This week's sustainability event highlights at UW include a Climate Policy panel discussion, a talk on food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, and a chance to volunteer at the UW Farm! If you haven't already, check out our full sustainabilty events calendar, which lists tons of lectures, student organization meetings, volunteer opportunities and more events all across the UW. We've listed a few of the top options this week below, and you can always check out our calendar for a...

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Category: Climate Change | Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Weekly Events

Join Voyage UW on February 21st at 7 p.m. in the Ethnic Cultural Theater for a screening of An American Ascent, a riveting documentary that follows the first African-American expedition team to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. Rosemary Saal and Adina Scott, two climbers on the team, will join us afterwards for a Q&A about the importance on diversity and women leadership in the outdoors.

This film addresses the...

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Category: Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Voyage UW | film screening | Diversity

Passionate about policy creation and its interconnected and complex impacts on local communities? Hoping to learn about climate policy initiatives and proposals in Washington State?

Well, this is your chance! The UW Union of Academic Student Employees and Green Evans, a graduate environmental policy group at the Evans School, are hosting a panel of experts in various fields to tackle these important questions. Join them on February 13 from 7-8 p.m. to delve more into...

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Category: Climate Change | Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Green Evans | Union of Academic Student Employees

Since 1989, the National Student Leadership Conference on Environmental Science and Sustainability has brought together thousands of high school and college students for an intensive nine-day conference to develop leadership skills and explore careers path.

NSLC is looking for college undergraduates to work as Team Advisors and Assistant Team Advisors at conferences on the campuses of the University of Washington and Yale University. Applications...

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Category: Events
Tags: National Student Leadership Conference | jobs

When you think of ‘sustainable fashion’, does your mind evoke images of dated hippie clothes, or maybe bizarre runway fashion? While not entirely wrong, this popular perception is greatly flawed. To dispel this misbelief, the student group Net Impact recently hosted a Sustainable Fashion Panel with speakers Sean Schmidt from UW Sustainability and Richelle Bush from Buffalo Exchange. Both speakers shed light on...

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Category: Environment | Events | Student Organizations
Tags: fashion | clothes | shopping | Sqwatch

Everyone is invited to join in a pair of upcoming work parties to restore Yesler Swamp, one of the few remaining swamps along Lake Washington. A group of UW Environmental Science students are organizing the volunteer opportunities on February 25 and March 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. as part of a capstone project. You can sign up here to be a volunteer.

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Category: Buildings & Grounds | Environment | Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Yesler Swamp | volunteer | restoration

Conservation talks, gymnastics games, and more! If you haven't already, check out our full sustainabilty events calendar, which lists tons of lectures, student organization meetings, volunteer opportunities and more events all across the UW. We've listed a few of the top options this week below, and you can always check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to...

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Category: Athletics | Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Weekly Events

Before diving into her presentation, Crisca Bierwart turned to the audience and asked if we would be willing to introduce ourselves. As we individually took turns stating our names and why we were here, I quickly realized that contrary to my expectations, I was one of the only students present. In fact, most of the audience members were from various local and regional tribes including Ken Workman, a Duwamish tribe council member who is a direct descendant of Chief Sealth.

We were all gathered together to hear Bierwart, an affiliate associate professor of Anthropology at UW, discuss...

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Category: Events | UW Seattle
Tags: Crisca Bierwart | Art | Coast Salish | Native American | Anthropology

And just like that... we're almost halfway into winter quarter! If you haven't already, check out the sustainabilty events calendar, which is full of lectures, student organization meetings, volunteer opportunities and more. We've listed a few of the top options this week below, and you can always check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to keep up to date...

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Category: Academics | Events | Programs | Research | Student Organizations
Tags: Weekly Events

For the past three years, one of my New Year's resolutions has included keeping up with the news. And like most new year’s resolutions, I’ve never truly fulfilled this promise. While I can easily say that I’m a more engaged citizen now than I was when I entered college, I still feel there’s more I can do to actively stay in the loop on current events. Thus, in order to prove myself wrong this year, I’ve compiled a list of news outlets of which I’m going to keep tabs on for the next year. I’ve chosen to go with Grist, the Seattle Times, and the New York Times.

Now...

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Category: Energy | Environment | Environmental Health
Tags: journalism | Sustainability | news