The third annual Resilience Summit, hosted by the student group ReThink, gave attendees a diverse group of perspectives on how sustainability and business can intersect. The event hosted speakers representing businesses and organizations from different areas but a common challenge was clear: how to incentivize sustainability from both a business and citizen level?

Katie Thompson and Annie Thomas of Sustainable Business Consulting provided an overview of what sustainable consulting looks like, and how it can be of benefit to businesses. In addition, they made sure to point out that...

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Category: Events | Student Organizations
Tags: ReThink | Resilience Summit

Students interested in creating solutions to environmental problems can register for the Environmental Innovation Practicum. The weekly seminar will help students create project-based solutions while receiving coaching by environmental professionals or entrepreneurs. The practicum can also help students prepare for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. ...

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Category: Academics
Tags: Environmental Innovation Challenge | Sustainability Courses

The Sustainable Business Consulting team is hosting a career workshop at the University of Washington on Wednesday, May 24. This hands-on workshop will teach some of the best practices for professionals looking to begin or advance their career in the sustainability field. You'll hear from Sustainability Jobs co-authors, Ruth Lee and Katie Thompson, as they take you through a fast-paced, roll up your sleeves workshop designed to help students understand how to advance their career in...

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Category: Events
Tags: careers | Sustainable Business Consulting | Sustainable Jobs

The tall white screens, glowing softly at night, draw the eye from blocks away. At the base of the building, 10-foot tall LED screens play informative videos showcasing sustainability efforts at the University of Washington, while windows in between provide a glimpse at the workings of the equipment inside.

The recently completed West Campus Utility Plant near the corner of University Way and Pacific Street provides cooling and emergency power to meet the needs of UW's growing west campus area. The plant brings efficiency and responsiveness, helping UW use less energy to provide...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
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ReThink UW is holding its third annual Resilience Summit this Friday, May 19, in the Maple Hall Great Room from 12-4 p.m. This year the summit will focus on "incentives," with a discussion on the roles that social and environmental initiatives play within a business framework and what that looks like moving forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with other students, discuss business sustainability practices, and network with some of the event's key speakers representing Sustainable Business Consulting, NW Sustainable Energy for Economic Development, Threshold Investing...

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Tags: ReThink | Resilience Summit

The University of Washington’s Seattle campus won the 2017 PAC-12 Grand Champion award during RecycleMania, a national collegiate waste diversion tournament. The 786 metric tons of CO2 that UW kept out of the landfill is equivalent to the total amount of energy consumption of 68 households, or removing 154 cars off the road.

The student organization EcoReps supported UW Recycling’s efforts in generating event awareness on campus this year. 

"RecycleMania was a great success this year thanks to the EcoReps, who were in charge of...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Recycling, Compost & Waste | Student Organizations
Tags: RecycleMania | EcoReps

UW Athletics is looking for a sustainability sports operations intern for the 2017-2018 school year. The intern will be involved in all areas of the UW Athletics sustainability program, including football game day activities, social media content, research and data collection and analysis, committee meetings and many university-wide and athletic sustainability events. The internship will provide hands-on experience in marketing, communication, stewardship, research, events and leadership.

To apply, send your...

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Category: Athletics
Tags: Internships

The Society for Ecological Restoration - UW Chapter is hosting its annual native plant sale this Sunday, May 7, at the Douglas Research Conservatory next to the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St.). he sale goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will have more than 40 different native plant species available. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Category: Events
Tags: Society for Ecological Restoration | native plant nursery

Students interested in sustainability and energy can apply to attend the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Initiative from August 3-16, 2017.

There is no program fee for participants. Everyone that attends receives free lodging, and many receive some support for travel. Applications are accepted through June 15 from senior-level undergrads, grad students and professionals from all academic backgrounds. 

The...

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Category: Energy
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Hello! My name is Caroline, Car for short, Caro for medium. I’m excited to announce that I will be the new Graphic Designer for UW Sustainability! This role will allow me to exercise my passion for graphic design while conveying messages of sustainability to all of the UW campus.

I am a third year student, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design. I decided I wanted to be an architect when I was 12 years old, building houses on The Sims. I am also a member of the UW Vietnamese Student Association where I hold the position of Creative Lead. From past experience...

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Tags: Caroline Le | students