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Sustainability Studio Final Presentations

You’re invited to the Sustainability Studio (ENVIR 480) final presentations next Thursday (3/11) from 11:30am – 1pm. Below is the Zoom link (+password!) for our class. The presentation flyer is also attached. 

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ENVIR 100 Highlighted in Continuum College Year in Review

The PoE’s ENVIR 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies and faculty member Kristi Straus was featured in this year’s annual report from Continuum College! Read a snippet of the feature:
Read the full feature and rest of the annual report here. 

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Autumn 2020 Open Spaces Conversations: October 9

Program on the Environment students, staff and faculty are invited to the first of our fall series of Open Spaces Conversations on Friday, October 9, 3-5 PM. This first event will feature Prof. 

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PoE Lecturer Tim Billo Makes News in Work with Sword Fern Die-Off

Tim Billo, instructor of our Natural History of the Puget Sound Region course, practices what he preaches. He uses his research into the natural history of our local sword ferns as a way of introducing undergraduates to research, demonstrating to them that they can make important contributions to natural history, as well as to helping to solve pressing ecological issues. 

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Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Environmental Leadership Scholars!

Congratulations to Environmental Studies majors Tiara Adler and Zaya Delgerjargal, our 2018-2019 Environmental Leadership Scholarship recipients!
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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Wilderness Management in Glacier Bay National Park: Conflict and Reconciliation

This past summer, Program on the Environment lecturer Tim Billo traveled to Southeast Alaska with nine UW students for a bold new course exploring wilderness management and its unintended consequences. While there, students examined the complex and evolving relationship between the Huna Tlingit People and the National Park Service in Glacier Bay National Park.

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UW Environmental Studies major, Corina Yballa.

Empowering young women through nature excursions

Corina Yballa interned with Young Women Empowered for her Capstone, where she led a backpacking trip for young women of color to build connections with each other and with nature.

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Tyler Ung bloodline art

Combining science and art to shift our thinking and spur action in a changing world

Recent Program on the Environment alum Tyler Ung developed a senior Capstone project focusing on the budding “sci-art” movement, a concept that bridges the science communication gap through creative expression. His compelling pieces were created during his trips to China and India, and his home city, Seattle.

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Brooke Stroosma fielding questions about recycling at a Waste Management info fair.

Activating behavior change for proper waste disposal in WA

This summer, Brooke Stroosma interned with Waste Management, the largest environmental solutions provider in North America. She learned all about effective waste disposal and conducted outreach to encourage citizens to organize their trash correctly.

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Who’s paying for WA state parks, who’s not visiting, and what can we do to provide access for all?

Joy Shang is interning with the WA State Parks Foundation to examine possible disparities between Washington’s increasingly diverse population and park visitors. She’s creating infographics to be shared with the public and policy makers in an effort to raise more funds for our state’s beautiful parks.

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