For the past three years, one of my New Year's resolutions has included keeping up with the news. And like most new year’s resolutions, I’ve never truly fulfilled this promise. While I can easily say that I’m a more engaged citizen now than I was when I entered college, I still feel there’s more I can do to actively stay in the loop on current events. Thus, in order to prove myself wrong this year, I’ve compiled a list of news outlets of which I’m going to keep tabs on for the next year. I’ve chosen to go with Grist, the Seattle Times, and the New York Times.
Hey y'all! My name is Annika Jung and I am delighted to announce that I will be the new project assistant for UW Sustainability. This role will allow me to be involved with different projects that will support both the sustainability office and the UW.
The UW Nutritional Sciences Program's fall seminar series explores the connections between climate change, nutrition and population health.
Lectures are held every Thursday during the fall from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Alder Commons Auditorium. Topics include the health risks of climate change, the risks climate change presents to health and food security, and what climate change means for the global food system.
See the full schedule below (click image for PDF version):
Bees are an integral part of our ecosystems, and UW Bothell is making an effort to create a welcoming environment for the resident bees near campus with a pollinator meadow and organic grounds practices. Learn more about the bees at UWB with today's Friday video:
Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re so accustomed to being surrounded by nature that we take it for granted. We have neatly paved trails with swarms of trees on our right and left, we can drive for miles on end and be surrounded by luscious evergreens and shrubs on either side, or we can go for a hike and see a variety of wildlife before our eyes.
A handful of students make their way to the University of Washington’s Forest Club Room as Todd Woodard stands in front, getting ready to discuss land preservation in Coast Salish country.
Restoration projects are an integral part of Samish Native American culture – whether it’s restoring ecosystems in the Samish river watershed or reviving landscapes in Cypress Island.
“The heart of restoration is getting things back to the way they are,” began Woodard, director of the Samish Nation Natural Resources Department.
Did you know that there are nearly 500 dairy farms in Washington state? According to the Department of Agriculture, milk is the No. 2 agricultural commodity in Washington, produced by both small and large scale farming operations. One UW student is working to learn how to make dairy production sustainable across the state.
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Kane Hall 210
More Information: Event Webpage
Christof Mauch, Chair and Professor of American Cultural History at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), presents a Katz Distinguished Lecture.
Attention UW students, faculty, and staff interested in environmental justice! This is one of the best conferences around on the topic and it takes place right here in Seattle, at Seattle University! Conference planners just announced their call for papers, due January 18th, 2016.