Ithaca College announces the creation of the Department of Environmental Studies and Science, which will house its degree programs in environmental studies and environmental science. The designation of the new academic department acknowledges the importance of these majors in the priorities of the College and the role they will play in the future of the School of Humanities and Sciences, within which the department is located.
This year the environmental studies program received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the HSBC in the Community (USA) Inc. Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HSBC Bank. Upon hearing the news, Susan Allen-Gil, coordinator of environmental studies, remembers, “We were pretty blown away because of the amount of money and freedom to include and create what we wanted.” With this...
ITHACA, NY — Educators interested in learning more about how to integrate concepts of sustainability into their teaching and other educational activities will gather at Ithaca College May 20–22 for the annual Finger Lakes Project (FLP) Workshop. The FLP is a community of educators dedicated to integrating sustainability concepts into diverse disciplines and all aspects of...
ITHACA, NY — The cofounder and CEO of organic plant food maker TerraCycle — which has been called “the most eco-friendly company in America” — will give an Earth Week presentation at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 23. The talk by Tom Szaky, titled “TerraCycle: Revolution in a Bottle,” will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102. It is free and open to...
Global climate change is arguably the most important issue of our time. Each fall Ithaca College students have the opportunity to explore the topic in detail through a three-credit course, International Environmental Policy (ENVS 33300).
Students will experience first-hand the complexities of international negotiations to address climate change by attending the UN's Framework for Climate Change annual "Conference of the Parties" Convention. In 2009, this conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark.