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Green Team: Virtual Events


Virtual Triton Talk


Environmental Justice Talk with Paulo Nunes-Ueno

We’re Doing Climate Action Wrong: Communities of Color Have a Better Answer

Triton Talk flyer

When: Friday, Feb. 19, 3-4 p.m.

Were: Via Zoom, Register Here!

Why: Learn how to mobilize in your community with information to be stewards by creating a just, fair, and equitable environment. 

About the Speaker: Paulo Nunes-Ueno is a sustainable mobility innovator. He has the honor of serving as the transportation and land-use policy lead for Front and Centered, a coalition of organizations of people of color working towards climate justice. Nunes-Ueno Consulting integrates parking, transit, biking, and walking to create equity, sustainability, and cost savings.

 

Further Reading: We’re Doing Climate Action Wrong: Communities of Color Have a Better Answer

Please contact tatum.narode@email.edcc.edu with any questions.


Green Team Coffee Hour


Part of the CR2ZW!

Join us on Google Meet every other Thursday during the competition

Coffee Hour

When: Every other Thursday, 7-8 p.m., Feb. 11-March 25 (PST) 

Where: Google Meet!

What: Each week we will have a new theme or activity that corresponds with our efforts in the Campus Race to Zero Waste.

Why: Students who participate in the Campus Race to Zero Waste by engaging in our events and following along with our CR2ZW punch card will be eligible to win prizes!! Plus, you will learn more about how to manage waste responsibly as an individual and campus community member.


Project FeederWatch 


With the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada

 

feederwatch

FeederWatch is a November-April survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. You don’t even need a feeder! All you need is an area with plantings, habitat, water or food that attracts birds. The schedule is completely flexible. Count your birds for as long as you like on days of your choosing, then enter your counts online.

FeederWatch scientists analyze your data to draw a picture of winter bird abundance and distribution. Your data shows which bird species visit feeders at thousands of locations across the continent every winter. The data also indicate how many individuals of each species are seen. This information can be used to measure changes in the winter ranges and abundances of bird species over time.

Project FeederWatch Page

For any questions about participating in this project and receiving service-learning hours, please contact Hayley Johnson by emailing hayley.johnson@email.edcc.edu. For more detailed information about this project, please visit the Project FeederWatch website linked above.


Sustainability Film Series 


Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

This is the first film in the Green Team's Sustainability Film Series for the 2020-21 academic year! 

  

Cooked CoverAbout the film: “Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents—mostly elderly and black—died over the course of one week. As COOKED links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster of structural racism, it delves deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries: Disaster Preparedness...But whether it was the heat wave in Chicago or Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria, all of these disasters share something key: they reveal the ways in which class, race, and zip code predetermine who was living on the edge to start with, who gets hurt the worst, who recovers and bounces back—and who doesn't."

 

 

 


Virtual Climate Discussion


Climate Dialog 2020 - Climate Justice

Hosted by UW Bothell Sustainability and Sustainable Practices at Cascadia College

 

“A Climate Dialog is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty from around the region to engage in dialog about living in an age of climate consequences. This years’ Climate Dialog theme is Climate Justice, which involves proper planning and discussion about how vulnerable communities are most affected by climate change. In order to become more climate just, we need to better understand our impact and provide resiliency resources in these communities as well as opening discussions about how climate impact can be mitigated."

 

Climate Dialog

 

"We will have three experts speak on element of climate change that will affect our region, and then breakout to discussions about these concerns, and ways individuals and groups can work together to find solutions and ways to mitigate damage.”

 

Learn more about this event series and access the recorded dialog below!

Recording Link


Virtual Triton Talk


Climate Grief and Eco-Anxiety:

Staying Engaged Without Getting Overwhelmed

 

The age of climate crisis is upon us, and grief and anxiety are on the rise. This talk explores the emotional burden of climate change, and why despair leaves so many people unable to respond to this growing threat. Dr. Atkinson will outline ways to avoid despair and anxiety so we can stay engaged in the fight for climate solutions.

Dr. Jennifer Atkinson is a Senior Lecturer in environmental humanities at the University of Washington, Bothell. Her seminar on "Climate Grief & Eco-Anxiety" was one of the first college courses of its kind in the U.S., and has been featured in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, The Seattle Times, Grist, and dozens of other outlets. She is also a host of the podcast "Facing It," which explores the emotional toll of ecological loss. Dr. Atkinson is also the author of Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy, and Everyday Practice, a book that explores how American gardens have promoted community, joyful labor, contact with nature, and more democratic cities. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago and has taught at the University of Washington for the past 11 years.

Recording Link


Virtual Field Trips


Explore the world

Learn from the expert and explore the secret life of corals, the rainforest of Borneo, China’s Great Forests, Journey of Water at Colombia’s Paramo, Coastal Ecosystem at Peru, or Wild Biomes: America’s Rainforests and Deserts, etc. Click the link above to access it anytime!


Nature's Witness - National Wildlife Federation Photography Exhibition

Experience 50 images from around the world, each with a story to tell. Listen to what they have to say. Photographers not only highlight the beauty and wonder of nature but also present images that remind us all to protect and conserve the wildlife and habitats that help sustain life on Earth. They show us the magnificence of nature and how wildlife deserves—and desperately need—our help to survive. Join us, because of #WildlifeCantWait.  Click the link above!


 

Concluded Events


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When: April 1-June 30

Researchers at the University of Washington Quantitative Ecology Lab are launching a community science program through eBird to monitor birds in urban and suburban neighborhoods across the Pacific Northwest while social distancing measures are in place: 

- Location: your own backyard or a walk-distance local green space without violating the shelter-in-place orders

- Protocol: Observe and Record all birds that could be seen or heard at a chosen location. Submit a checklist each stationary point count and include the phrase “social distancing survey” in the comment field.

- Study period: Start at April 1 to June 30 but volunteers could join anytime

- Goals: 1) to learn more about how birds are affected by human activity, and 2) to provide our community with an opportunity to engage with nature during increasingly uncertain 

If you have any questions, please contact

Olivia Sanderfoot (Project Coordinator) by emailing oliviavs@uw.edu 

Virtual Two-Session Series
Sponsored by Associated Students of Edmonds College, AmeriCorps, and the Edmonds College Green Team
 

When: The first session will be on Tuesday, November 10 at 1 p.m., and the second session will be on Tuesday, November 24 at 1 p.m.

Where: We will be meeting via Zoom for both sessions, and the link for the meetings will be provided to those who are registered two days prior to the first session. 

 carbon footprint

Are you curious to learn about your personal impact on the environment? Join us for a virtual two-session series where we will walk through your individual carbon footprints. During this series, you will learn what greenhouse gases are and how they contribute to climate change, as well as whether your personal actions are helpful or harmful to the environment. We will be calculating our carbon footprints and discussing our results as a group, where we can help each other discover ways to take action towards reducing our impact.  

 

Please contact Hayley Johnson at hayley.johnson@email.edcc.edu for any questions and for more information. We hope to see you there!

Hosted by Futurewise, Front and Centered, and the Washington Can't Wait Campaign

 WA Can't Wait

What: "The worst impacts of environmental degradation and climate change do not impact our communities equally. Come hear from our panel of experts about what issues of environmental justice look like."

When: Wednesday, December 16, 1-1:45 p.m.

Where: You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

Who: "Experts from Washington who are well versed in issues of environmental justice and their intersection with land-use development."

How: "The panel will begin with 30 minutes of moderated discussion with our panelists, followed by time to take questions from the audience and discuss the Washington Can't Wait Campaign."