Local Food Forum at Brown University

13-16 April 2005

The Local Food Forum invites members of the Rhode Island region together to discuss local, sustainable agriculture and its relationship to improved community food security.

For more information: http://envstudies.brown.edu/env/news/foodForum.php

Sala Comments on Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

30 March 2005

CES Director Osvaldo Sala, a contributor to this landmark ecosystem study, comments on the results of the Millennium Assessment: "In the past, we were able to feed enough people and maintain a steadily growing consumption of goods - but at great expense to the environment," Sala said. "This report clearly shows that we can no longer continue on this course."

For the official press release click here: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/2004-05/04-108.html

Osvaldo Sala Begins as Director of Center for Environmental Studies

January 2005

In 2004, Osvaldo Sala was named the Director of the Center for Environmental Studies and the new Environmental Change Initiative. The Sloan Lindemann and George Lindemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of Biology, Mr. Sala was previously at the University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to his bio, Professor Sala's interests "span from the arid ecosystems of Patagonia to global change issues with a focus on ecosystem-level questions including primary production, ecosystem-water dynamics, and most recently, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning."

For Professor Sala's complete bio, please click here: http://www.brown.edu/Research/ECI/people/sala/salamain.htm


news updates
1/28/04: View a letter sent by the CES Alumni Association to President Ruth Simmons, in which we requested to meet with her to discuss the Environmental Change Initiative. Click here.
1/28/04: View Provost Zimmer's response letter to the CES Alumni Community, in which he addresses our role in the ECI process. Click here.
7/7/03: ECI establishes an alliance between Brown University and the Marine Biological Laboratory for teaching and research. Click here to see the MBL press release.
Check out what's happening with the CES Community Garden. Click here.
Read the latest updates from the UEL, via the Student CES Newsletter. Click here.