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Mar 7, 5am – 7 am PST | Women, Girls, and the Right to a Healthy Environment
For the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council, Dr. David Boyd is launching a new thematic report on Women, Girls and the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
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Messaging, visual cues can reduce the use of plastic produce bags, says study from UBC prof
Dr. Jiaying Zhao found that visual cues or motivational messages in grocery stores can reduce the use of plastic produce bags.
Yes, happiness and climate action can go together
Dr. Jiaying Zhao explained how we can use our understanding of behaviour to incorporate happiness into meaningful climate action.
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March 30, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Alex Moore
Join Dr. Alex Moore to learn about the inclusion of cultural values and community-centered conservation interventions!
April 6, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Tugce Conger and Ivana Zelenika
Join this week's IRES Alumni Panel on Public Service featuring Dr. Tugce Conger and Dr. Ivana Zelenika!