News and Events
EarthLab Distinguished Fellow Josh Henretig will present his findings on the scope and impact of corporate climate commitments, what companies are committing to actually do, and what these commitments may mean for applied research opportunities at the University of Washington.Read more
EarthLab is a proud co-supporter of Climate Jam, a virtual event that brings game developers and creators together from around the world to take action and raise solutions.Read more
The Nature and Health group seeks to understand the connections between nature and human health and well-being. What does this mean for health and nature during Covid-19? Find out during Nature and Health's webinar as they explore this question.Read more
As one of EarthLab's 2019-2020 Innovation Grant grantees, the Voices Unbound project will be opening an eco-gallery to showcase their work! The Voices Unbound project asked people throughout Pierce County to document environmental challenges that are impacting them and their community by using enviro-postcards. From this, the gallery will showcase 1,000 south sound perspectives on our most important environmental challenges.Read more
Learn about The Nature Conservancy's exciting and innovative scientific research, and how science informs policy and practice around the world. The Nature Conservancy is one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, working in 79 countries and territories to conserve the lands and water on which all life depends.Read more
Natures, Peoples, and Justice: Collaborative land management and cultural burns in the Australian Capital Territory
When: February 6, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Where: Communications (CMU) 120
Dr. Jessica Weir, PhD, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Syndey University
With the cultural and political resurgence of Indigenous peoples globally, and global alarm about environmental issues, there has been a burgeoning of contexts for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and institutions to form environmental collaborations.
Come join exciting discussions of current research focused on the benefits of the connections between nature and health!
Title: Designing for Health in the Informal Amphibious Community, Iquitos.
Peru has significantly increased mining and oil extraction in the last decade, degrading Amazon Rainforest ecosystems and indigenous livelihoods, interrupting local to global climate regulation, and resulting in rapid jungle-to-city migration with ultimately 90,000+ people living in informal “amphibious” communities floating in the floodplain borders of the jungle city.
Come grab some lunch and partake in an interesting conversation with others from various disciplines! The EarthLab Lunch & Learn series provides a space to learn more about the skills needed to collaborate across diverse fields and communities.
Every month, two or more individuals from different disciplines are invited to share lessons from their efforts to collaborate with each other. Such partnerships might include artists collaborating with scientists, researchers collaborating with community members, academics collaborating with practitioners, and researchers collaborating across wide disciplinary divides (e.g.Read more
Join the opening night reception for Salish Sea Equity and Justice Symposium and the premiere of Change from Within, a dance film by CULTURE SHIFT. EarthLab’s first intern, Jasmmine Ramgotra, created a movement-based representation of interviews she conducted with leaders of Seattle’s environmental community over 5 months, including individuals in government, NGO’s, business, and academia. Using the interview audio as a sound score, and four dancers to communicate the message, the performance presents clear takeaways about how to create positive change on an individual level.Read more
University of Washington’s EarthLab and the College of the Environment are excited to announce our 2019 Doug Walker Lecturer, J. Drew Lanham, PhD. In this lecture, Lanham will discuss what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist, college professor, poet, author and conservation activist blend to bring our awareness of the natural world and our moral responsibility for it forward in new ways.Read more