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Meet the Future
Climate change. Food access. Water quality. The world needs bold leaders willing to take on urgent environmental issues more than ever. At SEAS, we're focusing on the future - transforming research into action to create a healthier planet for all.
Worsening climate extremes and failing infrastructure are inexorably intertwined
The story of worsening climate extremes—almost every story—is also a story of failing infrastructure, writes Dean Jonathan Overpeck, in The Hill. Any new infrastructure created without taking climate change into account is likely to become increasingly at risk to extreme weather and disaster.
Game changers in action
Kat Superfisky (BA ’07, MS/MLA ’13) - Urban Ecological Design Game Changer
“To me, Los Angeles and its river provide the perfect laboratory for exploring how to rebuild cities—humans’ new natural environment—into more inhabitable places.”
Dr. Martin Heller - Carbon Footprint Game Changer
“It's climate action that is accessible to everyone, because we all decide on a daily basis what we eat.’”
José González (MS ’09) - Community Game Changer
One of the core values of this school is the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum—which helped me to see that environmental conservation work isn't just about the natural sciences. It isn't just about the ecology. It's fundamental to understand what we're conserving, and why we're conserving it, and that the whole of the biosphere is important for us.
Academic Rigor—Real-World Impact
The latest in research from SEAS faculty and students
Master's projects produce real-world throughout the region—and the globe.
Our SEAS community is recognized through notable awards and honors across all disciplines.
In the Media
Our experts in the field weigh in on issues across a wide spectrum of media outlets.
Innovation and Resilience Through Times of Challenge and Change
In this first all-digital issue of Stewards, we’re highlighting the resilience and dedication of our SEAS community to solving the world’s pressing issues, even in the midst of adversity.
Upcoming Seas Events
SEAS Orientation 20219:00 am
Welcome to the School for Environment and Sustainability! We are so...
Earthfest 202110:00 am
Earthfest celebrates sustainability initiatives across U-M and the...
SEAS Fall Welcome12:00 pm
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to meet and greet at...
"To be a black person is to come from a long bloodline of survivors and storytellers, with a resilience that people can't even comprehend." - Lena Waithe
In SEAS's commitment towards decolonizing and creating a more equitable world, we want to acknowledge and rectify the erasure and minimization of black and indigenous environmentalists in conservation. We commit to promoting prominent black environmental historians and authors through our coursework and programming.