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Environmental Science and Policy


The world is facing a serious challenge as resources are being depleted and global climate change wrecks havoc on innocent communities. To remedy our current situation, institutions of higher education must do what they can to create a generation of environmentally aware and savvy individuals. It is the students of today and tomorrow that will be faced with arguably the largest challenge to face humankind. Smith College can do more to prepare its students for the future. Expanding environmental literacy is imperative to the success of the institution, the students and the world.

By surveying and interviewing faculty members of the top two departments in Division I and Division II, a number of plausible suggestions for creating a voluntary, incentive-based strategy designed specifically for Smith. These suggestions include an Eco-Honors program, a Center for the Environment, an Environmental Science and Policy major, a 2-credit environmental studies course and an environmental website for Smith College.


© 2007 Emily Taylor