Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Environment

October 19, 2017

Travis Shoemaker, MPA

I would like to work on environmental policy or environmental management. To supplement my MPA, I enrolled in the Certificate in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Program, which has helped me develop the skills to analyze how businesses incorporate sustainability measures and whether those measures are effective.

The journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL) selected a paper by La Follette School faculty member Greg Nemet and two colleagues as one of the 10 “milestone articles” during the journal’s first 10 years of publication.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is co-sponsoring the public presentation Deescalating the Energy Wars at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. Tisha Schuller, strategic advisor to the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, will tell her story of moving from environmental activist to energy champion.

La Follette School Associate Professor Gregory Nemet emphasized the key role of expectations in innovation during a keynote presentation at an international forum on sustainable development in December. 

Meghan Doherty is right where she wants to be a year after graduating from the La Follette School: working on natural resource management and environmental policy in an international context.

Nick Lardinois’ love of nature and numbers led him to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The City of Madison has new ideas from La Follette School students to help the city achieve the carbon and energy goals laid out in its sustainability plan.

Garrett Johnson is looking for a few more hunters. The first-year public affairs student holds a project assistantship with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, working on a project involving public education and recruitment for hunting.

After years of lab work, Debaki Ale was ready to become more directly involved in energy and environmental policy, so she enrolled in the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree and its energy analysis and policy certificate programs.

The public health effects of deforestation in Indonesia will be discussed in a seminar on Tuesday, January 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 1199 of Nancy Nicholas Hall, which houses the School of Human Ecology.

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