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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. 

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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. 

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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!  

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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.  

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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. 

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Dr. Ken Jennings to speak about Sustainable Urbanization on Feb. 6.

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, Tuesday, February 6. Join us from 4:30–6pm in Wallace Hall Commons. 

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Olivia and Tyler at a train station in India.

Students embark on Grand Challenges Impact Lab to India

On a quest to better understand sustainability in a global context, two Program on the Environment students, Tyler Ung and Olivia Scott have joined the UW’s Grand Challenges Impact Lab for its pilot program in Bangalore, India. 

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Emily Noyd in her office, Yosemite National Park

A backcountry ranger shares her passion for the wilderness

Wilderness means different things to visitors of the country’s national parks and wild lands. For Program on the Environment alumni Emily Noyd, who was featured in REI’s Keepers of the Outdoors series, being outside and helping people navigate relatively untouched lands is an incredibly rewarding experience. 

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