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Institute for Society, Landscape, and Ecosystem Change

Humanity’s most fundamental connection is that between society and landscape. Striking then is a question that has only recently begun to be asked “What do humans have to do with environmental change and sustainability?”

The Institute for Society, Landscape, and Ecosystem Change (ISLEC) provides a forum through which local people, scientists, policy makers and the interested public can address this seminal question.

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Planet Under Pressure. New Knowledge Towards Solutions: Dispatch from Colorado

Among the goals of the international conference, Planet under Pressure one was to provide scientific leadership for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio +20. During the conference’s four days of sessions, there were many examples of successful solutions from the local level to the national to move towards a sustainable future.

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Climbers & Bats GCRT

This research team creates a working group of rock climbing interest groups, CSU biologists and human dimension specialists, and CSU students to strategically collect information on bat roost locations and share bat conservation information with the climbing community. View details of their GCRT here and their blog entry here.

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