School of Environment & Sustainability: Mission, Vision, Values


We empower students to foster community transitions to ecologically resilient, economically sustainable and socially just energy, food, water and land-use systems.


We enact new ways to thrive in the American West, in worldwide mountain communities and as global citizens through academic programs, public events, faculty research and student projects.


We are committed to experiential and student-centered education, scientifically-informed decision-making, interdisciplinary learning, global networks of place-based change, cultural inclusivity and social justice and cross-boundary (public/private, urban/rural, local/global) environmental stewardship.