Master of Environmental Studies
The Best Environment for Studying the Environment
We’re located at the south end of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) in Olympia, Washington, so you’ll be close to mountains, rivers, wetlands, forests, and shorelines. Center your core projects and thesis research in topics that fuel your passion.
Influence Environmental Policy and Practice
As the state capital, Olympia is home to legislators and state agencies, with opportunities to learn about environmental issues and work with community partners. You’ll also appreciate the vibrant local food scene, including the Farmer’s Market, and Evergreen's own organic farm. Find out more about what makes Olympia special.
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Systemic Racism & Environmental Justice Webpage: We want to acknowledge stolen lives – lives ended too soon by what Ruth Wilson Gilmore calls an unequal distribution of premature death. In particular we want to pay homage to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others who have lost their lives to the bigotry that leads to ongoing personal, mob, and state violence and we want to pay homage to the many others who have died prematurely as a consequence of these structures. We started to hear it said about 5 years ago as part of the Movement for Black Lives, and we may need to remind ourselves for a little while yet: “when black lives matter, everybody lives better.”
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