1970 was the birth of Earth Day and also the birth of the University of Montana Environmental Studies graduate program – one of the first in the world. In 1999, an undergraduate program was added. Over the years, about 1600 students strengthened their skills and focused their purpose in the program and have graduated to live their passion and take action to promote positive change that fosters a healthy natural environment and a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world.
In 2020, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Environmental Studies program (EVST) and Earth Day, EVST planned a reunion but the Covid-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the event. To honor the occasion, EVST offered a few of the planned panels online. The panels below featured some of the program’s alums – just a small sample of the outstanding contribution this program has made to our Earth home.
Submissions from 2020
University of Montana Environmental Studies Alumni Panel: Celebration of the EVST 50th Anniversary, Mary Anne Hitt, Souta Calling Last, Betsy Gaines Quammen, and Dave Strohmaier
University of Montana Environmental Studies Alumni Panel: Shaping Government and Influencing Policy, Tracy Stone-Manning, Brian Kevin Ferrasci-O'Malley, and Anna Swanson Peterson
University of Montana Environmental Studies Alumni Panel: Public Interest Science, Chris Brick, Joel A. Tickner, and Alex Scranton