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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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Ferns are dying in Kitsap forests, and nobody knows why

More barren patches show increased fern die-off, this time in Kitsap forests. UW POE’s Tim Billo quoted.

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Farm sign in Netherlands

WWOOFing in the Netherlands to sow seeds for the future

Carly Lester’s summer Capstone internship led her to work on a farm in the Netherlands and learn the ins and outs of direct farm marketing. She gained extensive knowledge about the challenges and opportunities of sourcing locally and has big plans for her future career in food.

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The “global flip”: a new model for international learning

A new course add-on option adds short-term travel to international, online collaboration — helping more students to have rich global learning experiences, at home and abroad.
Teaching sustainability through international partnership
Kristi Straus, lecturer in the College of the Environment, knew that her students could learn an enormous amount about sustainability issues if they could place them in more global context. 

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Beth at SkyRoots, her farm on Whidbey Island.

Beth Wheat speaks about her dual role on “In Our Nature” podcast

No matter what’s she’s done and where’s she’s gone, she’s drawn to planting seeds and growing food. Listen to UW Sustainability’s In Our Nature podcast to hear about Beth Wheat’s dual role as farmer and educator.

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Student research reveals barriers to bike riding in one Seattle neighborhood

Program on the Environment student Ziyi Liu interned with Seattle Neighborhoods Greenways for his Capstone project, to learn why so few people bike in Seattle’s Chinatown International District, and what factors prevent people from traveling on two wheels. 

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Student Capstone projects highlight impact beyond borders and across oceans

Program on the Environment’s Spring 2018 Capstone Symposium featured 38 projects that addressed an array of environmental challenges students worked on for 9 months. From greening UW’s sport facilities to assessing water quality, piloting waste management plans and exploring the impact of environmental education, students shared their work with passion and finesse. 

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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. 

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