In Spring 2013, a new Working Group in Environmental Humanities was founded with the aim of strengthening this field in Switzerland while encouraging better networking and cooperative activities:  holding periodic meetings and conferences, formulating key research agenda, coordinating and expanding EH course offerings at several universities, developing joint publications, organizing public outreach events such as film and lecture series.  The EH Working Group aims to join researchers from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences from several Swiss universities working on both sides of the Röstigraben.