When Elsie Sunderland was 17, her hometown on the southern shore of Nova Scotia sought to create jobs for local fishermen—impacted by the collapse of local fisheries—by building a toxic waste incinerator. To alert the community to the potential health impacts of the plan, Sunderland petitioned local politicians, wrote Op-Eds, and launched a citizen’s group. “And that was it,” she was hooked on the environment. “I knew that’s what I was going to do with my life.”
The Center for the Environment brings together one of the largest and most varied faculty communities on campus. HUCE Faculty Associates participate in events, workshops, grant programs, and meet twice-monthly to discuss their research and environmental issues more broadly.
The directory below contains profiles of the more than 250 faculty affiliated with the Center. The directory is searchable by research area, School, and keyword.