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    Greening Students' Education

    Check out IE's Green Course Guides for a list of nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate courses offered at the UA on environmental studies and sustainability. From biophysical sciences and social sciences to architecture and the arts, these courses provide opportunities for students to get hands-on experience and receive an interdisciplinary education.

  • Seminar Speaker Grants

    IE offers grants of $200 to $1,000 to affiliated faculty and campus student organizations to bring exceptional seminar speakers to campus.

  • Arielle Smith levels a light sensor mounted on a tree branch
    Informing choices, advancing solutions

    Harnessing the collaborative and interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Arizona and among our many partners, the Institute of the Environment links cutting-edge knowledge and know-how with real-world issues to help all societies better understand Earth's natural systems and chart the best course for a more vibrant, sustainable world.

    Photo Credit:

    Ty Taylor

  • A Beach (for Carl Sagan) (2016). Photo: Andrew Yang.
    Nonstop Discovery In The City

    Grains of sand become stars and city planning issues make good theater when the UA Arts, Environment & Humanities Network spotlights urban environments.

    Photo Credit:

    Andrew Yang.

  • Las Cruces, New Mexico was one of four U.S. cities that participated in dialogues about local climate-related risks based on critical thresholds for extreme weather events. Photo: Courtesy of Las Cruces Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
    Cities Prepare for Extreme Weather Events in a Changing Climate

    City officials from four cities in the south-central United States work with a team including Institute of the Environment researchers to address extreme weather concerns using city-specific climate information.

    Photo Credit:

    Courtesy of Las Cruces Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

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Annual Report

Highlights include efforts to inform decision makers about drought and climate change in the Southwest, recruitment of a new generation of exceptional environmental leaders of tomorrow through our Carson Scholars Program for outstanding graduate students.
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Strategic Plan

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