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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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Intentional hope found through a global climate perspective: The 2021 APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation

By Allie Long
Prior to the start of her master’s program last fall, Carole Green was excited to be one of nine University of Washington students selected by faculty and staff from the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) and the College of the Environment to participate in the 2021 APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation. “I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of human health and climate change, which is why I decided to pursue an MPH at UW and have been thrilled to learn from the experts at CHanGE,” shared Carole.  

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Experience what it’s like to be a delegate at the 2022 UN Climate Change Negotiations

EarthLab and the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) are pleased to offer 10 University of Washington students the opportunity to collaborate with a global team of students from 18 Association for Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) in a mock UN Climate Change Conference. A total of 180 students will participate from 18 universities in 13 economies.

All current UW students (as of Spring 2022) are invited to apply, both undergraduate and postgraduate, across disciplines and the tri-campus community. No prior knowledge of climate change or international UN negotiations is required.

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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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Pacific herring, an important food source for salmon, show sensitivity to marine heatwaves

Pacific herring are known as one of the ‘great fishes of the North Pacific Ocean’ as they are inextricably connected via complex food webs and overlapping habitats with Pacific salmon species, such as Chinook and Coho, sea lions and orcas. WOAC postdoctoral researcher Chris Murray is the lead author on a new paper, which investigated how Pacific herring respond to the co-occurring stressors of high temperatures and increased levels of CO2.

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UW authors in IPCC report emphasize threats to human health and well-being

Two University of Washington experts in climate change and health, Kristie Ebi and Dr. Jeremy Hess from CHanGE, are lead authors of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The new report titled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability, published Monday morning, details in over three thousand pages a “dire warning” about the consequences of inaction on reducing the emissions that are causing our planet to warm and on implementing interventions to prepare for and effectively manage the dangerous impacts of climate change already occurring.

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