UW Sustainability offers a quarterly undergraduate seminar series through First Year Programs that gives students the opportunity to explore sustainability at UW and beyond. The fall quarter seminar explores sustainability efforts across UW and resources on campus such as the UW Sustainability campus map, UW Recycling programs, and the student-administered Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF).

The one-credit course is listed as GEN ST 297-V and meets Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

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There is still space available to register for a studio course which gives you a chance to work on creating video games about earth science. 

EarthGames is a community of researchers, game developers and students who share a passion for games and the environment. They adapt the latest scientific research to develop amazing video and board games to teach and inspire players about the natural world and our role within it. This fall, you can help and earn credit through ATMS 495, a studio course open to all majors. The course meets Mondays at 1:30-3:20 p.m.

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The Society for Ecological Restoration UW Chapter's native plant nursery is looking for two interns for the fall quarter - a communications intern and a plant propagation & production intern. Interns will work an average of nine hours a week on nursery projects, and can receive credit for ESRM 399 or through their school. Time will be split between routine plant maintenance, plant propagation, nursery infrastructure projects, helping with weekly volunteer work parties, and individual projects. Each intern will have a different focus to help tackle the many and diverse needs of a native...

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Category: Gardens & Farms | Student Organizations
Tags: Society for Ecological Restoration | Internships | native plant nursery

Students who are in the UW Greek system and have an interest in Environmental Leadership or Sustainability Consulting can earn course credit through the Green Greeks Representative program and Environmental Studies this fall.

For the first time, this year Green Greek Representative program is an accredited 1-2 credit course. Students will represent their chapter and work on environmental projects while gaining leadership experience and learning about sustainability solutions.

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Category: Academics | Student Organizations
Tags: Green Greek Representative Program | Environmental Studies | Sustainability Courses

Shelby Cramer’s path to the Husky Green Award started with a simple question.

“I was walking with my little sister, and she randomly asked me what this tree was, this tree that was outside our house for years and year and years,” Shelby said. “I didn’t know what to tell her because I didn't know what that tree was, and that was kind of a light bulb moment. I felt a weird sense of shame in not knowing my own place.”

That question led Shelby to the Environmental Studies program at UW. As a senior this past year, she was a leader in the...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Student Organizations
Tags: Husky Green Awards | HGA17 | Shelby Cramer | SAGE

It's time for the next Green Certification Workshop Wednesday!

Join us for the upcoming Green Certification Workshop Wednesday on Sept. 6 from 1:30-2p.m in Gerberding Hall room G26 (one floor down from the Red Square entrance).

These Green Certification workshops are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to join and learn more about our Green Office and Green Laboratory ...

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Category: Events | Green Certifications
Tags: Green Office | Green Labs | Workshop Wednesdays

The UW Athletics green team needs volunteers to be a part of the football game day sustainability team. Volunteers will play a major role in helping us reach our waste diversion goal of 80% this season. As a volunteer, you will engage with fans to encourage sustainable practices in the stadium and in the tailgate areas. After halftime, you are welcome to stay and watch the remainder of the game.

You're welcome to volunteer for as many or as few games as you'd like. Volunteers are especially needed for the first...

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Category: Athletics | Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
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Get a clean start to the new school year with the Fall Husky Neighborhood Cleanup. Students on north campus can drop off unwanted items to be donated, recycled or disposed for for free on August 31, and September 25 and 26.

All students with a Husky ID can bring their unwanted items to 17th Ave. NE and NE 47th St. from 1-5 p.m. on those days. Items accepted include electronics, reusable goods, recyclables, bulky items (such as sofas, rugs, etc.), and trash. Items will be sorted - any reusable items will be donated to local charities and organizations. Items which are no longer...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
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Students who are interested in green building, sustainability, equity issues, and more can volunteer for the Built Green Conference at Cascadia College on September 14 for the opportunity to attend sessions and network with green building professionals. 

The Built Green Conference has been occurring annually for a decade with the aim of providing valuable and cutting-edge information on green building and sustainability. The conference will cover a variety of topics related to green building, ranging from...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds | Events
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The brightly-colored bikes can be seen in most corners of campus, giving users a convienent option to hop on and ride to their destination. The new dockless bike share systems allow you to easily rent a bike with a smartphone app and park at any public bike rack at UW.

There are two bike share companies currently active in Seattle - Spin and Limebike - and both offer 50% discounts if you sign up using your uw.edu email address. To get started, you must download an app to your smartphone and sign up. The apps...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: LimeBike | Spin | bike share | Transportation Services | Bicycling