The Washington Oregon Cascadia Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration around sustainability and social justice within the Cascadia region's higher education institutions. Educational sessions, meetups and networking opportunities empower participants to advance action steps to create chance. Solutions shared at the conference are tailored for implementation in our unique political, social, economic and environmental climate.
WOHESC Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The organizers of the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) recognize the interconnection of environmental and social justice problems and the societal structures that cause them both. We know that sustainability efforts to date have often ignored the voices of certain stakeholders and built on existing inequalities. The WOHESC program aims to do better by presenting sustainability thoughts, research, and initiatives that focus on just and equitable economies, healthy and clean environments, and inclusive and fair societies. We are mindful of the fact that the most vulnerable and marginalized people will experience the worst effects of a changing climate. We assert that creating a more just and equitable world is fundamental to tackling sustainability issues. Accordingly, we strive to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout conference thematic elements, speakers, and attendees in order to uplift the perspectives of those working at the intersections of social justice and environmentalism in order to create a more sustainable world for everyone.
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WOHESC 2023 Media Advisory
WOHESC 2023 Program Announcement
Keynote Interview with Kathleen Dean Moore