coexist t-shirts: now available

Our first-ever small-batch coexist t-shirts, handcrafted with eco-love. Made with conventionally grown cotton in a zero-waste facility, using 60% less water in production than standard tees (even higher than organic) and printed with eco-friendly inks by Middletown’s own cinder + salt, our soft and stretchy coexist t-shirts are free for our current environmental studies majors with a limited quantity available for $10/each for anyone else! Email me for more info!

sunrise shines light on the green new deal

Wes students and faculty  had a chance to learn more about the Green New Deal at a Town Hall event here on campus last night–one of hundreds of events being organized across the country by Sunrise Movement, cofounded by COE alum Evan Weber ‘13. Last night’s event, organized on campus by WesDivest and Wesleyan Climate Action Group and cosponsored by the COE, featured Sunrise Movement rep Lauren Maunus, a senior at Brown University studying environmental science with a focus in environment and inequality. Lauren serves on the leadership team of the Energize RI Coalition and the RI Green New Deal Research Council, and helped start the Sunrise RI hub. (Photos by Laurie Kenney)

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parker committed to breaking down communication barriers in environmental journalism

Meaghan Parker, executive director, Society of Environmental Journalists.

Meaghan Parker, executive director of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), visited Wesleyan University earlier this month to present “Talking about the Weather: Communicating Complexity in the Era of Climate Change,” an event sponsored by the College of the Environment. As a previous editor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Parker’s work has a strong focus on actionable ideas that can realistically be implemented in journalism and education. Her talk emphasized the roles that journalists play in environmental education, from raising awareness to holding politicians accountable, and how journalists can be more effective at communicating the intricacies of the environmental movement, current events, and the subtle relationships they often have with each other.

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sher ’07, students seek to improve material development through understanding electron transport

Meng-ju Sher Group
From left: Polly Pierone ’20, grad student Senali Dissanayake, Tony Jianbang Liu ’20, Rhoen Fiutak ’19, Matthew Erodici ’19 and M.-J. Renee Sher, assistant professor of physics.

The research explored below, “Spectroscopic Studies of Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells,” was undertaken as part of the College of the Environment’s Faculty-Student Research Grant Program, which provides opportunities for faculty and students to work together on research projects. Continue reading “sher ’07, students seek to improve material development through understanding electron transport”