ESWG Researcher Wins Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference Poster Competition

By Brooke Foster During the last weekend of February, I attended the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference at the University of Kentucky. After obtaining funding through the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, myself and two other DGES undergraduate students flew to Lexington, Kentucky unforgivingly early that Thursday morning. I had never been to a…

ESWG Researcher Wins SWAAG Poster Competition

Environmental Sustainability Working Group researcher Madeline Wade was recently honored for having the best student poster research presentation during the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers’ annual meeting held October 9-12, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. Wade is a senior studying Psychology and Environmental Studies who is interested in research on sustainable community…

ESWG Researchers Honored for Scholarship, Advocacy

Student researchers from Dr. Angela Person and Dr. Randy Peppler‘s Environmental Sustainability Working Group’s (ESWG) 2017 and 2018 cohorts were recently honored with significant environmental and research awards. Maya Henderson, an OU junior, was named a 2019 Udall Scholar. This is a national award that recognizes sophomore or junior college students committed to careers related…

What we do…

In its first three years, the Environmental Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) has been awarded over $15,000 in support of undergraduate research opportunities. Each ESWG research intern is able to develop a project of their choosing that falls under the broad umbrella of environmental sustainability, including climate change risk perception, communication and organizational responses. ESWG interns…

During the Inevitable Times

This semester was definitely one like no other. From the hardest set of classes, new leadership roles, and the presentation of Corona I can say I was not prepared for it. For someone who likes to stay busy and ‘do more’ than ‘relax more’ I can conclude that I had a lot to tend to…

Water Reuse in Norman: Looking Back

It has been almost 1 year since I decided to pursue research on attitudes and perceptions of water reuse in Norman, Oklahoma. This project has changed the course of my academic career, and opened my eyes to the ways psychology and environmental policy and planning are innately intertwined. We face decisions every day, but so…

Research in the Time of COVID-19

This pandemic has forced various challenges upon people all over the world. It has seemingly affected each and every person on the planet in very unique and strange ways as essential workers and their heroic perseverance lead us through this strange time. In a moment where the best thing we can do is stay home…

Conservation Practices of The Southern Plains and Surrounding Areas

Conservation Practices vary widely from state to state, as they are generally under the guidance of diverse Departments; with some form of underlying precedence. This has been found to be true during my research of Conservation Practices between Oklahoma and Arkansas. Arkansas, lying beyond the boundaries of what I would consider to be the “Southern…