Spring 2011

Sustainable Forests

Sustainable Biomaterials

Sustainable World

Sustainable Business

      • Course Merges Business and Sustainability

        Open to all majors, Sustainable Nature-Based Enterprises draws students from within the college as well as from other disciplines across campus and encourages them to focus on issues of resource sustainability.

Sustainable Land

      • Ecologists Help Land Managers Sustain Wildlife

        Carola Haas, associate professor of wildlife ecology, and her research team have been assisting land managers in developing and implementing techniques for sustaining wildlife populations on lands used for agricultural production, timber harvest, or military activities.

Sustainable Water

      • CMI Mapping National Wetlands

        Wetlands, once considered useless, are now valued for providing a diverse range of beneficial ecosystem services, including flood control, water quality, and wildlife habitat.

      • College Plays role in Hydropower Expansion

        Hydropower is a clean, renewable source of energy that has been used in the United States since the late 1800s. Hydropower accounted for 25 percent of the country’s electricity prior to the Great Depression, and capacity had tripled by 1980.

Sustainable Leadership and Engagement

      • D.C. Program on Sustainability Cusp

        The natural resources programs offered by the college in the National Capital Region are specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals seeking credentials for job advancement, a career change, or a graduate degree. Two recent additions complement the existing programs.

      • Engagement Dean Forges Robust Outreach Program

        In recent years Virginia Tech’s outreach efforts, once thought of mainly in the context of Extension, have broadened significantly to include many other kinds of activities, not just in the state but across the nation and around the globe.

      • Students "Walk the Talk"

        Students in the college take their commitment to preserving natural resources and the environment personally and often far beyond the classroom.

Sustainability Curriculum

      • CNRE Courses Reflect Growing Importance of Sustainability

        It would be difficult to enter any discussion on natural resources and environmental issues without addressing sustainability in some manner. Accordingly, principles of sustainability permeate most of the courses offered within the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

      • Additional alumni news

        We love hearing about all the great things going on with our alumni — awards, promotions, retirements, etc. Regrettably, we don’t have enough space in the newsmagazine to print them all. You can now catch up with former classmates and fellow Hokies online.