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SCU Hosts Environmental Studies & Sciences Conference

Hundreds of environmental scholars and scientists are visiting the Santa Clara University Campus this weekend to explore how the theoretical and practical approaches of the environmental studies and sciences can help society navigate the road that lies ahead.

The theme of the 2012 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences conference is “Preparing for our Environmental Future” and Santa Clara University is proud to host the conference.

“Santa Clara University’s view of sustainablility is highly influenced by our institution’s commitment to social justice,” said SCU Environmental Studies Institute Executive Director Leslie Gray. “Our strategic plan includes ‘justice and sustainability’ as one of the five priorities, and we have made strides in creating sustainability on campus, recently receiving a STARS Silver rating.”

Participants will attend workshops, round tables, and panels on topics including challenges in the developing world, technology and toxics, sustainable foods, public engagement, and biodiversity in the future. The conference ends Sunday, June 24.

AESS 2012 Conference Details.