For the 2018 Clinic Trip, EnviroLab worked with Burapha University in Chonburi, Thailand and the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts. Themes of study were mangroves, water, and power as they relate to biodiversity, hydro-modification, aquaculture, agriculture, as well as artistic expressions that explore agency in relation to the built environment and governance.
Founded in 1887, Whittier College is a regional partner, who received the LIASE implementation grant that ended in 2019. Their areas of focus were China and Myanmar. Activities supported by grant funds included new interdisciplinary course and module development, courses linked with Chinese universities, advanced language learning opportunities, faculty and student exchanges, and faculty and student travel to China and Myanmar. Whittier helped plan the Regional LIASE Conferences, which featured faculty and student research by the Southern California LIASE grantees.
Founded in 1887, Occidental College, or “Oxy,” is a regional partner, whose LIASE grant ended, but continues to share research and program opportunities with the Claremont Colleges. The Oxy program consisted of partnerships with universities and non-profits primarily in Hong Kong and Nanjing; course work and student research opportunities that explore environmental issues, policies, research, and community action; a research program focused on air quality, built environment and land use, and food systems; new publications; and opportunities for exchange. Oxy also helped plan the Regional LIASE Conferences.
The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (the National University of Malaysia) is a research-focused university south of Kuala Lumpur in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor. EnviroLab faculty and students continue to collaborate with students and faculty from the university on renewable energy and energy policy projects.
KMUTT focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Design at both the undergraduate and graduate level. EnviroLab faculty continue to collaborate with faculty from the school of Design and Planning to assess air and water quality in one of the historic canals of Bangkok and develop plans for potential redevelopment.
Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is a community-based school in Japan. ARI welcomes people from around the globe to share ideas for a sustainable and peaceful life and revolves around the three pillars—foodlife, servant leadership, and community of learning.
Ainou is a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation that carries out activities such as fostering the development of farmers who are the protectors of our land and life, introducing and educating people about organic farming, and certifying organic produce. With a mission of fostering future and present farmers’ development, “Ainou University” courses and seminars which focus on thinking about agriculture, food and energy are held. The organization also founded and continues to provide support to the only private agricultural high school in Japan, “Ainou-gakuen Agricultural High School,” which was established in 1963.