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Women in Natural Resources: Leading, Mentoring, and Connecting Conference

    Women in Natural Resources: Leading, Mentoring, and Connecting

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    Women in Natural Resources: Leading, Mentoring, and Connecting

Modern Family — Age-old traditions are fading on the savannah

When you pay for a lunch or help a friend move, are you, in effect, buying insurance against a future need? Yes, if you are Maasai.

   

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Sustainbility Institute

Students connect classroom learning to real-world change.

   

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Saving the Amazon

Scientists take a multi-faceted approach to sustaining the Amazon’s biodiversity. Photo by Sergio Ricardo de Oliveira

   

A fisherman walking in a river carrying a very large fish on his back

Heather's Story

Heather's quest for a home within Virginia Tech led her to the College of Natural Resources and Environment. With everything from microbes to elephants, it might be the perfect fit for you.

   

Heather Wise

CNRE ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today College edition

The news organization ranked Virginia Tech as the nation’s best for studying natural resources and conservation.

   

CNRE ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today College edition

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Advancing the Science of Sustainability

The College of Natural Resources and Environment prepares the future generation of leaders to deal with the complex natural resources issues facing our planet. World-class faculty lead transformational research that complements the student learning experience and impacts citizens and communities across the state and around the world on issues of sustainability, natural resources management, and the environment.
 

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Students Inventing a Sustainable Future

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is nationally and internationally recognized for its undergraduate and graduate education. Programs focus on managing natural resources and preserving the diversity of Earth’s physical and cultural environments. The college’s world-class faculty is dedicated to mentoring students through experiential learning toward the development of sustainable solutions to society’s natural resources-related problems.

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Research for Environmental Sustainability

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is a global leader in transformational research impacting environmental sustainability. World-class faculty lead interdisciplinary teams that utilize the latest technologies to explore, investigate, and create solutions for the natural resources and environmental problems facing the world. This research creates the knowledge that future generations can build upon to help develop solutions to the world’s complex environmental issues.

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Partnering for Sustainable Solutions

The College of Natural Resources and Environment’s engagement program partners with landowners and communities to provide science-based solutions to natural resources and environmental issues facing the world. Its goal is to improve the lives of the citizens of Virginia and beyond by providing information to make better decisions to sustainably manage and utilize natural resources.
 



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NSF highlights sustainable forest management

NSF highlights sustainable forest management

The NSF Center for Advanced Forestry Systems is an innovative partnership between Virginia Tech and other leading university forestry research programs across the U.S. that is working to improve the sustainability and productivity of planted forests.

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Trane first to partner with Sustainability Institute

Trane employee on jobsite.

Trane, a worldwide provider of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, is lending its expertise and support to establish the Sustainability Institute at Virginia Tech. The company has recruited Virginia Tech graduates to its workforce for several decades.



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