When Kaitlyn Dobesh was an Environmental Studies student in the program’s formative years, she pursued her own involvement when opportunities for advocacy were slim. She was a founding member of the Outdoor Education club, which traveled to elementary schools to host nature clubs.
Joslyn Institute to Host Urban Thinkers Campus 2.0: Focus to be on University-City Opportunities for Sustainability
Cities are the vanguard in addressing immediate effects of climate change, population migration and growth, and infrastructure modernization in the United States. Amidst a general atmosphere of federal and state political deadlock, cities now face frontline and more urgent demands with fewer resources to address them. Universities, on the other hand, are virtual laboratories of Big Data, technological breakthroughs, and innovative sustainability research and modeling.
When Jennifer Dam-Shewchuk was in her freshman year of college in 1981 at the University of Kansas, it was also the first year that the university banned smoking cigarettes in the classrooms. She said you could still smoke in the hallways and other common spaces on campus.