Today, more than ever, our well-being and that of our fellow creatures depends on how we think and act upon the biophysical world we share. Fundamental changes in the earth’s climate and oceans threaten basic survival. Rivers, forests and grasslands are shrinking. Cities are collapsing into chaos. Meanwhile millions of people still lack adequate food, water, energy and shelter. Environmental Studies provides the concepts, methods, and modes of analysis to understand and address this range of critical issues. By offering rigorous training that combines classroom teaching with field research, and by bringing together the humanities, social and natural sciences, Environmental Studies equips students with the intellectual and practical resources for achieving social and ecological justice.