Environmental Studies

As I dropped into the valley on the twisting road of the North Cascades Highway, I did not know that I was driving myself into a transformational experience.

A whole summer living, working, and learning in the Methow Valley to study community-based sustainability and work in a youth…

WWU Professor of Environmental Studies Gigi Berardi has stayed busy since publishing her award-winning book, “FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices,” in 2020, and her recently released short film about the book features some familiar faces at Western.

This summer’s fire season started early in B.C., and as hundreds of wildfires continue to blaze, now Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are also experiencing widespread fires. The fires are responsible for the charred remains of hundreds of thousands of hectares, as well as widespread fear and…

It’s hard to tell whether people who don’t live, or frequent, the area truly understand the burden shouldered by the people who live in the Duwamish Valley. Encouraging regional headlines have a way of muting local concerns. Troy Abel, a professor of environmental policy at Western Washington,…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

Michael Medler, an assistant professor at Western Washington University who has also worked as a firefighter, said the more than 5 million acres in Oregon that need thinning and burning treatment are “too big a problem to just get in there and solve with saws.”

“That’s a massive area,”…

Michael Medler, an assistant professor at Western Washington University who has also worked as a firefighter, said the more than 5 million acres in Oregon that need thinning and burning treatment are “too big a problem to just get in there and solve with saws.”

“That’s a massive area,”…

Western’s senior Planning Studio class, offered as part of the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Program (UPSD) in the Huxley College of the Environment, has earned the 2020 Excellence in Planning award for its project last…

Western’s senior Planning Studio class, offered as part of the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Program (UPSD) in the Huxley College of the Environment, has earned the 2020 Excellence in Planning award for its project last…

Students and graduates looking for jobs and internships are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Huxley Environmental Career & Internship Fair, which will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.  The Huxley Fair features organizations in the…

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