Climate and health discourse project

A new project sponsored by the University of Washington’s School of Public Health, “Expanding Climate Change Discourse in Washington State”.
Numerous studies have documented the harmful consequences that a changing climate may bring to our state. We hope to address the importance of public engagement on this issue. The purpose of our project is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of different strategies designed to promote a meaningful discussion of climate change in rural regions of Washington State.

We need promising students who would participate in student-community leader teams in rural communities. Students should 1) be informed about climate change, 2) have a strong ties to a rural Washington community, and 3) be willing to make an 10-month commitment to the project.

Benefits to students include course credit (independent study) and opportunities to work with university and community leaders locally and statewide. Most of the work will be conducted in the student’s rural community. Students will be reimbursed for travel expenses. Duration of student involvement is from June 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.

To apply, please have students email their resume/CV and a cover letter (indicating interest in joining this project) to Dr. Victoria Breckwich Vásquez at Deadline: May 31, 2013.


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