Green the Church 2019

By Courtney Chazen on December 10, 2019 in Climate, Environment, News, Sustainability, Video

St. Louis hosted the 2019 Green the Church Summit, the largest environmental justice and sustainability conference for the Black Church. Washington University was a co-sponsor of the event, which included an array of discussions including the Green New Deal, building efficiency and water conserva...

Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Climate Change

By Public Affairs on May 24, 2016 in Video

This unique freshman-only course at Washington University provides a broad overview of issues involving climate change and its consequences. The course was one of the earliest priorities of the Topics of Conversation and Washington University Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI). It is taught by two...

Green Rehab: Making Century-Old Brick Buildings Sustainable

By Public Affairs on April 22, 2016 in Video

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment condu...

Photo of a corn field under a bright blue sky.

Himadri Pakrasi: the Future is Bright for Food, Feed and Fuels

By Public Affairs on October 9, 2015 in Energy, Plants, Video

As part of the Science in St. Louis seminar series, I-CARES Director Himadri Pakrasi will present “Engineering Biology and Energy from the Sun: the Future is Bright for Food, Feed and Fuels.” The Pakrasi Lab studies how cyanobacteria use solar energy to drive the chemistry of life. Sc...

Photo of planet Earth from the Western Hemisphere.

Symposium on Global Warming and Extinction

By Public Affairs on September 8, 2015 in Video

A two-degree temperature shift could lead to environmental extremes and mass extinctions, experts warn. In September, some of the world’s leading figures in climate change research gathered at Washington University to examine and reassess this threshold and what it could mean to future biodiversi...

Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency speaking than audience at Washington University on July 17, 2015.

The Gateway to a New Energy Future

By Public Affairs on July 17, 2015 in Video

International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven spoke about “The Gateway to a New Energy Future” during a special guest lecture sponsored by I-CARES on July 17, 2015 at Washington University.

Aerial photo of agriculture fields in Minnesota.

Meeting the Climate Adaptation Challenge in the Midwest

By Public Affairs on September 5, 2014 in Video

As part of the I-CARES sponsored Albert P. and Blanche Y. Greensfelder Lecture, Stanford University Professor David Lobell gave a public lecture on September 5, 2014 at Washington University titled “Meeting the Climate Adaptation Challenge in Midwest Agriculture.”  

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the 2013 climate talks in Warsaw.

Inside the International Climate Negotiations

By Public Affairs on February 5, 2014 in Video

The MAGEEP/I-CARES Seminar series invited undergraduate students (Rachel Westrate, Breanna Swensen and Jake Lyonsfield) to discuss their experiences in attending the COP19 Warsaw climate negotiations. Their presentation took place February 5, 2014.  

Photo of hands holding up the Earth.

Climate Change and Human Health

By Public Affairs on October 18, 2013 in Video

As part of the I-CARES sponsored Albert P. and Blanche Y. Greensfelder Lecture University of Washington Professor Howard Frumkin delivered a public lecture on October 17, 2013 at Washington University on topics related to the intersection of climate change and human health.