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.
Resilience and dedication to solving the world’s pressing issues, even in the midst of adversity.
News from the Dana Building, including the new Sustainability and Development specialization, faculty updates, a Great Lakes study about jobs and wages, and more.
Back to the Garden
Partnering with community educators, agroecologists Helda Morales (PhD ’98) and Bruce Ferguson (MSc ’95) founded an international school garden network in Mexico. Ten years later, the seeds they planted are growing strong—and children are reaping the rewards.
Food Sustainability and Changing Tastes
SEAS alumnus Arlin Wasserman (MS ’90, MPH ’91) advises big-name clients on changes in the food industry as the founder of Changing Tastes, a strategy, culinary, and sustainability consultancy.
Making it Their Business
Recent SEAS grad Jannice Newson (MS ’20) and Nana Britwum (MS ’20) forge science, style, and sustainability in a new twist on a cultural tradition—and launch a successful start-up in the process.
Tracking the Carbon Footprint of Food
Sustainability entrepreneur Ajay Varadharajan (MS/MSE ’11) is making an impact on climate change with GreenSwapp, the “first carbon-neutral grocery store app” that calculates the carbon footprint of food items and suggests lower-impact items as alternatives.
The Legacy of Landscape
“Honoring Our Past, Meeting the Future” sharpens its focus on the Master of Landscape Architecture program at SEAS. Meet some of the movers and shakers who defined the field—and the alumni, students, and faculty who keep it evolving.
Citizen-Designed Neighborhood Resilience
There is a growing trend in the number of cities focusing on neighborhood resilience, a planning initiative in which communities become climate resilient. SEAS Professor Raymond De Young is leading one such project in Ann Arbor.
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