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…

A Little Project Update

Hello everyone! I just wanted to drop in and give a little update on how my project is going! A lot of this semester has been figuring out how to restructure Allyson’s original paper, as well as finding new and more up-to-date sources that focus in on the research that I am trying to present….

Petro-Masculinity: How White Supremacy, Heteronormativity and the Climate Crisis Intersect

Since 2016, the Trump Administration rolled back almost 100 previous environmental policies, the majority of which involve regulating air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and fossil fuel extraction. The president’s basis for these policy rollbacks, along with countless other socially and environmentally damaging legislative decisions, is his goal of restoring the United States to a previous,…

Personality Assessments and Potential Career Options

When I was younger, I was obsessed with personality quizzes. Myers-Briggs, Hogwarts House, astrological sign, you name it. Even completely germane Buzzfeed quizzes (“Pick Your Favorite Fast Food Items and We’ll Reveal a Deep Truth About You”) gave me an intense boost of serotonin. I seized any opportunity to categorize myself, my friends, and whoever…

Scores in Self Care

If there has been one thing that has helped me get through the semester’s stressful times while trying to manage academics, leading a sorority, and being a vice chair of a dance marathon would have to be self care. It seems as though self care has a prominence in the media as being a glorified…

Meet New EnvLab Intern, Attie Marshall

Hello! My name is Attie Marshall and I am a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma. I am double majoring in Environmental Sustainability and Stage Management in the OU School of Drama, and I am currently on a quest to figure out how in the world I am going to merge those two very different…