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Good afternoon,

I'm reaching out on behalf of Green Evans, the environmental policy RSO at the Evans School of Public Policy. We are hosting a panel event on February 13th, 7-8pm in Kane Hall Room 120 to spark discussion at UW and the surrounding community about the various climate policy proposals currently being considered for Washington State. We hope that attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how environmental sustainability issues are also important at the economic, social, and moral levels!

We are asking for $150 to cover travel for one of our panelists, Rosalinda Guillen. We apologize for reaching out to you so close to the event. We found out very recently that she needs travel assistance. For your information, the rest of our budget includes: 

  • $1108.12 from the Academic Student Employees Union (UAW4121), our co-sponsors for the event, who paid for the Kane Hall Reservation
  • $150 from the Union of Concerned Scientists to pay for coffee and donuts for our attendees 
  • $150 from the Science and Policy Institute to provide an honorarium to our moderator, Sarah Myhre

In regards to your criteria, our event discusses ways to reduce carbon emissions and the environmental impact of not only the University of Washington community, but also Washington State as a whole. This event is also entirely student-organized, all of us being undergraduate and graduate students in the Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, Philosophy, Molecular Engineering, and Public Policy departments. 

Our event reservation is paid for and the panelists are secured. We are in the midst of our outreach process now, and you can see the number of interested folks on our Facebook event page. Our sponsors include the GPSS Science & Policy Committee, Program on Values and Society, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Here is the full list of panelists: 

  • Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington Chapter of AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the United States
  • Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community Development, the Pacific Northwest's leader in food justice, immigration reform and farmworker rights 
  • Daniel Malarkey, Board Member on Washington CleanTech Alliance and previous Deputy Director of Washington's Department of Commerce
  • Nives Dolsak PhD, Associate Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and member of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel
  • Heidi Roop PhD, Communications Director for the Climate Impacts Group
  • Moderated by: Dr. Sarah Myhre, UW Oceanography Researcher, Climate Justice Activist and one of the Most Influential Seattleites of 2017

Let me know if you have any questions! 


Namrata Kolla

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