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| Course Announcement

Spring 2017 ENVIR Courses

Thinking about what’s available for Spring courses? Check out our Environmental Studies Spring offerings. Registration starts Feb. 10!
Environmental Studies Courses
ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – Great course for exploring environmental majors. Learn about environmental issues in a local and global context. 

ENVIR 200: Communication for Environmental Studies – Develop the skills necessary to engage, analyze, write, and speak about complex environmental issues in a variety of disciplinary contexts with particular values and emphases. 

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| Community, Student Leadership

Coming together with art, for the environment

Last Friday, January 20, a group of driven students welcomed two notable National Geographic photographers to the stage and more than 150 students, family members, friends, faculty and staff at UW for a night of contemplation about what it means to be a steward of the earth and all its creatures.
The Student Association for Green Environments (SAGE), currently led by: Frieda Cohen, Cassie Maylor, Shelby Cramer and Summer Cook, orchestrated Friday’s event with the support of their Environmental Studies major unit, the Program on the Environment. 

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Congratulations to Shruti Parikh, Mary Gates Research Scholar!

Shruti Parikh is a junior at UW, majoring in Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences and Resource Management (ESRM), with a QSCI minor. She’s lived in Washington for the majority of her life and is passionate about good air quality.
She recently won a Mary Gates Research Scholarship for her research on using plants to purify air and reduce pollutants such as arsenic, a known carcinogen. 

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| Community, Profiles

Connecting the dots: From Bainbridge Island to Peru

Danielle Bogardus takes on independent research in Peru with a goal to divert waste and contribute to healthy forests and communities. 
Riding on ponies as a child shaped Danielle Bogardus’s experience with nature. Her mother was a horse trainer, and being around horses was a typical part of her day.
“I have never known anything but nature. It’s been in my backyard for as long as I can remember, and that’s where I center myself,” shares Danielle. 

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| Student Leadership

Apply to be a FIG leader – due Jan. 23

The Office of First Year Programs is seeking student leaders to help freshmen transition to college. Gain valuable leadership experience AND earn course credits with this opportunity!
The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students. 

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| Community, Education

Autumn Capstone Symposium – environmental education, carbon footprint, permaculture and more!

The Environmental Studies Winter Capstone Symposium is coming up on Monday, December 5. The event showcases the results from a three quarter long course series that encompasses an internship with partner organizations at UW and across Seattle.
All are welcome to join for the students’ oral and poster presentations. Topics range from empowering youth through education, to improving Seattle’s greenways, to curbing climate change and promoting permaculture in urban farming practices. 

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| Course Announcement

Environmental Studies Winter 2017 Courses

Registration begins today for our Winter Courses. 
Environmental Studies Courses
ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – Great course for exploring environmental majors. Learn about environmental issues in a local and global context.
MWF 9:30a -10:20a | Elizabeth Wheat and Kristi Straus | 5 credits

ENVIR 200: Communication for Environmental Studies – Develop the skills necessary to engage, analyze, write, and speak about complex environmental issues in a variety of disciplinary contexts with particular values and emphases. 

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| Community, Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Environmental Leadership Scholarship recipients!

Congratulations to Environmental Studies majors Mishu Pham-Whipple and Danielle Bogardus, our 2016-2017 Environmental Leadership Scholarship recipients! Your leadership and efforts to raise awareness and spur action regarding environmental challenges is inspiring.
Program on the Environment, with support from generous donors, awards scholarships to two students each year who demonstrate a passion for environmental studies, integrative thought and action in their academics and activities, and a vision of how they hope to make a positive difference in the world. 

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| Community, Profiles

Restoring WA’s urban environment, one green space at a time

For 24 years running, Washington Conservation Voters has hosted its Annual Breakfast of Champions to celebrate environmental leaders in the community, including ten young leaders under 30. This year, we’re proud to share that Carter Case, UW Environmental Studies alum will be recognized at the Breakfast for his work in habitat restoration and political advocacy.
Carter Case, class of 2014
Carter Case grew up in Mill Creek, WA and spent a lot of his childhood outdoors. 

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| Scholarship

Mary Gates Scholarships – Apply Now!

As a Mary Gates Scholar, you get recognition for being a leader, additional opportunities to present your work at conferences, and special invitations to attend dinners and lectures with prominent leaders.
Apply now to receive funding to pursue your ambitions.
The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications. Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/creative/scholarly activities.   

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