At Oregon, we know that we are in the midst of unprecedented and transformative environmental change. All of us, and especially our students, are facing dramatic ecological shifts to all our natural systems because of climate change and other forces. This change highlights social justice dynamics and environmental inequities that shape our world. As a result, we see societal paradigm shifts in systems that govern our economy, the built environment, democracy, and fundamental relationships among people. This work requires the amplification of voices that have often gone unheard.
We face these challenges by generating new approaches, finding proactive problem-solving pathways, engaging in collaboration with multiple constituencies and social groups, participating in diverse ideas and forms of knowledge, and exerting the full measure of our creative energy.
Dr. Sarah Wald, associate professor of environmental studies and English at the University of Oregon, will give her talk as part of the Center for Environmental Futures' Interdisciplinarity 101 series.
In this virtual public conversation, Dr. Yesenia Navarrete Hunter, Karin Bolender, and Holly Moulton will share about their work supporting just futures for Indigenous, immigrant, and rural populations.
The Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon will hold its annual Research Forum in the Crater Lake Rooms of the Erb Memorial Union on February 24th, 2023.
With an exciting lineup of keynote speakers, dozens of panelists addressing diverse topics, a film festival, and a focus on environmental justice, the 41st Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) won't be one to miss!
The Climate Wisdom Lab, led by Emergent Resilience facilitators Kevin Gallagher and Sarah Ray, will connect participants from UO, Washington State, and Colorado-Boulder to explore feelings and responses to ego-grief and eco-anxiety.
Head to the Redwood Auditorium in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) to hear climate researcher Britt Wray's compelling talk about the emotional and existential effects of living in a warming world—and how we can get through them together.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) honored the University of Oregon's Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice with its 2022 award for Racial Equity & Sustainability Collaborations.
The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the U.S. government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.
In following the Indigenous protocol of acknowledging the original people of the land we occupy, we also extend our respect to the nine federally recognized Indigenous nations of Oregon: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We express our respect to the many more tribes who have ancestral connections to this territory, as well as to all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home.