Western’s sustainability organizations come together for Bellingham conference
The Western Front
February 11, 2016
Western is home to several environmental and conservation-based clubs and organizations. Many of them have similar goals, like slowing climate change, reducing human impact on ecosystems or advocating for environmental justice. But it is rare that those groups come together to focus their collective efforts on one project.
The Local Impact 2016 conference will provide an opportunity for students working on environmental issues to coordinate with each other. It will also feature speeches from professionals working on environmental projects ranging from water management to food to solar energy.
It is set to take place on campus and at venues around Bellingham from Feb. 26-27.
As the marketing manager for the the conference, Hannah Bouscher would like to open different channels of communication, break down barriers and be able to spark students to make changes in their community.
“Our mission is to empower the next generation of student innovators and entrepreneurs who want to make change in the world, and so that’s what students will leave with,” Bouscher said.
Senior Julianna Fischer is an environmental policy major and said it would be a missed opportunity if she didn’t attend… Original Article