Through faculty-mentored projects, students draw on their knowledge, skills and passion to take leadership on projects that address climate change.
Student EcoRep Program
Each year, Eco-Reps are selected to serve as sustainability advocates who live in the residence halls and coordinate programing related to the University of Montana’s Climate Action Plan. Students enroll in the Climate Change Practicum course and meet weekly with the Climate Change Studies and ASUM Sustainability Coordinators to plan and orchestrate activities. During the 2013-14 academic year, Eco-Reps led a number of activities for the residents that addressed recycling, alternative transportation, local foods, UM’s 2020 carbon neutrality goal, energy conservation, and more. Meet the 2014-2015 Eco-Reps
Climate Change Practicum projects
Students also work independently on projects they design to bridge connections between their major and the climate change minor. Students enroll in the Climate Change Practicum course and meet regularly throughout the semester with a faculty mentor.
- A geoscience student with a CCS minor interested in science communication created this 16-page guide to the science of climate change (pdf)
- A pharmacy student with a CCS minor interested in global health created this report about climate change and public health focused on malaria (pdf)
CCS students have attended several of the UN global climate change conferences as delegates and observers. Mara Menahan attended the 19th Conference of the Parties in Warsaw, Poland, in November 2013. She created a blog to share about her insights and learnings with two other UM graduate students: