October 29, 2018

News | New Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

This is really exciting news! American Indian Studies will be the home of a new research center that will bring together multiple campuses, schools, and departments. The new Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies will support research in American Indian and Indigenous Studies across the three UW campuses, as well as with surrounding Native…

September 21, 2018

News | Partnership with Washington Farmworkers for Health Equity

Great article and video on a community-driven project that engages with UW faculty from across multiple departments to research and improve health equity among farmworkers in Washington state. The lead investigator of the project is Dr. Vanessa Galaviz, from UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS). Co-investigators include Dr. June Spector, associate professor…

News | Poverty in Washington State

New data on poverty rates across the UW was recently released and there was fairly good news for Washington state. Our poverty level is declining slightly. At the same time, Average incomes happened to increase so hopefully the trends will continue on their path. Poverty alleviation is a cornerstone of sustainability. >> Read more here…

September 18, 2018

News | iSchool Students Help Connect Emergency Responders with New App

The “Elevate” Capstone team visits Airlift Northwest’s headquarters near Boeing Field in Seattle. From left are Vincent van der Meulen, Jessica Basa, J. Benjamin Leeds and Tiffany Chen. Image credit: UW iSchool.  Love this story. It’s a perfect example of intersection of sustainability (effective, efficient operations) and resilience (emergency preparedness and response). UW iSchool students recently…

September 14, 2018

News | Jackson School Centers Receive $13.4 million for Advancing Understanding of Global Issues

Congrats to the students, faculty, and staff of the Jackson School! International understanding and interaction is a huge part of the social/cultural sphere of sustainability. >> Read more here This news item relates to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG):

September 2, 2018

News | University of Miami Partners with Adidas, Parley to Launch Uniforms Made from Upcycled Ocean Waste

I was super excited to watch the Miami vs. LSU game today, in part because it’s college football season (WOO HOO!) but also because Miami was wearing their new Adidas uniforms made from upcycled ocean plastic waste. >> Read more here

August 17, 2018

News | Healthy Buildings Have Arrived

Standing in front of the Fitwel certification plaque at Bellevue City Hall are city resource conservation manager Emma Johnson, assistant professor Amy Kim and post-doc Shuoqi (Stanley) Wang, from left. Image via UW CEE. This was exciting news! CEE researchers helped get the first government building in Puget Sound, Bellevue City Hall, certified using the…