An equitable, just & sustainable world where people and planet thrive

We are reimagining how academia can respond to the climate crisis. Our visionary approach connects the University of Washington’s world-class research capabilities with communities from around the world to create novel, equitable and scalable climate change solutions.

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Now Hiring: Community Partnerships Lead

Are you an empathetic problem-solver looking to bridge gaps in a world where people and our planet thrive? Are you passionate about environmental issues? Are you committed to centering equity and justice in your work? Apply today to be EarthLab’s first-ever Community Partnerships Lead!

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Sparking Climate Connections: UW Lightning Talks on Climate Change recordings are now available!

Watch the videos now! In Fall Quarter of 2022, we sent out a call to gather UW faculty and researchers whose work was in some way related to climate change. We invited faculty and researchers to submit a one-minute video recording – a lightning talk – summarizing their work. This call was amplified by the event’s 18 co-sponsors. We received a total of 105 lightning talks covering 16 different themes representing over 55 departments across the UW tri-campus. 

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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