatives have […]

Topics in American Politics: Globalization, Urbanization, and the Environment

Topics in American Politics: Globalization, Urbanization, and the Environment Professor Krummenacher The rapid spread of urbanization has profound consequences for environmental quality–some positive, some negative. As the world economy continues to integrate across traditional political boundaries, such growth in urban areas is likely to continue. This course explores the causes and consequences of urbanization on […]

Global Structure and Problems

Global Structure and Problems Professor Bartley This course examines social problems around the world and their relationship to globalization-that is, the increasing connectedness of social and economic life across borders. We will look at a range of problems-such as environmental degradation, labor exploitation, human rights abuses, ethnic conflict, poverty, and inequality-and their links to both personal […]