In this issue of Stewards, we're highlighting how SEAS is continuing its mission of turning thought leadership into action that advances sustainability and justice. You’ll read about how SEAS is meeting the future of environmental justice and sustainable mobility, while also learning about the work of our alumni, including a couple who focuses on sustainable tree planting in Kenya and a recent grad who fights wildfires and develops ways to mitigate them.
Lots of impactful work is being done by our alumni in the world at large, and I’m inspired by all the ways our alumni are building a better future.
SEAS students, faculty, and staff joined the U-M community in a return to in-person classes and activities for the new academic year.
Meet The Future Of Environmental Justice
SEAS is at the nexus of environmental justice thought leadership. Professors Paul Mohai, Tony Reames, and Kyle Whyte are helping to meet—and shape—the future of environmental and energy justice.
Fighting Wildfires is a 'Delicate Balance'
SEAS graduate Harold Rice (BS ’16, MS ’19) tackles the problem of wildfires—both as an emergency responder and as a fire technology specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.
Driving the Future of Sustainable Mobility
Transportation has been a critical part of Center for Sustainable Systems (CSS) research for 30 years. CSS Professors Greg Keoleian and Parth Vaishnav—and alumni—share their perspectives on how to navigate the road ahead.
Plant More. Dream More.
As Africa Area Co-directors for Eden Reforestation Projects, Andrew (MS ’18) and Alex (MS/MLA ’17) Kinzer have overseen the planting and maintenance of nearly 13 million trees in their quest to restore the forests of Kenya.
Shaping the Obtawaing Biosphere Region
The Obtawaing Biosphere Region is a newly awarded designation springing from the U-M Biological Station (UMBS) in Pellston.
Izhi-Minoging Mashkikiwan: Place Where Medicines Grow Well
Recent graduate Eva Roos (MS/MLA ’21) collaborated with the Cheboiganing Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for her master’s practicum.
New Life for Fabric Waste in Detroit
PhD student Madeline Miller started her own sustainability-focused business in Detroit that collects fabric waste and converts it into eco-friendly building insulation.
10 Questions: Dr. Meha Jain
Assistant Professor Dr. Meha Jain’s research examines the impacts of environmental change on agricultural production and strategies that farmers may adopt to reduce negative impacts.
Learn more about the research being done by SEAS faculty.
'Year of COVID' Photo Contest
We share the winning entries in our 'Year of COVID' photo contest.
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Where are they now?
Remember the 2015 SNREdNation calendar? Several of those calendar models provided updates on what they’ve been doing since graduating from the school.
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