Our Vision for a Sustainable Environmental Future

 
Vision for a Sustainable Environmental Future (VSEF) is an initiative housed at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (UM SEAS) that seeks to foster the development of an environmental field that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.  To support this goal, we conduct research, gather data, and author publications on environmental history, environmental justice, institutional diversity, and food insecurity.  We are active participants in efforts to identify, train, and help talented and diverse young leaders embark on careers in the environmental sector.  We administer an undergraduate and a graduate internship program, organize the annual New Horizons in Conservation Conference and manage the Food Access in Michigan project.  
 
 

Join us as we work towards creating a more sustainable environmental future for all!

University of Michigan Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

is a two-summer program where undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the conservation field get the chance to work on conservation research and build valuable work experience in a conservation-focused internship. Click here to learn more about the program. 

The Environmental Fellows Program

is a summer fellowship program for graduate students jointly run by the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability and the Environmental Grantmakers Association. Interested in learning more about environmental philanthropy and gaining practical job and networking experience? Click here to learn more about the program. 

New Horizons in Conservation Conference

The third annual New Horizons in Conservation Conference will be hosted in Ann Arbor Michigan from Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3, 2020. Click here to learn more about the conference.

The Food Access in Michigan project

is a USDA-funded Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) bringing together researchers and community partners to engage people working throughout the food system in a collaborative effort to address hunger in our state. Click here to learn more.