Centers and Institutes: Sustainable Communities
Colorado State University is a leader in sustainable community research.
The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise (CASE) stands at the intersections of the academy and industry, science and the marketplace, past and future. Applied, as opposed to theoretical, CASE delivers actionable knowledge at an operational level through a variety of programs.
Director: Carl Hammerdorfer
The Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis (CDRA) at Colorado State University is dedicated to reducing the harm and losses caused by natural, technological, and human-caused disasters. Central to achieving this goal is learning how social inequality impacts the ability of marginalized groups to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster.
This center is currently in a reorganizational status. Until the center is operational again, feel free to email Sam Zahran for further information.
Co-Director: Sammy Zahran - email@example.com
The Colorado State University Center for Environmental Medicine is bringing together global partners and research partners from fields as diverse as environmental sciences, biological sciences, and chemistry, to address significant challenges in environmental toxicology that may affect human health.
Director: Bill Hanneman
The Center for Marketing and Social Issues conducts transformative research and training and engages in service projects that address social issues through the application of marketing principles and techniques.
Director: Kathleen Kelley
Sound management, provided by trained professionals, and citizen support will ensure the maintenance of these important areas which anchor the success of nature conservation into the 21st century. The Center for Protected Area Management & Training was formed to assist protected area professionals in strengthening the management of the world's protected areas and adjacent lands.
Co-Director: Jim Barborak
Co-Director: Ryan Finchum
The Center for the New Energy Economy, established in 2011, is a national policy center focused on building the new energy economy. Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter serves as director for the Center, as well as and Senior Scholar within CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability. The Center for the New Energy Economy, including salaries, is completely funded by private support, initially from the San Francisco-based Energy Foundation and the Fort Collins-based Bohemian Foundation.
Director: Bill Ritter, Jr.
The Changing Climates Initiative is a campuswide project launched in 2007 and supported by faculty and researchers from every CSU college, whose interests and research unite around climate change. This effort helps faculty infuse information and research on climate content into their courses in all majors and disciplines. It also provides seminars to train faculty and staff on climate change topics.