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Join us for the Spring 2018 Capstone Symposium

The Program on the Environment will host our Spring 2018 Capstone Symposium on May 23 at the Fisheries Sciences Building. We welcome all to attend and support students as they present on the culmination of three quarters of hard work.

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Volunteer for the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

This summer, July 1-6, Seattle and the University of Washington will host the Special Olympics USA Games and sustainability is at top of mind.

Volunteers can help make this special event a huge success. We need you, UW students!

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Frieda Cohan, 2018 Bonderman Fellow and Husky Green Awardee.

Congratulations to Frieda Cohan, 2018 Bonderman Travel Fellow!

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship award affords students the extraordinary opportunity to travel across the world independently for a minimum of 8 months, to at least 6 countries (spanning 2 regions) in the world, with the aim to enrich students experiences and open their eyes to different cultures, customs, perspectives and lifestyles.
This year, we are proud to congratulate Frieda-Luoma Cohan, one of fifteen UW students to receive the fellowship. 

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2018 Husky Green Award winners Frieda Cohan and Elizabeth Wheat

Frieda Cohan and Beth Wheat honored at 2018 Husky Green Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Husky Green Award winners from Program on the Environment, Frieda Cohan and Beth Wheat!

This year, our program is thrilled to spotlight these two enthusiastic leaders who are walking the walk on sustainability, through environmental stewardship of green space and gardens and heartfelt teaching.
The 2018 Husky Green Awards recipients were honored on April 20 on Red Square as part of UW Earth Day celebrations.  

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Elizabeth Wheat

Faculty Friday: Elizabeth Wheat

Today we celebrate Beth Wheat, committed Program on the Environment lecturer and founder of SkyRoot Farm on Whidbey Island, who will receive a Husky Green Award at the Earth Day festivities on Red Square.

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Stephen Gardiner to speak about the ethics of geoengineering

Please note – this event has been canceled and may be postponed at a later time.
Our final Rabinowitz Speaker Series: Society’s Role in a Changing Environment, co-hosted by Program on the Environment and School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, is next week, Wednesday, April 4.
Please note the date change! Join us from 4:30–6pm in Wallace Hall Commons. Faculty talks are followed by Q&A and time for mingling. 

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UW students (left to right) Congshan Amanda Bai, TJ Gascho, Yushan Tong, and Shunxi Liu

Piloting a “Global Flip” study abroad experience in China

With today’s technology, distance is no longer a barrier, and collaborating with learners halfway around the world is a tangible reality.

Understanding this potential for enhanced learning, Dr. Kristi Straus piloted the UW’s first “Global Flip” in collaboration with Dr. Xi Lu at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

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Sean McDonald speaks about the value of translational ecology, March 7

This month’s Rabinowitz Speaker Series: Society’s Role in a Changing Environment, co-hosted by Program on the Environment and School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, is next week, Wednesday, March 7.
Please note the date change! Join us from 4:30–6pm in Wallace Hall Commons. Faculty talks are followed by Q&A and time for mingling. Light refreshments served.
Our March speaker is Program on the Environment lecturer Dr. 

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ENVIR 480 Sustainability Studio presents: Environmental Wellness & Health

Last quarter, students in Program on the Environment’s Sustainability Studio class worked with the Special Olympics team to strategize ways to green the games, set to take place in Seattle this summer. This winter quarter, ENVIR 480 students explored the theme of Environmental Wellness and Health.
Today, humankind has quite the reputation for harming our natural surroundings, whether through resource exploitation or pollution. 

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Shelby Logsdon

UW’s Shelby Logsdon Sets Out to Collect and Analyze State Park Data

How does funding affect access to state parks in Washington? How can more people get to the parks using public transportation? Environmental Studies major Shelby Logsdon is on a mission to find out, through her senior Capstone project.
Shelby is interning with Washington State Parks Foundation to collect and analyze data comparing Washington’s state parks to parks in other states, looking at how funding plays a part in facilitating community access and keeping parks well managed. 

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