News and Events
Announcement of Position Availability: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
- ENVS 194 course information for the Fall 2014 semester may be downloaded here (PDF).
- You cordially invited to attend this year's Locavore Fair on Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 11:00am-2:00pm on Tower Lawn. The event is hosted
by the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) and focuses on educating the campus community about eating locally grown produce
and other key sustainability concepts. The event will include the following:
-Organizations (Freshness Farms, Team Tierra, Spartan Shops, and more!)
-Fun activities (pumpkin painting, burlap sack races, jumbo tic-tac-toe, and more!)
-Food (Street Eats by Spartan Shops)
-Entertainment (Washington Square Sax Quartet)
Second Harvest Food Bank will also be at our event to host a canned food drive to give back to our community. Donations will be greatly appreciated!
After the Locavore Fair, we are teaming up with Slow Food South Bay to host a free public screening of the film, Fed Up, from the director Stephanie Soechtig, and the producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David. The movie screening will be in Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 225, from 2:45pm-5:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided by Spartan Shops!
- The front page of Spartan Daily's September 17, 2014 issue features Junior student David Mauk's photograph taken during the Ride to School Day event.
- Congratulations to Graduate student Swarali Bhat on winning the 2014 Association of Environmental Professionals scholarship.
- San Jose Mercury News article entitled Alviso: 'Charismatic' burrowing owl protected by special habitat features alumni Josh McCluskey and Phil Higgins, as well as Professor and Acting Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences
Dr. Lynne Trulio.
- Lecturer Dr. Jeanine Pfeiffer co-authored the article entitled Interactive Learning about Biocultural Diversity: University Students Engage Tribes published in the international journal Langscape, Volume 3, Issue 1.
- Congratulations to Environmental Studies' Center for Development of Recycling for winning the Outstanding Waste Prevention Award, and MS alumna Michelle Young with the City of San Jose, for winning the Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics Award
at the CRRA’s 38th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in San Jose on August 5, 2014.
Many Environmental Studies/CDR graduates were in attendance, displaying great achievements
as session speakers and organizers at the four-day event.
Welcome to the Department of Environmental Studies
Welcome to the Department of Environmental Studies at San José State University! We were established in 1970 as one of the first environmental programs in the U.S. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that produces environmental thinkers to help solve the sustainability issues of our day. We pride ourselves on offering excellent advising to our majors, and we provide a learning environment that emphasizes community, creative problem-solving, and diversity. Find out more about our department on this website.
Today, the societal need for environmental experts is great, as shown by the rapid growth in sustainability jobs. We are committed to helping our students make the transition from university student to environmental professional by connecting them with internships and jobs. Many department activities help graduates find jobs in the green economy.
We look forward to seeing you in our general education classes and we hope to welcome you as a major to our vibrant and growing department.
Working together to sustain our planet,
Dr. Lynne Trulio
Environmental Studies Professor and
Acting Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences