MES News & Updates

Interning in Israel: Introducing Sustainability to the Masses


Two days and I’m already hooked.

The energy, excitement and deep commitment to mission and vision of this one-of-a-kind institution are palpable throughout the hallways.

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Road Trip to Taos

Phoenix Fireplace

What is the value of diverting ‘wastes’ from the landfill to build homes with a minimal amount of ‘new’ resources? What is the value of an inspirational, personalized, unique living space surrounded with green space? What is it like to live in a home that captures and recycles usable heat and water, lives within its energy and resource footprint and supports year-round food production?

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Capital Hopping for Student Advocacy


Having lived in both Washington, D.C.

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The Summer of Knotweed


Clear skies in August mean brutally hot days. So the slight morning chill only heightens my wariness of the day’s coming heat. I force down a final drink of water before buckling my chest-waders and pulling on the full 15 liter backpack sprayer. My two fellow restoration technicians follow suit and we stride out into the field. Soon we arrive at a steep path descending down to the floodplain of the Satsop River.

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Admitted Student Day 2017


April 27th, 2017 was Admitted Student Day for the MES Program, a chance for students admitted to the MES program to see and hear from faculty, current students and alumni about the program and opportunities available to them upon entry.

Thank you everyone who helped make this day a success!

All photos by Arielle Simmons, MES Communications Associate. 


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