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Category: Sustainability

Forest stewardship class includes wildfire mitigation

forest-250LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Minimizing wildfire risk is among the management skills that will be taught in the hands-on Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course to be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, at the Liberty Lake Public Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, Wash.Continue reading

Sept. 22: Course helps farmers start, run successful business

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farm-course-cowsEVERETT, Wash. – New and current farmers will gain skills in business planning and direct marketing in an in-depth course starting Sept. 22 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.Continue reading

‘A good straw year’: Bales in big demand in the Northwest

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Straw-bales-small-webPULLMAN, Wash. – To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends.Continue reading

WSU, Alaska Airlines partner to inspire STEM education

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Imagine-tomorrowPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, are joining forces to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for high school youth with the newly named Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Competition.Continue reading

WSU researchers find new uses for old wind turbine blades

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – How many giant wind turbine blades can your local landfill accommodate? To help avert such a problem, Washington State University is working with Seattle-based Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFS) to recycle and manufacture composite fiberglass material from the decommissioned blades.Continue reading

NARA member receives national award for STEM education

By Charles Burke, WSU NARA

nara-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) has received a national award for advancing learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through projects addressing real environmental problems.Continue reading