February 2017

Huxley Speaker Series 3/3: Tzeporah Berman on Environmental Campaigns

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Tzeporah Berman  will deliver her talk, “This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge,” at 5:30 p.m. in Academic Instructional Center West 204 on the Western Washington University campus. During the presentation, Berman will discuss her new book of the same title, environmental activism, and current and past environmental campaigns, including natural resources and energy issues. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Tzeporah Berman has been designing and winning environmental campaigns in Canada and internationally for 20 years. She currently works as a strategic advisor for dozens of environmental organizations, First Nations... Continue reading

Huxley Environmental Career and Internship Fair

The annual Huxley Environmental Career and Internship Fair is set for Monday, 3 April 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room. All majors are welcome. If you'd like to explore internships, summer jobs, and career-track positions with an environmental focus, then save this date.

We've already got a great line-up of participating organizations, from government agencies and nonprofits to consulting firms and private companies, and expect more to register between now and the event.

Questions? Contact Ed.Weber@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3646. See you there!

Participating Organizations

Huxley Speaker Series 2/23: Dr. Jon Riedel on the Status of Glaciers in Washington's National Parks

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Jon Riedel will deliver his talk, “Blue Ice: Photographic and Scientific Evidence of the Recent Loss of Glaciers in Washington's National Parks,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The presentation will discuss the recent loss of glaciers in Washington’s National Parks. More than 500 glaciers grace the summits of Washington’s three National Parks. Aerial photographic evidence of their status was collected at various times in the last century, which has allowed for comparisons. Along with this data, scientific... Continue reading

Huxley Speaker Series 2/16: Dr. Christine Biermann on the American Chestnut

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Christine Biermann will deliver her talk, “Securing Forests from the Scourge of Blight: Nature, Nation, and the American Chestnut,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The presentation will examine how a range of human and non-human actors—from Appalachian farmers to rapidly-mutating viruses, and from biotech corporations to fungal pathogens—have shaped the American chestnut. Calling attention to the historical ties between nature and nation, Christine Biermann explores how blight control... Continue reading

Huxley Speaker Series 2/9: Jim Lazar on the Transition to Renewable Energy

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Jim Lazar, a graduate of Huxley College, will deliver his talk, "Teaching the Duck to Fly:  Ten Strategies to Enable A High Reliance on Wind and Solar Energy for Electricity,"  at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In recent years, wind and solar energy have become the least expensive resource options to meet the country’s electricity needs, but these resources are “variable” meaning they do not always produce electricity at predictable levels. Jim Lazar will discuss a... Continue reading