EarthLab is pleased to announce and welcome the inaugural members of our Advisory Council. Chaired by former Interior Secretary and REI CEO Sally Jewell, the council will help guide and advise on EarthLab’s core mission – to focus and accelerate UW’s expertise on the most pressing environmental challenges and in so doing make a positive impact on peoples’ lives and livelihoods. Council members will also help to connect EarthLab with organizations, people and ideas outside of the university where UW faculty, students and staff can engage in work that has impact in our world.
“I am grateful that eleven exceptional individuals with wide and diverse backgrounds will join me in shaping and supporting EarthLab,” said Sally Jewell, chair of the Advisory Council. “From a deep understanding of social equity and justice to business and the environment, the council will help open doors between the university and our community to shape a more sustainable future.”
The all-volunteer council will meet two times each year, helping shape EarthLab by raising awareness and support, creating connections that may lead to fruitful partnerships, advising the executive director and the EarthLab team on strategic initiatives, and assisting with planning efforts.
EarthLab Executive Director Ben Packard said he was ”looking forward to having this diverse group of people, perspectives and experiences available to the UW community to guide and advance our efforts in these early days for EarthLab.”