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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Develop sustainable solutions to environmental issues. Meredith’s environmental sustainability major is an interdisciplinary program focused on three foundations: natural sciences, social sciences, and economics and communication.

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Dr. Francie S. Cuffney
Department Head Biological Sciences
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At Meredith, you can tailor an environmental sustainability program that fits your professional career interests. You will choose from select liberal arts courses, such as environmental politics, ethics, and economics, in addition to science and math classes, and participate in a research or internship experience. 

As a result, you’ll be prepared for a wide array of career options. And, you’ll engage in your studies within a campus environment that is focused on issues of sustainability.

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Did you know humans have changed the earth so quickly that geologists have declared a new era called the Anthropocene? In this episode of Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Geoscience Matthew Stutz discusses the impact humans are having on the earth and offers hope for an alternative future. 

Matt Stutz | Meredith Minute

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Berekia Divanga

When Berekia Divanga, ’19, moved from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to Raleigh in 2012, she brought her ambition and determination.

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Matilda Odera

When Matilda Odera, ’18, talks about her Meredith experience, she lights up. Whether she’s describing the friends she’s made across campus, her undergraduate research, or her involvement in A4E, Meredith’s student environmental organization, it’s clear that she has made the most of her time in Raleigh.

Andrea Braswell

Andrea Braswell

Andrea Braswell always had a passion for stewardship and a desire to make a difference on campus and in her community.

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Professor of Chemistry Walda Powell discusses if "natural" products are safer than synthetic.

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Student Organizations

Angels for the Environment students

Angels for the Environment is a student organization dedicated to the mission of education about environmental issues. Read more»


Students Studying Plants

An environmental sustainability degree prepares students for a wide array of potential careers as well as graduate study. Read more »