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.
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 […]
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 […]