15-16: Environmental Sustainability

The World Issues Forum at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies brings thought-provoking discussions to Western's campus and the Bellingham community, supporting an informed and engaged global citizenry. 

World Issues Forum lectures, typically held on Wednesdays at…

The “Speaking of Maps” lectures, co-sponsored by Western Libraries and the Huxley College of the Environment, are quarterly talks designed to highlight the use and value of maps in research, in teaching and learning, and in daily life.

The 2015-16 "Speaking of Maps…

The Huxley College Speaker Series, which brings guest lecturers to campus to address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and beyond, is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the Western and Bellingham communities. 

For 2015-16, the theme…

Jo Ruxton will speak at Western Washington University at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th Floor) about the human-caused environmental problem of plastic pollution, and the serious detrimental effects of plastics in the oceans.

This…

The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials, says a new report from…

Imagine being able to introduce a trait into a species that would carry that trait permanently, spreading it through the population from that point on – a trait that would, unlike normal natural selection, always be chosen; for example, introducing into a species of mosquito the inability for it…

Western Washington University students can help keep Bellingham beautiful by properly disposing of anything they don't want to bring with them when they move out.

Western and the city of Bellingham are making that easier this week by sponsoring Moveout Madness, a one-day event at…

Western Washington University will be participating in a regional earthquake exercise called Cascadia Rising on the morning of June 7. Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers at all levels of government and the private sector will activate to conduct a simulated field response…

Students enrolled in the Campus Sustainability Planning Studio class at Western Washington University presented their projects Wednesday morning, June 1, in the Viking Union. The students have been working on projects aimed at advance Western's campus in the area of sustainability…

Next year, students at Western Washington University will help the city of Edmonds become more sustainable. The work will be done through Western’s new Sustainable Cities Partnership program.

The program matches courses at Western to issues facing a city as the…

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