2050 Council
CLiGS announces new advisory group
The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability in the College of Natural Resources and Environment has formed a 14-member external advisory group comprised of business, nonprofit, and public sector executives it calls the 2050 Council. (more…) Read More
Residential Real Estate Sustainability Practices in Northern Virginia
What green features are builders prioritizing in their designs? What are buyers willing to invest in? Those were just some of the questions that Peter Burke, Executive Master of Natural Resources student and realtor, asked in his most recent study of residential real estate sustainability practices in Northern Virginia. (more…) Read More
A 21st Century Program for 21st Century Challenges
The Online Masters of Natural Resources (MNR) program celebrates its one-year anniversary of going fully online with an added International Field Experience (IFE) requirement. Virginia Tech began offering Natural Resource courses in 1994 and the MNR graduate degree in 2003 out of the National Capital Region, but in looking at what natural resource management meant in light of 21st century challenges, the College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) decided it was time to redefine and restructure the original program.… Read More
Shang Hai
Urbanizing China and its Effects on Biodiversity
“Chinese cities, both large and small, are expanding everywhere, and this growth is fundamentally changing the country,” says Andrew Perlstein, Assistant Director of Executive Programs for CLiGS, about a rapidly urbanizing China. (more…) Read More
Jennifer Sevin and Muzaffer Uysal Named CLiGS Fellows
Since the formation of the center in 2012, CLiGS has named 42 affiliates of which 34 are fellows of varying capacity. Each affiliate is chosen for their expertise and commitment to the center's mission, serving initial three-year terms, subject to renewal. (more…) Read More