Welcome to the Future of Our Planet
At the Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability, we’re working to secure a more sustainable and equitable tomorrow
How We Make a Difference
Training for Tomorrow
Our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs train students to view the environment with fresh eyes and develop novel, world-changing solutions to big problems.
Support to Find Solutions
Whether on USC’s main campus or at our one-of-a-kind marine lab on Catalina Island, interns and fellows pursue their passions with the support of funding, leading faculty, and dedicated staff.
World-Class, Original Research
Wrigley Institute research centers are leading the way in illuminating the state of our planet, solving its most pressing problems, and transforming the way society thinks and acts on the environment.
Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island
Although initially set on a career in acting, Savannah Masters pivoted after taking a high school environmental science class. Now at USC, she’s dedicated to research and communications efforts that address the challenges caused by climate change. Through her coursework in the USC Environmental Studies Program, she’s found exciting opportunities to work with women scientists to study microplastics in our local environment and our oceans. Outside of the classroom and lab, she leverages her creative background as the social media director of the Environmental Student Assembly and co-host of the USC student-led Eco Alarm Podcast. In the video, Savannah shares a key message: just about anyone can get involved in efforts–either big or small–that spark positive change for our planet.
Make Your Impact
Your gift to the Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability provides opportunities for our students and supports world-changing research for the planet.