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On October 17, 2018, the STS Program convened a public workshop focused on addressing the impacts of reducing food loss and waste on farmers, food prices, food availability, and the environment. This Proceedings of a Workshop synthesizes the presentations and discussions held during the workshop.
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An expert committee under the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and Science and Technology for Sustainability Program is conducting a series of public workshops focused on strengthening sustainability programs and curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The second participatory workshop was held on February 13. Learn more...
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The January 2018 meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability hosted a public workshop on issues related to deploying sustainable energy during transitions. This Proceedings of a Workshop—In Brief summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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On July 11th, the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program and the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice hosted a public release of a new joint report, Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcomes among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. View more information...
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Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste: Proceedings of a Workshop
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Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels
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Deploying Sustainable Energy During Transitions: Implications of Recovery, Renewal, and Rebuilding
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View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent Events

Sustainability Science 2.0
May 24, 2019, Denver, CO

Strengthening Sustainability Program at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels: A Workshop

February 13, 2019, Washington, DC


Reducing
Food Loss and Waste Workshop

October 17, 2018, Washington, DC

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


Recent Reports  View more...
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste: Proceedings of a WorkshopReducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste: Proceedings of a Workshop
HHH Report Cover Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcome among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United StatesPathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States

 
Current Activities

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability 
Established in 2002, the STS Roundtable represents one element of the robust sustainability activities within the National Academies. The Roundtable draws on the expertise of leaders from research institutions as well as senior decision-makers from government and industry who deal with issues of sustainable development, and who are in a position to mobilize new strategies and resources for sustainability. The Roundtable works to provide a high-level forum for sharing views, information, and analyses related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability, and then catalyzing follow-on advisory work through the Academies. The January 2018 meeting focused on deploying sustainable energy during transition.

Sustainability as a Driver for Innovation and Disruption
Our overarching theme for 2019 includes Sustainability Science as a Driver for Innovation and Disruption. We aim to connect the intellectual capital we bring to the table with practitioners and policymakers to better link innovation to transformative action.

Impact of Emerging and Converging Technologies in Sustainability Science
From artificial intelligence to gene-editing, from machine learning to the latest innovations in teaching and learning. Science, technology and innovation continue to shape everything in our daily life includes, how we think and approach sustainability.

Connecting with the Communities We Serve
A monthly e-newsletter Sustainability across the National Academies: Linking Knowledge to Action and social media @NASEM_Sustain highlight National Academies activities related to sustainability in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Sponsor-Requested Studies and Workshops
Sponsored activities enlist the nation's foremost scientists, engineers and health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of sustainability. Recent activities include:

To learn more about sustainability activities, both in the STS program and throughout the other boards and committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, please view the list of publications, upcoming meetings and ongoing activities.

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