A dramatic increase in solar power adoption has occurred in the last decade, due to growing consumer interest in green energy, coupled with significant decreases in associated costs.
Jeff’s story, “Witnessing Wonder in Marine Sanctuaries,” finds hope in the awe of the open ocean in a time when the seas are recognized major battlegrounds for climate change.
On January 20th the Environmental Humanities Program, led by Second Year Brooke Larson, in conjunction with Wasatch Rising Tide and several other non-profit and community organizations hosted an engaging and participatory climate event entitled “ARTvisim: Mobilizing the Climate Movement.”
Tiana Birrell, a first-year student in the Environmental Humanities program, is passionate about water and the issues surrounding it.
Kathleen Metcalf, EH Graduate (2017), has been accepted into the Orion Environmental Writer’s Workshop. The Orion workshop is a week-long annual writing workshop that is aimed at those who wish to improve their environmental writing.
The Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities celebrates environmental leadership and expression. It honors those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities, such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.
EH first year, Zak Breckenridge, eloquently discusses Environmental Humanities on a recent episode of the “Casual Academic” podcast.
The valley relies on snow for ecosystem health, agricultural production and drinking water year-round. Without snowpack, streams would run dry in the summer.
After two Utah National Monuments took a heart breaking hit on Monday, our own Brooke Larson reminds us to keep our heads up and look to the future with hope rather than dwelling in the disappointment of the monument-shrinking.
Jejune Magazine recently featured Casey Clifford, Environmental Humanities second year, for her paintings in a segment entitled, “Breathing Through Masks.”
Brooke Larsen, a second-year master’s student in the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program, recently won the Bell Prize for her essay "What Are We Fighting For?"
Julia Corbett will present the opening keynote Friday Nov. 10 in Taiwan at the Science Communication Association conference.
Jeff’s talk “Ocean Stories and Human Futures: The Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene” was part of the interdisciplinary conference which included scholars from the humanities, medicine and the social sciences.
On a chilly September weekend, several EH students took to Moab to participate in the third annual Uplift Climate Conference.
Brooke Larsen, EH second-year student, spent this past summer riding her bike across the Colorado Plateau collecting stories relating to environmental justice.
Recently, Environmental Humanities first-year student, Cleo Warner, hosted a live podcast during the Climate Geoengineering: GeoE Live virtual conference.
We are excited to announce this year's Mountain West Writers’ Contest and encourage students, alumni and other local writers to submit.
Jai Bashir was one of the panelists that discussed eco-feminism – what it is, who gets to claim it and how we can provide an inclusive space for environmental stewardship and discussion.
Maya Silver, second year Environmental Humanities graduate student, published an essay "The Dark Humanities: Cosmic Comfort in the Anthropocene" on the Dark Mountain Project.
Josh Wennergren, recent EH grad, published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune on 6/17/17
The students of the Spring 17 Environmental Humanities Writing Seminar recently published Photography and Public Lands: Seeing Yosemite.
July 12-13, 2017. The Energy Democracy Symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to create a research agenda for examining the intersections between energy technologies and democratic participation in decision-making.
Claire would conduct research in New Zealand and create artwork that inspires wildlife protection.
Kathleen Metcalf recently received the 2017/18 Kempe Memorial Scholarship, a tuition award.
Painting and writing about the human place in a marine environment position us to recognize the ethical stakes in our climate future as well as the potential for an inclusive reinvention of our social contract.
Jai wrote this op-ed that advocates taking children to the desert to play, foster a sense of respect for the landscape, and create a sense of ownership and advocacy.
Annie Gilbert Coleman addresses mountain recreation and commodification.
Environmental Humanities is delighted to welcome our newest faculty member, Professor Julia Corbett.
Join Jeff McCarthy and Dave Derezotes for a community discussion about the Bears Ears National Monument.
The presentation will focus on material drawn from two periods of Deccan history, the late medieval Kakatiya Empire, and the early modern Deccan Sultanates.
EH student, Brooke Larsen attended COP22—the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco in November.
2016 Environmental Humanities graduate Jack Stauss was recently hired at Glen Canyon Institute (GCI) as the office manager.
Jeff McCarthy, Director of Environmental Humanities, published an op-ed, Trump election is a call to action for environmentalism, in the November 12 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune.
EH hosts environmental writer Mary Ellen Hannibal and editorial director Kirsten Allen
Environmental Humanities and the University of Utah Honors College recently hosted 4 noted environmental speakers
First year EH student, Brooke Larsen has organized Uplift--a climate action community for young people across the Colorado Plateau--for the past two years.
EH students present the culmination of their academic and creative work
Current EH student Kailey Luzbetak organized this community event in April.
EH students, and director spoke about climate change and justice on KRCL's RadioActive on April 11, 2016. Lauren Wood, EH friend and guest speaker was another guest on the show.
EH students' work presented at GCSC-sponsored interdisciplinary research symposium.
EH Director Jeff McCarthy featured on KCPW on January 5, 2016.
Nicole Cox describes Alisha Anderson's artistic work considering the Oquirrh Mountains.
EH graduate Anna Elza Brady works with Native American Stakeholders to protect Sacred Land
EH Student Carl Ingwell Selected to Attend Patagonia’s “Tools for Environmental Leadership” Conference
"The most important thing I learned while there, was the need for a solidified campaign strategy."
Dr. Jeff McCarthy recently published an op-ed piece in The Salt Lake Tribune, urging citizens to get involved with the process of deciding the future of the Wasatch front.
Congratulations to EH Professor Julia Corbett (Department of Communication) for being honored with one of four Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 7PM. Join us for an exclusive lecture by Jane Goodall.
Students, faculty and friends partnered with Salt Lake City’s Department of Parks and Public Lands for a service project at the Jordan River.
In addition to completing her MS in December 2014, Laura Schmidt is newly employed at HEAL Utah.