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We accelerate and focus UW expertise to address large-scale environmental challenges, making a positive impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.

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Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell brings leadership to UW community, new EarthLab initiative

Sally Jewell has walked the halls of the White House and cared for a fifth of all U.S. land. She has practiced diplomacy at boardroom tables and leadership at one of the nation’s most successful outdoor retail companies. She has climbed Mount Rainier seven times.
Now, Jewell brings a lifetime of experience in business, nonprofits, government and the outdoors to the University of Washington, where one of her tasks is to help shape the future of EarthLab, a new university-wide institute that seeks to connect scholars with community partners to solve our most difficult environmental problems. 

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Introducing EarthLab

Harriet Bullitt Endowed Executive Director Ben Packard and Advisory Council Chair Sally Jewell introduce you to UW EarthLab. EarthLab is a new institute that stands at the intersection of science and humanity, focusing where society’s needs are greatest and true impact can be made.

Learn more about the role EarthLab plays as a boundary-spanning organization at the University of Washington.
  

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Innovation Grants

Our Innovation Grants will support a broad group of faculty in the application of multi-disciplinary scholarship to our most pressing environmental challenges. Program details to be announced late in fall quarter.

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A focused, human approach


EarthLab is focused where society's needs are greatest and true impact can be made on people's lives and livelihoods.

Designed for action


EarthLab is purpose-built, bringing the best talent and right resources, to act with unprecedented urgency.

Co-created solutions


EarthLab engages external stakeholders in open dialogue to create meaningful science-based solutions.

Leveraging intellectual resources


EarthLab unlocks the University's proven science and broad expertise to address today's wicked problems.