Poster Presentations

Applied History for a Sustainable Future

As the sustainability movement searches for more durable materials, efficient patterns, and restorative practices, historical methods and materials may provide the very answers. This poster will present historical craft, method, and materials that offer sustainable practices proven over hundreds, or even thousands of years. By utilizing the inherent properties of materials, the physics of friction and thermodynamics, and natural traits of animal, mineral, and vegetable, we can return to a pre-petroleum, pre-plastic lifestyle.
- Monica J. Stenzel | Instructor, Spokane Falls Community College
Resilient Building Design: Preparing for Natural Disasters and Climate Emergencies

With climate change we are experiencing more frequent and intense weather events including floods, hurricanes, cyclones, droughts, and wildfires. Communities should consider resilient infrastructure to mitigate the impacts of climate emergencies. Oregon State University's Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) is a transdisciplinary effort to lead education and research and engage with society on strategies for successful stewardship of our ocean and planet. The newly occupied Marine Studies Initiative building in Newport is a model for resilient design, able to withstand a 9.0 earthquake and an XXL tsunami and is a living lab that embodies OSU's goals.
- Tom Robbins, President, Yost Grube Hall Architecture
- Crystal Sanderson, Shareholder, Yost Grube Hall Architecture

Closing Loops: Building A Circular Economy Through Compost on The UW Seattle Campus

Circular economies benefit human and environmental health by maintaining quality resources and using innovative solutions to keep materials from losing value and becoming waste. By replicating natural systems where waste from one process fuels another, and rethinking the concept of ownership, we can regenerate our world. Several UW departments collaboratively operate a compost program - one of the simplest examples of a circular economy.
- Audrey Taber | Program Coordinator, University of Washington Recycling
Student Projects for Waste Reduction at the University of Washington

Waste reduction is already a very important aspect to any campus' waste management program, but will continue to increase in importance in the coming years. In 2019 the University of Washington hired a dedicated Waste Reduction Student Assistant in addition to our Waste Diversion Student Assistant. Together they learned about and supported waste reduction programs and led successful campaigns on campus.
- Adam Fehn | Recycling Program Coordinator, University of Washington
In-Depth Outreach: Bridging the Gap Between Student Life and Campus Operations

This poster would be an opportunity to share ideas about how to increase community connectivity over sustainable practices. When instructing the Food Systems lab, the UW Recycling team was able to bridge the gap between student life and campus operations, creating the idea of a larger system. The team aims to foster opportunity for this type of connectivity in other communities by sharing team experiences and answering questions.
- Madeline Schroeder | Recycling Program Coordinator, University of Washington
A Consortium Approach to Procuring Renewable Energy: Developing an Aggregation Strategy to Meet Sustainability Goals

Leveraging best practices and lessons learned from the New York Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy Consortium, the Edison Energy Renewables Advisory team will delve into the pathway and strategic approach taken by the Consortium to procure offsite renewable energy and bolster the targets set in the recent New York State legislation, as well as the individual campuses' renewables goal. This presentation will detail the approach and process required for providing strategy development, market education, stakeholder approval support, RFP development, project evaluation & negotiation for successful project execution.
- Justine Caccamo | Director, Marketing, Edison Energy
Providing quality education accessible to their children has been the main challenge. The solutions that we propose are Biocentric Education, Full Energy Autonomy, and Food, Water, Shelter Security. The sea gypsy children will be learning on top of a 20-hectare self-sustaining floating platform, which requires us to design and develop. During this challenging time, MMRTI, SIXR, and ChickTech Seattle have identified an opportunity to train marginalized BIPOC young adults to not only participate but also provide prescribed solutions to the research and development of the man-made floating platforms. We bring together a network of partners such as Seattle Makers, Pensar Studio,, SE Seattle Tool Library, Capitol Hill Tool Library, West Seattle Tool Library, and UW CoMotion Labs, connecting Seattle residents to the emerging technology education and training they need. We dubbed this Seattle program: The Future Founders Makers Fellowship, which is a paid 8-week training, networking, and hands-on experience in product design, mentorship, and tech entrepreneurship. The inaugural cohort is open to all Central and South Seattle residents ages 18 to 24 years-old who have demonstrated interest in technology and targets Black and Latinx women, as well as recent immigrants. The expected outcome would be for them to gain industry-recognized certifications, to have digital 3D product design portfolios, and when time permits, to even showcase physical floating prototypes of electric passenger water transportation at Seattle's South Lake Union. The project aims at developing local talent and expanding their opportunities in design, innovation, and skilled careers thereby strengthening Seattle's economy as well as providing solutions to the worldwide social, ecological, and technological inequality. The consortium is fundraising for $50,000 to kick off this program, and we would like to invite the 2021 WOHESC conference participants to collaborate with us. We would like to demonstrate how our glocal (global local) collaboration and the funding would allow the sons and daughters of immigrants in Seattle to design and implement design prototypes for aQuademy in 8 weeks. - Budi Mulyo | Co-Director, Coalition For Education and Learning
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