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In many ways, SNRE is the birthplace of modern environmental education. Established in 1903 as the U-M Department of Forestry, in 1927 SNRE became one of the first schools of its kind in the country. Since then, SNRE has pioneered such pillars of modern environmental studies as environmental justice, environmental law, and environmental education, among others.
SNRE has led breakthroughs in environmental science, policy, and practice since its inception, and even hosted the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. By all accounts, the school’s contributions to protecting the Earth’s resources and achieving a sustainable society have had major, lasting, positive effects, domestically and across the globe.
We bring an entrepreneurial spirit to solving our planet’s toughest challenges. As a result, our 8,000 alumni working all over the world not only understand the scientific underpinnings of environmental problems, they can formulate solutions that are technically, economically, and socially feasible. That's environmental sustainability for the long term.