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Earth. Climate. Society.
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability draws on a deep understanding of Earth, climate, and society to create solutions at a global scale, in collaboration with partners worldwide. Together, we strive to create a future where humans and nature thrive in concert and in perpetuity.
Understanding extreme heat’s impact on labor
Stanford experts explain extreme heat’s impacts on workplace risks, marginalized communities, and the economy.
A better way to monitor ocean plastic pollution
Scientists have identified key marine species for monitoring plastic pollution in the North Pacific Ocean.
Scientists take a deep dive: how sharks use the ocean
New research reveals how 38 species of sharks, rays, and skates move vertically in oceans around the world.
Inaugural Dean, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
“Climate and sustainability are the defining issues of the 21st century. Arguably, there is no other issue that is more important that will affect humanity and the planet.”
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Sustainability challenges affect everyone, and we need to include all voices in creating global solutions. We support a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff through our DEI programming, including our courses, financial aid, and affinity groups. We also hold ourselves accountable by tracking our progress.
- The school formally launched with more than 500 guests and speakers urging action on climate change and other sustainability challenges.
- President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa discussed Portugal and California’s shared climate challenges and opportunities.
- For the first time since 2015, the Geological Society of Denmark honours a prominent geologist by awarding the Steno medal to Prof. Dennis K. Bird, Stanford University.
About the school
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability incorporates the people and programs of the former School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and expands to include the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (joint with the School of Engineering). It also includes the facilities of Hopkins Marine Station, which had been part of the School of Humanities and Sciences. The school also includes a Sustainability Accelerator, and will have an Institute for Sustainable Societies, as well as several new departments and initiatives.