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‘Green Fire’ sweeps Huxley College’s 40 years

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“Green Fire: A History of Huxley College,” brings to life the story of Huxley College of the Environment through 40 profiles of alumni who have inspired four decades of environmental change.

“Green Fire: A History of Huxley College,” brings to life the story of Huxley College of the Environment – and the story of the environmental movement itself.

In the book, 40 alumni profiles give voice to the real-life experiences of a diverse group of leaders who have forged and inspired four decades of environmental change.

“The history of Huxley College spans a tumultuous time in environmental policy and politics and serves as a chronicle of one of the most important social shifts that has taken place in the last century,” says Brad Smith, Dean of Huxley College. “We wanted to show how Huxley College helped shape, and was shaped by, the broader environmental movement."

Huxley College helped establish environmental science and studies as an integral part of curriculum, says William Dietrich (‘73, Journalism and Interdisciplinary Concentration), the book’s author.

“The environmental movement has gone through all kinds of changes over the years, and in the last 40 years the population of the globe has grown from 3 billion to 7 billion,” Dietrich says. “The mission and legacy of Huxley College is more powerful now than ever.”

“Green Fire” is due out in print this spring. Order an advance copy at Huxley.Book@wwu.edu.