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College of the Environment faculty appointed to Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council

  David Fluharty, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, and Penny Dalton, Washington Sea Grant, have been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve on the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council.  The Council advises the governor, state and local agencies, and the Washington State Legislature on coastal resource management issues focused on the Pacific Coast of Washington. Council membership is diverse, including government agencies, tribes, industry, stakeholders, and many others.  

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Mount Rainier Institute successfully completes pilot programs

  This past October, after a year of planning and preparation, the Mount Rainier Institute successfully conducted its first two pilot programs down at Pack Forest! The idea first germinated with Professor Greg Ettl and the National Park Service several years ago. Since those early meetings, one of the driving forces behind the program has been John Hayes, environmental education program manager at Pack Forest. 

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Sports and sustainability: nothing in common? Think again

This quarter, Program on Environment’s Sustainability Studio students partnered with University of Washington Husky Athletics Green Team members, and with representatives from the Green Sports Alliance, UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office, and UW Recycling, to assess existing practices and identify opportunities for sustainability improvements in UW sports. The teams developed and implemented four innovative projects to help ramp up Husky athletics sustainability efforts: Athlete Engagement in Locker Room Waste Diversion, Analysis of Local Food at Husky Stadium, Carbon Footprinting Offsetting of Game Day Travel, and Fan Outreach and Education via Social Media. 

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College researcher teams with 'expeditionary' artist to share Arctic's beauty

Expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin sketching in a frozen environment

Many people don’t necessarily think of art and science as fields having much in common.  Yet some College of the Environment researchers might disagree, often partnering with the art community as a novel way to connect people to science.  Kristin Laidre in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is participating in a collaborative project with Maria Coryell-Martin, an expeditionary artist, entitled Imaging the Arctic.  

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