Thoughts & Doings

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 ‘hope spots... Continue reading

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 retired as... Continue reading

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 will discuss... Continue reading

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 environment... Continue reading

Huxley Speaker Series 4/6: Bill Moyer on Electrifying the Railroads

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Bill Moyer will deliver his talk, “Solutionary Rail: a people-powered campaign to electrify America's railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bill Moyer will discuss why electrifying the railroads is the next step in a just transition to a green energy economy.  When the United States seems intensely divided and polarized beyond collaboration, a new book declares that our railroads hold the promise of uniting communities and diverse sectors of our country in common... Continue reading

Kevin Wilhelm Seminar - How to Get A Job in Sustainability

Huxley College of the Environment and the WWU School of Business and Economics-Business and Sustainability are proud to welcome Kevin Wilhelm.

Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, is one of the world’s leading speakers on business sustainability and climate change and has authored several leading books on sustainability and business

He will be leading a workshop to help students interested in entering exciting careers in sustainability!  

Kevin will be giving free copies of his book "Sustainability Jobs" to attendees.    Students are also encouraged to bring their resume to this seminar for advice.

Don’t miss it!

If you think you will attend, please send an email to ed.weber@wwu.... Continue reading

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 Indian College... Continue reading

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

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