Huxley Speaker Series 6/1: Sylvia Yang on WWU's SEA Discovery Center

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Sylvia Yang will deliver her talk “SEA Discovery Center: Fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of marine ecosystems,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. Located in Poulsbo, WA, the SEA Discovery Center is a public aquarium and hands-on learning center featuring marine life and habitats from the Pacific Northwest. Since May 24, 2016, Western Washington University has been continuing the center’s mission to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the marine environment. Sylvia Yang will share the Center’s history as an educational resource for the community and discuss avenues for... Read more

Huxley Speaker Series 5/25: Kimberly Larson on Climate Change Communication

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Kimberly Larson will deliver her talk “It’s Okay to Talk About Global Warming: Effectively Communicating About Climate in a Heated Climate,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. Kimberly Larson will discuss current challenges for advocates of climate action and how they can best communicate with their audiences and challengers. As a Northwest-based nonprofit, Climate Solutions works to advance clean energy solutions to the climate crisis through promoting effective policies and market-based innovations, organizing partnerships and a diverse movement for action, and communicating the best... Read more

Huxley Speaker Series 5/18: Denise Attwood and Ric Conner on the Conscious Connections Foundation

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Denise Attwood and Ric Conner will deliver their talk, “Conscious Connections Foundation: Earthquake Relief in Nepal,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Ric and Denise will present on the CCF, which was initially established to support rural health care and education for girls. After the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015, CCF was in a position, because of long term relationships, to provide quick, effective and continuing aid. The talk will include photos of Denise and Ric’s... Read more

Huxley Speaker Series 5/4: Kate Troll on Ten Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Kate Troll will deliver her talk, “The Great Unconformity,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Kate Troll will share her stories, insights, and experience in dealing with the political difficulties of advancing conservation initiatives in a state dominated by extractive resource industries. In her new book “The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World,” Ms. Troll uses the power of adventure storytelling to convey key policy insights and ‘... Read more

Huxley Speaker Series 4/27: George Lakey on Addressing Climate Change through Nordic Strategies

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, George Lakey will deliver his talk, "Climate Action and the Struggle for Economic Justice," at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

George Lakey argues that although some environmentalists are reluctant to get the critical question of climate mixed up with other issues such as economic and racial justice, there is evidence that intersectionality is the best pragmatic choice for making progress. Lakey will present evidence from the Nordic countries, which he argues set the pace for addressing the climate crisis globally.  

George Lakey recently... Read more

Huxley Speaker Series 4/20: Mitchell Thomashow on Environmental Learning

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Mitchell Thomashow will deliver his talk, “The Future of Environmental Learning,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Global environmental challenges impact all aspects of our lives, both in our local communities and in places near and far. These challenges are directly connected to urgent issues such as global refugees, social and economic justice, and world peace. How we think about these issues is dramatically influenced by social media, internet communications, the future of education, and the future of work. Mitchell Thomashow... Read more

Huxley Speaker Series 4/13: Peter Robinson on the Future of Environmentalism

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Peter Robinson will deliver his talk, “The End of the Baby Boom and the Future of Environmentalism,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The baby boomer generation is aging and at the same time we are hearing a narrative that environmentalism is failing. Peter Robinson argues that these two occurrences are no coincidence – they are linked. Robinson will use the framework of generational theory to discuss how modern environmentalism is being (re)interpreted and (re)defined by a younger generation of people who care about the... Read more

Salish Sea and Huxley Speaker Series 3/9: Dana Wilson on Changes in the Salish Sea

As part of the 2016-17 Salish Sea Speaker Series and the Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dana Wilson will deliver his talk, “A Lifetime of Fishing in the Salish Sea.”  This quarter, the Salish Sea Speaker is scheduled on Billy Frank, Jr. Day, in celebration of the Nisqually Tribal member and famed fishing rights activist, who earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously. This event will take place on March 9 and has two venues:

12pm-2pm: Northwest... Read more

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,... Read more

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!

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