EnviroLab is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. It aims to train students, faculty, and staff to become active practitioners of change who develop sustainable and socially just policy-relevant solutions to environmental challenges in Asia, with a focus on East and Southeast Asia. EnviroLab strives to foster a process of mutual discovery, where we work together with international and regional partners to study, test, and evaluate methods and measures to address environmental problems in Asia.

EnviroLab is a five-college initiative at the Claremont Colleges, and is anchored at Claremont McKenna College.


EnviroLab would also like to acknowledge the the Henry Luce Foundation as well as the continued support from the Presidents and Academic Deans at the Claremont Colleges. During its inaugural year, EnviroLab also received critical support from the CMC History Department, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Roberts Environmental Center, CMC Modern Languages and Literatures Department, Keck Science Department, Asian Studies, and Pomona Asian Languages and Literatures Department.


2020 EnviroLab Student Fellows (Korea)

Aileen Villa Food and Rural Issues Lab SCR, Class of 2022, politics and anthropology (dual) she, her, hers Aileen Villa is a second-year student from Nogales, Arizona. She has been involved in bridging health disparities in her community by addressing food issues and...

Haikus from Japan

Haikus from Japan

Sharing haikus and art from students in the Food and Rural Issues Lab who went to Japan in May 2019. Haikus by Kat Kornegay (POM) Morning was peaceful. The fresh air and soothing sounds, Does wonders for soul. In rural Japan. Feels like a whole other world. Bullet...