Introduction to Environmental Stewardship at JMU

Dr. Christie-Joy B. Hartman, Executive Director of the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World, provides an introduction to how JMU is building an environmentally literate community and integrating environmental stewardship into academics, co-curricular programs, and operations.


Hear a brief introduction (6 minutes) from Dr. Rob Alexander, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at JMU, and an in-depth presentation (36 minutes) from Dr. Steven Frysinger, Professor of Integrated Science and Technology at JMU, about environmental opportunities at JMU, which include environmental science, environmental policy, environmental humanities, energy, sustainability, and more.

Dr. Alan Levinovitz, Associate Professor of Religion at JMU, provides his students and readers with unfamiliar perspectives by challenging commonly accepted norms surrounding spirituality and naturalness.


Dr. Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at JMU, describes designing a food forest for the JMU campus and the opportunities for students to get involved.

Dr. Tobias Gerken, Assistant Professor of Integrated Science and Technology at JMU, shares how this research impacts our understanding of climate modeling, the extent of environmental destruction from climate change, and advice for policymakers for making informed decisions about climate policy.


Hear from Abe Kaufman, JMU Energy Conservation & Sustainability Manager and Dale Chestnut, JMU Stormwater Management Coordinator, about JMU Facilities Management's operations-related sustainability efforts.

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