Monday, January 25th (10-11:15): Evergreen faculty Ruth Hayes will be speaking about “Eco-Media; the Environmental Footprint of Media and the Myth of the Cloud,” hosted by Mediaworks (Laurie Meeker & Ruth Hayes). Ruth Hayes is a member of the faculty in animation at The Evergreen State College, teaching animation theory and practice in broadly interdisciplinary contexts. Her creative research involves animated experiments in film, video and digital media as well as flipbooks and other pre-cinema formats. Ruth earned her MFA in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, and her BA in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard College. This event will be hosted as a Zoom webinar at

About the series:

The Climate Justice and Resilience events constitute a year-long series that runs approximately biweekly throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Each event is hosted by a different Evergreen program, and guests are welcome to attend either synchronously (at a time fixed by the host program) or asynchronously (webinar recordings will be available as soon as possible after the event).  This work builds on several climate-related summer institutes, last year’s “big bets” climate proposal, and the visioning for potential incorporation of climate-related curricular areas into New Academic Directions. In addition, the 2-credit class “Climate Academy: Justice and Resilience” (currently sponsored by Rachel Hastings) is offered each quarter based on this event series and associated readings.