Do you know what environmental justice is, or what environmental hazards are in your community? Join the College of the Environment's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an Environmental Justice workshop, facilitated by Front and Centered, to examine environmental and health concerns across Washington. Discuss environmental justice and learn what you can do about it at 12 p.m.
The 2019 Environmental Justice Conference, organized by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the UW College of the Environment, will focus on issues of equity and inclusive collaboration to confront climate disruption. The theme is "In-Reach before Outreach." The main goal of this conference is to reflect on our outreach strategies and look into community-based solutions.
Music filled Red Square as thousands of students came together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day at the University of Washington.
"I can’t believe the event was put on for UW students," said Skyler Shane, one of the students who gathered to learn about sustainability efforts on campus. "Events like these can make a big difference for our future."
It's Earth Day! The main celebrations are happening from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Red Square. Student, academic and community organizations will be on hand to talk about their sustainability efforts and provide tips for environmental living. Some will have free sustainable food samples or other giveaways, while music and speakers will add to the festivities. At 1:15 p.m., the Husky Green Award ceremony will recognize and honor the top environmental leaders on campus.
Earth Week events really get going on Tuesday, leading up to Wednesday's big Earth Day celebration on Red Square.