Courses in the City: Energy Justice
Macalester's courses, like this environmental studies course, capitalize on our urban location to enrich learning.
A Voice on Community Desires and Sustainable Technology
Environmental studies professor Roopali Phadke has become a local and national voice on community engagement and sustainable energy technology.
Helping While They Learn
Through internships, Mac students gain real-world experience, from market research for startups to working in public health with refugee populations.
National Park Week
Environmental studies professor Margot Higgins discusses the importance of our National Parks.
Warming Up to Winter
Instead of seeing frosty days as a liability, the Macalester community embraces the cold and snowy.
Four Mac students talk about the fun and the value of gaining real-world experience through internships.
Maps for Good
Ross Donihue ’11 builds on cartography skills learned at Macalester to promote conservation of critical landscapes.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
Green Architecture Intern
When David Weiss interned with Locus Architecture, he saw how concepts from his environmental studies classes were applied in construction and remodeling.
Young Alumni Entrepreneurs
Fashion, clean energy, home brewing. Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative and determination with the willingness to take a chance.
COP21, Confronting Climate Change
Students share their experiences at COP21, the international conference devoted to addressing climate change.
Sustainability for Global Citizenship
Students combined class time with a paid summer practicum as teams developed sustainability projects with community organizations.
Climate Change & the City
This summer, Macalester environmental studies professors and students worked on climate-adaptation projects with community members across St. Paul.
Goats and Garlic Mustard
Macalester biology students lived and worked at Ordway Field Station this summer, conducting research on plant nutrition, trees, ovenbirds, and garlic mustard.
Global Citizenship Awards
2015 Global Citizenship Student Awards recognize outstanding work with communities near and far.
National Parks Intern
Intern Olivia Nelson worked on water quality issues at Coldwater Spring, a nearby national park on the Mississippi River.
A new course brings together climate science and economics to determine efficient ways to address climate change.