EnviroLab Asia is a laboratory for cross disciplinary research, experiential learning, and linking knowledge and practice by engaging communities and tackling problems with influences outside of the academy. In particular, we want to explore what comes out of the intellectual exchange between the humanities and social sciences, environmental analysis, and various fields of the sciences. To achieve our goals, we are taking a holistic approach to study the relationship between the natural environment, human agency, and social processes.

Guiding Principles

  • Create a space for the production of new knowledge about the interaction between nature, the built environment, and human populations in Asia, leveraging and mutually enhancing Asian Studies and Environmental Analysis.
  • Establish a firm foundation for the continuous production of new knowledge about Asia and the environment by building a robust infrastructure of expert networks that will facilitate ongoing cross-disciplinary communication and the exchange of resources between members of the Claremont Colleges.
  • Increase faculty and students’ capacities to effectively influence debates on environmental issues as well as present innovative solutions to challenges resulting from environmental problems.