We were happy to present our work from the Swinomish site with several other NWIC students and faculty at the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
“The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) is a regionally-focused opportunity for those teaching, working or studying within higher education to come together and learn about sustainability in academics, operations, and research. Through facilitated conversation, workshops, presentations and networking opportunities, participants will play a role in advancing environmental performance at Washington State institutions of higher education, support regional policy goals and initiatives, and drive the development of a generation of professionals for whom sustainability is a core tenet of their work and life philosophy.”
We were also very blessed to have a heartfelt blessing and at the opening of the conference by elders Diane Vendiola & Juanita Jefferson and a welcome song by Lawrence Solomon.
Thanks again for inviting us and we hope to attend this type of event again! Here is an article on the event by the Western Front.
Photo above: Seth Vidana, WWU Campus Sustainability Manager giving opening remarks.
(Source: WWU Office of Sustainability)