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From Footnote to Headline: Climate Prioritization at All Levels in 2022

While attending a virtual year-end event hosted by Climate Solutions, Dr. Robert Bullard characterized 2021 as the year climate and justice went from “footnote to headline.”
Often described as the father of environmental justice, due to his 40+ years of leadership speaking out against environmental racism, Dr. Bullard was talking about the convergence of issues around climate adaptation and mitigation with social and racial justice, housing, transportation, food and water security, health, education and workforce development. 

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Water & the World As We Know It: In Conversation with Giulio Boccaletti

In his latest book, "Water: A Biography," Giulio Boccaletti shrewdly examines how irrigation structures have informed our social structures throughout the ages. Join Future Rivers and EarthLab for a virtual exploration of Boccaletti's work as we collectively try to enhance our relationship to, and fundamental reliance on, the most elemental substance on earth.

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Equity and Justice in the Center

EarthLab believes there is no climate or environmental progress without social justice

Designed for Action and Scale

EarthLab is home to eight distinct environmentally focused UW centers that connect and act with urgency

Community-Engaged, Interdisciplinary Research

EarthLab engages UW and community partners to co- produce meaningful solutions and strategies addressing environmental issues

Environmental Impact Hub at UW

EarthLab supports the UW goal to be the #1 university in the world as measured by impact