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Environmental Studies

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COSS Food Bank Drive Flyer


Announcement of Position Availability: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

SJSU - ENVS - Assistant Professor Job Opening ID 23028


  • 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!

Locavore Fair Flyer

Fed Up Flyer




Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 University Academic Calendar


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,
Lynne Trulio
Dr. Lynne Trulio
Environmental Studies Professor and
Acting Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences