Environmental Activist Calls on Colleges to Diversify Sustainability

“Sustainability studies” courses and degree programs often fail to include considerations of race & socioeconomics.   UW Geography in fact has moved in the opposite direction: one of the new tracks in our major is intentionally named “Environment, Economy and Sustainability”, and many courses in that track –Geog 276, Intro to Political Geography, Geog 302, Click to Read More

Down On The UW Farm

Who knew that there was an on-campus UW farm? This article explains how undergrads help run the farm, and mentions where to find UW courses on food, consumption and culture, including, of course, Geography 371 offered this fall:

Brady Ryan knows how to get down and dirty.

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Is your iPhone worth dying over?

This article was sent to us by way of Matt Wilson, a University of Washington alumni and assistant professor at Ball State University.  Thanks, Matt!

This article shows some of the forces of globalization that are inherent in the consumption of technology.  Think about how some of those “conflict minerals” are also the reason Click to Read More

Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster

Map of Oil Disaster superimposed with oil spill

BP Oil Disaster overlaid atop Seattle

Ever wonder just how big the British Petroleum Oil Disaster is?  It can be pretty hard to wrap your mind around.  Well, this website can help.

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