December 2007             


Carbon Offsets Workshop

The Woods Institute hosted a two-day workshop exploring the pros and cons of the growing retail carbon offset market in the United States.

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Pacific Salmon Workshop

On November 15-16, the Woods Institute hosted an international workshop on the U.S.-Canada Pacific Salmon Treaty with the goal of improving the sustainability of Pacific salmon.

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Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference

On Nov. 7-9, Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency co-hosted the first national conference to examine how human behavior affects energy use and efficiency.

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Sustainble Built Environment

In October the Woods Institute hosted 2 Town Hall meetings on the Sustainable Built Environment and on Water.

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First Nations' Futures Institute

The Woods Institute hosted this 10-day program for young, indigenous leaders in partnership with the Kamehameha Schools of Hawai'i and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Reduce Your Ecological Footprint:
GSB Back to School

The Graduate School of Business and the Woods Institute will host a leadership management program for GSB and Stanford alumni, January 11 - 13, 2008.

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Stanford Faculty Funding Opportunities

Woods Environmental Venture Projects (EVP)

Proposals are due Dec. 21. Apply online:

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Precourt Institute Research Proposals

Proposals are due Jan. 22, 2008.

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Woods Institute visiting scholar David J. Hayes' op-ed on carbon offsets published by the Sacramento Bee.

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Meg Caldwell Testifies on the Future of the U.S. Marine Sanctuary Program

Woods Institute senior lecturer Meg Caldwell testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee on reauthorization of the National Marine Sanctuary Program.

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Student Group Projects Grantees

The Woods Institute announces a new round of funding for undergraduate group projects on the environment.

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Young Environmental Scholars
(YES) Workshop

The first workshop organized by and for Stanford graduate students and postdocs to build a campus community of young environmental scholars.

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Our New Headquarters

January 2008, the Woods Institute will move to its new headquarters in the Yang-Yamazaki Environment and Energy (Y2E2) Building at 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, Calif. 94305.


Troubled Waters 2008 Lecture Series

In 2008, the School of Earth Sciences and the Woods Institute will present four lectures addressing global freshwater challenges.

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World Wildlife Fund's CEO Explains
How the Environment is Good for Business

In a lecture co-sponsored by the Woods Institute, Carter Roberts, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, explained how environmental challenges are really profit opportunities.

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