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Experts predict that a major global city—Cape Town, South Africa—will likely run out of fresh water within an alarmingly short span of time. As the human population continues to grow and economic activity increases, we are confronted with the limits of the natural resources of our planet and the ability of the environment to process and absorb the byproducts of our activities. Human survival is predicated on our ability to create long-term sustainability and mitigate the effects of climate change. From exploring water scarcity to developing models for a global “green economy,” Green School scholars work at the nexus of environmentalism, economic development, and sociopolitical discourse.