Seen & Heard
Protect & Conserve
The Swinomish Tribe has a particularly innovative strategy to conserve the environment in the face of climate change on its reservation, according to the Washington Post:
The tribe has responded with an ambitious, multipronged strategy to battle climate change and improve the health of the land and the water and the plants, animals and people who thrived in harmony for generations. In 2010, the Swinomish became one of the first communities to assess the problems posed by a warming planet and enact a climate action plan. An additional 50 Native American tribes have followed, creating climate strategies to protect their lands and cultures, ahead of most U.S. communities.
Todd Mitchell '93, the tribe’s director of environmental protection, is highlighted in the article.