The Solutions Journal

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The Solutions Journal: For a Sustainable and Desirable Future is a hybrid peer-reviewed journal and nonprofit popular magazine publication devoted to showcasing bold and innovative ideas for solving the world’s integrated ecological, social, and economic problems.

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Dr. Beth Caniglia

Dr. Beth Caniglia

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Dr. Beth Caniglia(PhD University of Notre Dame) is Professor and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development (SEED) in the College of Business & Economics at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She serves as a member of the Board at the Alliance Center in Denver, Colorado and is Co-Editor-in-Chief at the Solutions Journal. Dr.Caniglia’s research and publications are focused at the intersection of social movements, organizations and policymaking, especially related to the environmental movement, while her more recent work has turned toward resilience and environmental justice in urban communities. For over a decade, she collected extensive data on the Multi-stakeholder dialogues at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, where she also served as a consultant to the NGO Steering Committee.

Dr. Caniglia is past-Chair of the Environment & Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. She currently heads the oral history project to document the evolution of environmental sociology since the first Earth Day. She serves on the editorial boards of Mobilization and The Journal of World-Systems Research. She has received numerous awards. In 2009, she was chosen as a Global Climate Leader by the State of the World Forum in recognition of her commitment to link academic scholarship to global carbon cycle transformation. In 2016, she was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association as among Top Women Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs. Her book (with Thomas J. Burns) Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity was honored with the Gerold L. Young Outstanding Book Award from the Society for Human Ecology. She has been honored by America’s Who’s Who in Academia. And, most recently, she was nominated for the Denver Sustainability Summit Visionary Award.


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