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EarthLab Presents: The Intersectional Environmentalist Event Recording

On May 5, 2022, EarthLab had a virtual conversation with Leah Thomas, founder of the Intersectional Environmentalist organization. This event recording features Leah reading an excerpt from her new book, “The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet,” and her answering questions from the audience. You can watch the full recorded event here.

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“The stars have moved”: how climate change is impacting the planet at multiple scales

Situated on an Arctic barrier island along the northwest coast of Alaska is the village of Kivalina, an Iñupiaq community of about 500 people. Colleen Swan, city administrator and coordinator of its volunteer Search and Rescue organization, is an advocate for her community and has always taken concerns about Indigenous health, environment and identity seriously, and works to seek out solutions. Recently, she was approached by a curious neighbor with a perplexing observation.

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Now Hiring: EarthLab Grants & Financial Analyst

We are seeking a full-time Grants and Financial Analyst to join our Finance and Administration (F&A) Team. EarthLab has complex funding with over 50 sponsored awards (grants), state funding, private foundation funding and individual support. These funds support the projects of our eight member organizations and our central operations. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $5800-$6200, depending on experience.

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Future Rivers Presents: The Revolution Generation

In collaboration with EarthLab, ROCO Films International and its grant funders, Future Rivers is pleased to present our Spring 2022 Series virtual screening of the documentary Revolution Generation. This film is an exploration of the world-changing activism and potential of the largest youth generation in history.

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2022 Innovation Grants Announced

UW EarthLab selects six community-led teams to solve complex challenges at the intersection of climate change & social justice that will make a positive impact on people’s lives and livelihoods
Today EarthLab announced that six transdisciplinary teams have been selected for the 2022-2023 Innovation Grants program. This signature initiative provides essential funding to newly formed applied research teams that are led by and with community partners. 

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Now Hiring: Communications & Engagement Specialist (Project/Temporary)

EarthLab is accepting applications for a Communications and Engagement Specialist. Using visuals and written word, this position is instrumental in educating/sharing stories about EarthLab's mission and programs and amplifying voices of our eight member organizations and community within and outside of the UW. The salary range for this position at .8FTE is $5600-$6000/month depending on experience, with the expectation of a Monday-Thursday work schedule. The project is expected to start on May 1, 2022 and last between 6-9 months, though it may be extended.

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Boeing funds stormwater mitigation project led by UW researchers and The Nature Conservancy to address health inequities in the Seattle area

Stormwater is the single biggest source of pollution across aquatic environments in the Puget Sound and in Lake Washington. Although the negative impacts of stormwater pollution touch us all, they don’t impact us equally. UW Professor of Practice and Lead Scientist for the Nature Conservancy Phil Levin’s research team is currently at work on a stormwater mitigation project to map Seattle’s areas of high pollution alongside regional health data provided by the Washington State Department of Health Environmental Health Disparities Map. This team is working to learn more about where improved environmental health will have the greatest impact.

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Husky Giving Day 2022: CHanGE Feature Member Juliette Randazza

Last summer’s extreme heat event in the Pacific Northwest affirmed University of Washington student Juliette Randazza’s decision to pursue dual master’s degrees in environmental health and public policy. We caught up with her to learn more about her environmental policy research, why she joined CHanGE as a student member and how she hopes to continue this work after graduating this June.

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New collaboration between UW and Seattle clean energy leaders seeks to increase diversity in the renewable energy industry through paid summer internship program

EarthLab and the Clean Energy Institute (CEI), two University of Washington (UW) environmental institutes, have announced a new partnership with LevelTen Energy, EnergyGPS, Google, and Steelhead Americas to bring more talented and diverse young professionals into the renewable energy industry by launching the Energy Scholars Mentorship Program. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. PT on April 15, 2022. 

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GardenPro Wins EarthLab Community Impact Prize at Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

The $5,000 UW EarthLab Community Impact Prize, which recognizes environmental innovations that make communities more resilient in the face of climate change while prioritizing equity and justice, went to team GardenPro from UW. The team of social sciences, electric and computer engineering, and business students is developing a platform focused on making home gardening and hydroponics more affordable and accessible.

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