Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Environment & Sustainability

Scientists have confirmed that human impact on global environments is not sustainable, making issues surrounding the environment and sustainability some of the most pressing of our time. Experts have proposed the term “Anthropocene” to describe a period of geologic time during which human beings’ effect on the planet and their environments have had a global impact. While individuals can make important strides toward sustainability through personal choices, only through collaboration and rapid change can we hope to build a sustainable relationship with our environments. In the spirit of such collaboration, one of the Lang Center’s flagship projects in this area is the President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship, a partnership with the President’s Office, the Office of Sustainability, and the Environmental Studies program.

Engaged Scholarship Examples and Opportunities 

  • Serenity Soular, Pericles-funded project | Contact: Katherine Zavez '17
  • Chester STEM Environmental Justice Education Project | Contact: Emma Dulski '22


Key Faculty and Staff

Student Groups

  • Garnet Go Green | Contacts: Contacts: Conor Gill ‘21
  • Sunrise Contacts: Daniel Abel Fernandez ’23, and Alana Ballagh ’22
  • Synch Up for Zero Waste (SZW) | Contacts: Sierra Raskie Jeska ‘22 and Lillian Price
  • C4 (Campus Coalition Concerning Chester) | Contact: Carolyn Cheng ‘22


Relevant Courses

Fall 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2020 
  • SOCI 055C Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking
  • ENVS 001. Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENGL 089 Race, Gender, Class and Environment
  • BIOL 009 Our Food


On-Campus Opportunities

Off-Campus Opportunities


Environment & Sustainability Lang Center Associate

Emma Dulski '22

Emma Dulski '22

Lang Center Associate for Environment and Sustainability