Xiaotang Jiang, New Yunnan Sustainability Coordinator

CLiGS is pleased to welcome Xiaotang Jiang, a Yunnan native, as the new Program Coordinator for the Yunnan Sustainability Network.  (more…)


CLiGS Presents Three New Affiliates

The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) at Virginia Tech is proud to welcome our new affiliates: Holly Wise, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Heath Baumann, Natural Resources Maintenance Manager at the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority; and Richard Dooley, Project Manager for the Community Energy Plan project of Arlington County. (more…)


Travel and Gain Global Experience with CLiGS in South Africa in Summer 2014

CLiGS South Africa Ecological Infrastructure Program is focused on the challenges of regional and urban planning in a water stressed biodiviersity hotspot such as South Africa.  Focusing on strategies developing in the Western Cape and Durban areas, the CLiGS South Africa Program will provide graduate students and professionals an opportunity to explore innovative ecological infrastructure development policies and strategies and the unique challenges of developing sustainably in post-Apartheid South Africa through direct engagement with local partners.  Join CLiGS South Africa Project for an opportunity to gain global experience while traveling and exploring this beautiful part of the world.  SouthAfrica.pdf (54 downloads) .

Three graduate students from the 2014 Class of the XMNR program are leading a project to support WWF by studying “Innovations in Supply Chain Management” (left to right): Lise Blackburn, P.E. (of Pittsburgh, PA), and Spencer Cooper and Heeral Bhalala (both of Washington, DC).

CLiGS XMNR Students working with WWF on Supply Chain Innovations for Soft Commodities

Three of the current Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) Cohort, Heeral Bhalala, Lise Blackburn P.E. and Spencer Cooper, have chosen to focus their Directed Study Project on a topic that both meets the need of their  (more…)


CLiGS Announces Four New Affiliates

The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability at Virginia Tech is pleased to announce four new affiliates: Kiyah Duffey, Jill Knoll,Tim Baird, and Larry Wiseman. (more…)

Pam Nagurka, Kim Fortunato, Antoinette Dendtler,

CLiGS XMNR Graduate Student, Pam Nagurka, working with Campbell Soup Company’s “Healthy Communities” program for her Directed Study Project

One of the great opportunities within the XMNR program is for each graduate student to identify one or two Directed Study Projects (AKA Capstone Project) to fulfill program requirements and their individual professional development plans. (more…)