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Upcoming Events

No More Time to Waste: Moving Science to Action at Scales that Matter
December 10, 2018, Washington, DC
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent Events

Reducing Food Loss and Waste Workshop
October 17, 2018, Washington, DC

Report Release: Housing, Health and Homelessness
July 11, 2018 11am-12pm, Washington, DC

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

January 30-21, 2018, Washington, DC

Symposium at the National Council for Science and the Environment Conference

January 23, 2018 Arlington, VA



Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program

The overall objective of the National Academies Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) program is harnessing the power of science, engineering, and medicine to meet sustainability challenges from local to global scales. To achieve this as the institutional focal point for examining sustainability science and technology issues, the STS program will elevate the impact and visibility of the National Academies’ efforts and actions in this area by:

  • Facilitating diverse activities across the National Academies, which have implication for addressing sustainability challenges and stimulating action;
  • Convening multiple stakeholders to focus on sustainability issues and opportunities at the interface of science, engineering, public health sustainability and action; 
  • Catalyzing new approaches and activities across the institution to connect knowledge to action that promote and advise on sustainability, including learning from the experiences of other countries and advising on what is working and not working domestically and internationally; and 
  • Communicating and collaborating with diverse sets of domestic and international stakeholders and audiences impacted by the interface of science and engineering policies and actions related to sustainability.


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The STS Program is in the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the Academies.