[pccgrads] Please join CHanGE for a breakfast seminar, February 15th, 8:00am in Roosevelt 1

Marci Burden mburden at uw.edu
Tue Feb 6 13:18:45 PST 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) for our monthly Breakfast Seminar. Our February event will feature EarthLab Executive Director Ben Packard, who will discuss EarthLab's current work and future plans.
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Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Location: Roosevelt 1 Building, Fishbowl conference room
(4225 Roosevelt Way, Suite #100)
RSVP: chge at uw.edu<mailto:chge at uw.edu>

Beverages (coffee/tea) and a light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to help us plan our order and accommodate all participants.

Building access: Please use the buzzer to be given access to Suite #100. The conference room is at the top of the stairs to your left. If you require an elevator, please let us know in your RSVP so we may accommodate you.

More Information & Speaker Bios:

Ben Packard joined the UW in September 2017 as the Harriet Bullitt Endowed Executive Director of EarthLab. He previously served as global managing director of corporate engagement at the The Nature Conservancy, and prior to that led the internationally recognized environmental sustainability efforts at Starbucks. His role will help build the relationships that enable EarthLab to bring the exceptional research and science at the University to bear on a range of environmental matters.


EarthLab is the UW-wide initiative that harnesses the power of collaboration to tackle thorny environmental challenges including climate change, ocean health, natural hazards and healthy ecosystems. Part research engine and part community catalyst, EarthLab engages public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors in a shared and ongoing conversation that converts knowledge to action. Together, we identify the places where life on our planet is at greatest risk and co-create solutions that make a real impact on people's lives. EarthLab co-creates and applies decision-ready science where society's needs are greatest. There are four areas of focus - Oceans, Natural Hazards, Ecosystems and Climate. Key to EarthLab's success will be building relationships between the University and public, private and nonprofit sectors. https://earthlab.uw.edu/
About Us:

The Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) collaboratively develops and promotes innovative approaches to understanding and managing the risks of global environmental change. CHanGE conducts research and policy analysis, education and training, and technical assistance and capacity building, integrating health, environmental, and social sciences. CHANGE focuses on health outcomes associated with the consequences of global environmental changes, such as extreme weather and climate events, water and food security, and infectious diseases. (http://globalchange.uw.edu/)

Breakfast Seminars will be held monthly, aiming to grow and strengthen networks, promote sharing of ideas, and support collaboration across health and climate change communities. Meetings are open to students, faculty, and staff across the University of Washington with an interest in understanding and mitigating the health impacts of climate change.

Marci Burden, MA
Program Manager
Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
Department of Global Health

4225 Roosevelt Way NE #100
Suite 2330 | Box 354695
Seattle, WA 98105


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