School of Natural Resources and Environment

News and Research Digest

Meet the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, Made at Michigan

Six innovative student groups from SNRE were featured in a new publication, Made At Michigan, created by Innovate Blue. This magazine showcases the designs and ideas of student groups making a difference across the University of Michigan campus and the world.

Meet the six teams representing SNRE:

Professors Steve Yaffee and Julia Wondolleck have just launched a new web-based teaching tool to help people understand facilitation strategies and collaborative decision making.  The new website follows in SNRE's strong tradition of work in conflict management and collaborative problem solving, while using new technology that enables engaged learning.  According to Yaffee, "We built this site to provide users with a stepwise guide for facilitating a complicated public decision making process. We hope our SNRE alums will give it a try."

For Rocky Rohwedder, MS ’79, environmental destruction and global poverty are inextricably linked. It all began with the question: “Are there highly successful examples of communities lifting themselves out of poverty while simultaneously lowering their ecological footprint?” The answer is a resounding, YES.

EJOLT research team members

By Liz Kalaugher, environmentalresearchweb

The environmental justice arena has seen much change since it emerged from the civil rights movement. Now, a survey of 31 key players has revealed some of the challenges as the field has transitioned from local efforts to national and global remits, and more sophisticated strategies.