Announcing “Change From Within: Diversifying the Environmental Movement”

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We are delighted to announce Change from Within, the culmination of Jasmmine Ramgotra‘s capstone internship with the Center for Creative Conservation. Change from Within explores the lack of diversity in the environmental field and solutions for improvement in the cross-disciplinary format of contemporary dance. Jasmmine creates a movement-based representation of interviews she conducted with leaders of Seattle’s environmental community over the past two quarters, 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. This unique, cross-disciplinary performance …


Join us for EarthGames on Tap!

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We are gathering researchers and game developers together to spark collaborations on new video games that are good for people and the planet. Join us for an evening of fun and inspiration! Thursday, May 18, 6-9pm Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S. (near the Pioneer Square light rail station) Come hear short, spirited presentations by acclaimed writer Emma Marris and award-winning game developer John Krajewski (Strange Loop Games). Learn how to ‘gamify’ research, and meet others working in the environmental, education, and social change realms. Mingle and brainstorm over dinner & drinks–and try your hand at a curated selection of …

Register now for “The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge symposium

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The UW Intellectual House Advisory Committee, including Dr. Charlotte Cote, a member of the C3 Steering Committee and an Associate Professor in American Indian Studies, is excited to host The “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium. Register now for this two-day event at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (University of Washington Intellectual House) featuring keynote speaker, Kaliyah Rampant (Nuu-chah-nulth, Woodland Cree, Finnish), a 16-year old Indigenous songwriter, musician and activist. The symposium also includes 10 seminars ranging from Community Food Assessment to Biodynamics of Soil. For more information and to register, click here. Sponsered by: UW’s – Department of American …

Join us for ‘The Same River Twice: Ethics and Entities in the Anthropocene’

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We are excited to co-sponsor a lecture hosted by the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, titled The Same River Twice: Ethics and Entities in the Anthropocene, by Etienne Turpin. Turpin is a research scientist from MIT who combines design, archival research, ​documentary, and ethnography to create knowledge infrastructure. Considering the ethical and epistemic consequences of residential life in the city—including dispositions toward nonhuman entities, mediations that enable collaboration and contestation, and contributions to postnatura​l ecologies—the presentation will explore concepts and concerns that arise in contemporary urban ecologies. Event Details: Wednesday, April 5th, 3:30PM – 5:00PM Communications 120 University of Washington, Seattle …

Announcing our 2017 Project Incubators

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We are excited to announce our two, inaugural, 2017 Project Incubators! Incubators convene interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral teams in a series of start-up meetings to creatively tackle multi-faceted conservation problems. This year we are hosting the Story Map of Climate Change Incubator, led by Lisa Hayward Watts of UW, and Josh Nowlis of NOAA, and the Camas Prairie Cultural Ecosystems Incubator, led by Joyce LeCompte of UW, and Sarah Hamman of the Center for Natural Lands Management. The Story Map of Climate Change project will develop place-based, interactive online story maps designed to inform and build empathy among scientists, resource managers, and stakeholders about the consequences of climate change, specifically drought and sea level …

Meet Andrew Arakaki, our new program assistant

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We are excited to welcome Andrew Arakaki, our new program assistant, to the C3 team! Andrew is a senior in biology at UW, with career plans to address the relationships between climate change and human health. He brings a rare combination of multidisciplinary, intersectional, and critical perspectives to problem-solving, and offers experience in leadership, event planning, facilitation, and mentoring. In addition to helping us with all things C3, he doubles as a grasshopper researcher, teaching assistant, and campus tour guide. Welcome, Andrew!

The sound of climate change is piercing

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Dargan Frierson and Judy Twedt, UW atmospheric scientists and dedicated participants of C3, have set global temperatures to a frenzied beat. They translated average temperatures for each of the last 136 years into a musical score, a process called “sonification.” The result is a catchy but unsettling melody that rises to a shrieking pitch, given the last three years have been the warmest on record. Read more, and hear the facts for yourself.

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Meet Jasmmine Ramgotra: exploring diversity in environmentalism through performance

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We are excited to welcome Jasmmine Ramgotra, a UW Senior double majoring in Environmental Studies and Dance, as our first intern at C3. Jasmmine will explore the pressing issue of diversity in the environmental movement, and present her findings in a multi-media performance this spring. She will be conducting interviews with leaders in academia, government, non-profits, and the business community to assess awareness and scope solutions for the current lack of diversity in environmental fields. She writes, “Through this unusual combination of research, collaboration, and creative communication I intend to create a meaningful starting point for conversation and action related to positive behavior change in …

We are hiring a program assistant!

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The Center for Creative Conservation is seeking a student hourly program assistant to help with scheduling meetings, event planning, staffing meetings and events, communicating via social media, website and mailing list management, and other administrative needs. For more information and to apply, see the position description. The opening is also posted on Husky Jobs. Applications are due January 1, 2017.

Making NOIS-e for Standing Rock

Center co-sponsors Standing Rock teach-in

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We were honored to co-sponsor a Standing Rock teach-in at UW’s “wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Intellectual House on December 1, 2016. The event was organized by the Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars (NOIS) and featured an overview and timeline of the movement, eyewitness accounts of life at the Oceti Sakowin camp, statements of solidarity, an inspiring presentation by Matika Wilbur, films, photos, and lunch. Over 300 guests attended.