EnviroLab is a five-college initiative at the Claremont Colleges and is anchored at Claremont McKenna College. The initiative 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 an initiative at the Claremont Colleges funded by the Henry Luce Foundation’s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) Program. This initiative is a laboratory for cross-disciplinary research and experiential learning that links knowledge with practice. Through intellectual exchange between the humanities and social sciences, environmental analysis, and other disciplines, we explore relevant topics and generate new scholarship about environmental issues in Asia. Our research involves communities and partner institutions in the US and Asia. We aim to address environmental problems in Asia through interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in a globalized world.


EnviroLab would also like to acknowledge 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.

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