Huxley Speaker Series 5/31/18: Candy Castellanos: Sustaining Sustainability

Sustaining Sustainability

Sustainability has come to mean many things to many people. Often it takes the shape of describing behaviors, goals, and frameworks organizations or individuals use to minimize environmental impacts. Less common, sustainability is understood as an interconnected system. Using the lens of change leadership, the tenants of resilience, and models of organizational development, Ms. Castellanos will explore what it means to sustain the members of the sustainability movement and sustainability ecosystem itself.

Huxley Speaker Series 4/19/18: Amelia Taylor: UN Sustainable Development Goals

United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

To Achieve the Goals: The Role of Scientific Breakthroughs & The Role of Business – Three Examples

Amelia Taylor will provide an overview of UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and how these 17 goals are interconnected.

“This is the first period in history in which a single species has placed basic earth systems in danger. We are in a race against time to find new solutions for tackling climate change and protecting the environment while at the same time ending poverty and... Read more

Career Workshop - How to Get a Job in Sustainability

Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, will do a fast paced, roll up your sleeves workshop to help students understand "The Keys to Sustainable Jobs." Kevin has worked with over 500 professionals, CSR leaders, and students in helping them find their dream job in sustainability.

This workshop will take place Thursday, April 21, from 2-3 in CF 227. Any major can attend. Free to all WWU students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Huxley Speaker Series 10/29: Bob Dillman on Student Economic Empowerment

As part of the 2015-16 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Bob Dillman from First Financial Healthcare Solutions will discuss student economic empowerment 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 in Communications Facility 120 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Dillman, who has worked in lease financing for more than 20 years, will discuss the intersection of economic issues with climate change, development and sustainability. His Speaker Series talk, titled “Economic Empowerment within the WWU Student Population,” will center on both the historical and potential economic power of Western’s student body, with a focus on sustainability issues. In particular, Dillman will highlight the economic impact and environmental implications of student choices in off-campus housing.

Currently Dillman serves as Regional Vice President at First Financial Healthcare Solutions, an... Read more

Huxley Speaker Series 10/22: Huxley Alumnus Dave Bennink on Business Sustainability

As part of the 2015-16 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Huxley College alumnus Dave Bennink, owner of Re-Use Consulting, will discuss business sustainability at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 in Communications Facility 120 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In 1993, Dave Bennink began his Huxley College internship: helping open the ReStore in Bellingham. Today, more than two decades later, he continues to assist in the opening of new sustainable businesses throughout North America. In his talk titles “Sustainable Employment, Sustainable Life,” Bennink will describe how he has built sustainability into his everyday decisions at work—and how he is getting others to do the same. Though many examples revolve around the built environment, Bennink will demonstrate how efforts to help people in need can also benefit the environment... Read more

Two Huxley College Alumni Notch Sustainability Leadership Awards

At the end of January, Sustainable Seattle hosted their annual Sustainability Leadership Awards celebration at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) on Lake Union. Three WWU/Huxley College alumni were nominated for this year's awards:

  • Brenna Davis (at right), Huxley '98 and Director of Sustainability at Virginia Mason, nominated for the Environmental Hero Award
  • Brandon Miles, Huxley '02 , nominated for the Creative Solution Award for his group's sustainability work with the City of Tukwila
  • Dave Bennink, Huxley '94 and owner of Re-Use Consulting, nominated for the Creative Solution Award for his company's work finding sustainable alternatives to demolition while creating jobs for disadvantaged workers

 The... Read more

Western to End Sale of Bottled Water April 1

From Western Today:

"Western Washington University will end the sale and distribution of bottled water on campus on April 1, an effort initiated by students to enhance sustainability at Western. Western now is the largest college or university, public or private, in the state of Washington to end the sale of bottled water on its campus.

"'Bottled water and water privatization is detrimental to the environment, to human rights to water and simply doesn't make sense in a region where we have clean, amazing tap water,' said Carolyn Bowie, a member of Students for Sustainable Water at Western. 'When WWU implements this change, we will proudly support our local water source... Read more

Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (#WAHESC14) Photos

Environmental Film Festival Movies Now Available Online

The Environmental Film Festival takes place in Washington, DC, in March 2014. In the meantime, the EFF has made some of their past festival entries available to stream free online:

Watch films from past Festivals

Thanks to The Green Shelf, Western Libraries’ Sustainability Blog, for the heads-up!

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