EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Environmental protection need not cost jobs

January 26, 2012

In a Town Hall meeting at the UW Fisheries building Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson told a packed auditorium that President Barack Obama’s push for green jobs and protecting the environment can also help rebuild the economy.

“There are plenty of win-win-win solutions — good ones for our planet, our country, our economy,” said Jackson, who holds an undergraduate degree from Tulane and a master’s in chemical engineering from Princeton.

EPA Chief Visits UW, Discusses Green Jobs

January 26, 2012

Yesterday the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa Jackson, held a town hall meeting at the UW to discuss growth of green, sustainable jobs and the involvement of youth in the environmental movement.

Jackson gave a brief opening speech to a packed auditorium in the Fisheries Sciences building before answering students’ questions, some of which were posed the day before on social media websites.

The questions varied in content from the EPA’s involvement with native tribes to the connections between environmental issues and mental health concerns.

A Sustainable Future

October 27, 2011

Environmentally minded UW students, staff, and faculty came together with greater-Seattle sustainability leaders this past week for the second annual UW Sustainability Summit, showcasing their efforts toward a greener future.

The three-day event culminated Wednesday evening with a panel of several well-known speakers, including Mayor Mike McGinn.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Introduces New UW Farm Site

May 23, 2011

A small group of UW students stood in an open field Sunday morning, munching on granola and fresh fruit as they anticipated the groundbreaking of the new UW Farm.

As of yesterday, that wait is officially over. The UW Farm, a registered student organization that grows produce, has expanded to include a new location near the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) on the east side of campus.

Science and Policy Summit Planned by GPSS

May 11, 2011

The Science and Policy Summit, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, will be held on Friday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the UW Tower. The summit aims to open a dialogue between scientists and policy makers.

Professor Emeritus and National Academy of Sciences Fellow Edward L. Miles will give the keynote address, and there will be four panel discussions: