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Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative

A main aim of the ESDRI is to consider the inextricable relationship between human and natural systems as we develop innovative knowledge, products and solutions that address local, regional, and global issues in this era of human influence.  The initiative also provides opportunities that aid faculty, advance their research, establish interdisciplinary collaborations, and procure extramural funding. 

The greenhouse effect is one of the most widely known causes of global climate change. It is currently caused by an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuels. Some natural processes can help slow climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. For example, plants filter CO2 out of air and transfer carbon into soil where it can be sequestered for decades to centuries.