Friday, October 18, 2013

New Specialization in Sustainability Offered

We are pleased to announce that students in the Environmental and Natural Resources Graduate Program (ENRGP) can now apply for a new specialization in Sustainability Law and Policy!

Sustainability has become increasingly popular as companies and individuals strive to reduce their impact on the environment. Corporate sustainability has expanded and many organizations now have large teams devoted to incorporating sustainable methods into the business. These teams address issues regarding resource depletion, supply chain sustainability, as well as generation of energy savings and consumer behavior habits.

The sustainability sector offers a variety of careers options for students to pursue. Students are able to apply their degree to sustainable international development, others focus on corporate social responsibility or green marketing. Sustainability is in demand and the type of employment is open to the individual's skills and preferences.

Students in the ENRGP are able to choose from a selection of courses to obtain the Sustainability Law and Policy specialization. These courses range from Corporate Social Responsibility to National Legislation and Policy for the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources.

Assistant Director Lucy Daberkow shared, "We strive to offer our students the most up to date and relevant course choices. Creating a  specialization in Sustainability allows  students to focus their studies in an area that is of the most importance at the local, national, and global levels. The study of topics such as Global Warming, Sustainable Development of Natural Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability prepares today's students to be the leaders of a more prosperous and green future. "

For more information about our specialization options, visit our website!
Click here to apply to our program!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Former Student Featured on KDVR

Steam Espresso Bar was recently featured on KDVR, local channel 31 as the hot new coffee hangout. To watch the video see above or follow this link.

Hani Yaafouri, a 2010 ENRGP MRLS graduate, and his brother Zahi, MBA '03 and MRECM '01, opened  Steam Espresso Bar in May. The brothers were intent upon creating a sustainable business concept that offered excellent coffee and a wonderful atmosphere.

The brothers used reclaimed wood from 1930's railway box cars and upgraded the building to be more energy efficient. They are also using eco-friendly paper cups, locally-sourced food items,
and stainless steel filters to prevent the waste generated from paper filters.

Lucy Daberkow, Assistant Director had this to say, "Steam Espresso Bar is a true gem of a coffee shop. We are so proud that Hani, our friend and former student, designed a place that is not only inviting but also environmentally friendly. It is great to see that Hani is putting into practice all the sustainability and renewable energy concepts he acquired while pursuing his studies here. Make sure you stop by for the best coffee you’ll ever have!"

Monday, October 14, 2013

Denver Law Environmental Law Professor Rock Pring and Catherine Pring Featured in Panel Discussion at Recent International Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston

Professor George Pring, third from left, and Catherine Pring, fourth from left.
Sturm College of Law Professor George (Rock) Pring and Catherine Pring were featured presenters recently at the International Bar Association's Annual Meeting in Boston. 

The Prings, internationally respected experts on the growing roles of environmental courts and tribunals, were part of a panel entitled "Environment and natural resources courts - do we need independent and specialized adjudicators?"  The Prings are co-authors of Green Justice: Creating and Improving Environment Courts and Tribunals, which was published by the Access Institute of the World Resources Institute.

The panel, which included several other experts from around the world, was moderated by Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the New South Wales Land & Environment Court.  (Justice Preston visited Denver Law several years ago.)

Don Smith, Director of Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy program, said, "Rock and Kitty Pring are known around the world for their precedent setting work on environmental courts and tribunals.  The Prings continue to bring their insights and observations to a topic that is of major interest to those involved with environmental issues.  All who seek a more environmentally conscious world are indebted to these pioneers."