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Center for Environmental Futures receives $600,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

The Center for Environmental Futures (CEF) was recently awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The award will allow the Center to further its commitment to environmental work, justice and sustainability by allowing it to increase student research and training opportunities, and by expanding interdisciplinary partnerships through the humanities and allied fields.

The CEF is a group of faculty and students at the University of Oregon sharing a common interest in environmentalism and social justice, that aims to encourage and support research and dialogue with various stakeholders in the greater Eugene community. Currently, the CEF is co-directed by Dr. Stephanie LeMenager and Dr. Marsha Weisiger. The CEF (established in 2016) will continue to build on the University of Oregon’s longstanding commitment to the environmental humanities by organizing and coordinating curriculum development, field schools, film festivals, research incentives, and symposiums aimed at critically engaging with our most pressing environmental problems.

The CEF will be organizing the second annual Emerald Earth Film Festival, Documenting the Oceans between April 28th-29th at the Redwood Auditorium at the Erb Memorial Union. The CEF will also be organizing an open to all symposium, “Environmental Justice, Race, and Public Lands” between May 9th and 11th. For more information on the Center for Environmental Futures and updates on upcoming events, please visit.

Congratulations to the Center for it’s outstanding work!