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Funding for the DePaul University Institute for Nature and Culture has been received from the Gutgsell Foundation.
The Institute for Nature and Culture has been created by DePaul
University to foster collaboration among the disciplines and among
researchers, conservation practitioners and the general public on behalf
of our environmental future.
The mission of the Institute is to develop a new environmentalism
capable of providing the means for negotiating a healthy, sustainable
relationship between humans and the rest of nature. Stepping back to
question and appraise environmental practice and thinking from new
directions, the Institute is undertaking an ambitious program of
research, education and public participation that will provide
leadership in the urgent task of setting environmentalism on a new
course during the critical decade just ahead.
Our vision is to be:
What makes us different?
In the first year of its existence the Institute and its staff have: