• AESS serves the interdisciplinary environmental community. We invite you to learn about the programs your donation and membership supports.

    Diversity and the Environment Webinar Series co-sponsored by Antioch University and AESS



    Syllabus databank

    Branded Books Series

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at AESS

    “A basic principle of ecology is that diversity in an ecosystem fosters strength and resilience.”

    At the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences, we believe in creating a safe space for a more diverse community of environmentalists.

    We recognize that before major environmental movements can be made, we need to highlight the voices that are being underrepresented. We hope to advocate for the inclusion of multiple voices that represent perspectives and expertise from various backgrounds and identities.

    We respect, value, and welcome all backgrounds and believe that together we can find meaningful, effective, lasting solutions to environmental issues by joining ideas and skills.

    At AESS we are taking action by:

    Build Partnerships and Conduct Outreach

    • Build relationships with other diversity-serving organizations and institutions
    • Build relationships with researchers working with Global South communities and related topics
    • Create a diverse speakers’ network from within AESS membership and from those outside of AESS

    Increase Access and Inclusion

    • Build broader networking opportunities
    • Hold a webinar series about the relationship between diversity and the environment : http://www.communityresilience-center.org/diversity-and-the-environment/
    • AESS Expert Network
      • The Expert Network is a new program that helps assist members in learning processes during COVID-19
        • Incorporate virtual class visits to discuss research; community sustainability work; or collaborate with faculty in other locations to connect their students with community stakeholders and activists in your city or town.

    Visit AESS Diversity Committee Page for more information

  • AESS is quickly becoming the leading interdisciplinary society in higher education for people working in the fields of environmental studies and environmental science. Take a tour of our webspace, and learn about our association. If you have questions about our association, contact the Managing Director support@aessonline.org. When you’re ready to join AESS, click here
  • We invite you to share news of your publications, promotions and successes with AESS. AESS will share across our social media platforms. SUBMIT stories by filling out the form or emailing support@aessonline.org. note: To cut down on spam, forms will appear when members have signed into the website.
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  • AESS has issued statements about important Environmental and Social Justice issues. Click titles to read our published statements:

  • The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS) Forum is a service of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS). The purpose of the Forum is to share information, facilitate respectful and inclusive dialogue, and build community amongst professionals and students engaged with environmental studies and sciences. 

    Subscription to the Forum is open to anyone interested in ESS and does not require paid membership in AESS.  However, we encourage Forum subscribers to become AESS members.

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) serves the faculty, students and staff of the 1000+ interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around the world. We seek to strengthen teaching, research and service in environmental studies and sciences, and to improve communication across boundaries that too often divide the traditional academic disciplines. The Association facilitates the professional development of Association members not just as individuals but also to advance Environmental Studies and Sciences as a whole.