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UW Today
May 21, 2012

Conservation Remix, a daylong event June 2, offers an eclectic mix of topics for discussion – from designing superefficient buildings that generate their own energy to controlling invasive species by eating them.

Organized by staff with Conservation Magazine and the University of Washington Department of Biology, the event is meant to appeal to a mix of students, scientists and other citizens of Puget Sound.

"We want people to come away from this event with a sense that conservation isn't just about stopping bad things from happening, but also about starting good things. They will get a glimpse of the kind of environmental innovations that are possible when we include engineers, architects, cooks and entrepreneurs in the environmental conversation," said Estella Leopold, UW professor emeritus of biology and an event host. "It turns out that environmental inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places."

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Seattle's Town Hall and will feature 11 speakers talking about food, agriculture, built environments, energy, technology and business. Two are from the UW, the rest are with other U.S. and European institutions and organizations. Veteran science journalists David Malakoff with Science magazine and John Nielsen, a former environmental correspondent with National Public Radio, will guide discussions audience discussions.