Yee Man Liu collected plastic caps from recycle bins in Bothell neighborhoods, from her church friends, and from campus at the University of Washington-Bothell. The UW-Bothell sophomore used caps that couldn’t be recycled to create a piece of ocean-themed art for the city’s upcoming “Sustainamania” celebration. Read more about this on HerladNet.
This is the second post in a seven-part series titled Students of Sustainability: How Higher Education Can Teach the World To Be More Planet-Minded, presented in partnership with the University of Washington. Kicking off the series was UW President Michael Young–now its College of the Environment Dean Lisa Gaumlich’s turn. Read Dr. Graumlich’s article on the Huffington Post.
Washington governor’s focus on the issue goes beyond ordinary politics. He says finding solutions is both a moral obligation and an economic opportunity. Read more about this in the Seattle Times.
Protection for elephants, rhinos, sharks and trees was extended by states party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Read more in Scientific American, where UW’s Sam Wasser is quoted.
Lisa Graumlich, Dean of the College of the Environment, spoke at the annual meeting of AAAS last month.
Successful sustainability research initiatives are grounded in long-standing relationships among scientists, local communities and decision-makers, and widely accessible research data and results, shared CoEnv Dean Lisa Graumlich at last month’s AAAS meeting. She spoke as part of a panel of deans, directors, and department heads who are all interested in bringing science to bear to meet societal issues around sustainability. Read the full article from UW News here.
When you look around the streets of Seattle, you can expect to see less concrete and more greenery being put in over the next 12 years. The City is planning to dramatically increase its use of green infrastructure to treat stormwater runoff. Read more about these plans on KPLU.
Check out the first in a seven-part series titled, “Students of Sustainability: How Higher Education Can Teach the World To Be More Planet-Minded” written by Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington. You can read the entire piece on the Huffington Post.