Mass Awakenings: Perspectives on nature, health and humanity’s path forward

College of the Environment: 2020 Doug Walker Lecture

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. PST

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The events of this year have brought to the forefront the importance of the natural world to humanity, the intersection of science informing action, and the fundamental human compact to elevate the lives of all people, and leave a better world to future generations. Join us for the 2020 Doug Walker Lecture as we explore the heightened awareness of the intersection of nature, people and science. Brought to you by the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, this live discussion will be moderated by Dean Lisa Graumlich with our featured speakers Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown, and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Founder and CEO of the consultancy Ocean Collectiv, and Founder of Urban Ocean Lab.


Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned climate scientist, sustainability expert, author and public speaker. He is also the executive director of Project Drawdown — the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. His work focuses on understanding our changing planet and finding new solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems and natural resources we all depend on. Find him on Twitter @ GlobalEcoGuy.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions. Her mission is to build community around climate solutions. Find her on Twitter @ ayanaeliza.