Governor and students come together for climate conversation

Gov. Jay Inslee joined students at the University of Washington - and several other campuses around the state via videoconference - for a conversation on climate change this week.

The event, which allowed students to pose questions to the governor, was hosted by the College of the Environment and Dean Lisa Graumlich. Inslee had recently returned from the COP21 Climate Change talks in Paris, which led to an international agreement to combat climate change.

Sean Notes | Lecture: Christof Mauch "How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past"

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.

Green Seed Fund project: UW Tacoma Carbon Challenge

A classroom challenge to reduce students' carbon footprint has turned into one of the six research projects awarded a Green Seed Fund grant this year.

In the Green Seed Fund's latest round of funding, 25 proposals were received totaling $1.5 million in requests. A committee of students, faculty and staff awarded about $250,000 in funding to the top six proposals, including "Carbon Challenge: Footprint Reduction through Curricular Development and Community Building."

Chasing Ice screening

The International Institute for Sustainability Laboratories Emerald City Chapter and Environmental Education Fund, along with UW's Green Laboratory Certification Program, are hosting a special screening of the movie Chasing Ice on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Alder Hall Auditorium.

Chasing Ice follows photographer James Balog as he sets out to document the effects of climate change on glaciers across the world. His time-lapse cameras create a record of the disappearing glaciers.