The Husky Green Awards nomination deadline is almost here, and we still need your help to identify the top sustainability superstars at the University of Washington! Let us know who the top student leaders, faculty mentors, hard-working groups and behind-the-scenes staff are who keep the University of Washington sustainable. Unless you submit a nomination, we won’t know who deserves one of the annual Husky Green Awards, so please submit your nominations by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 1 by going to


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Category: Awards & Recognition
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Hey y'all! My name is Annika Jung and I am delighted to announce that I will be the new project assistant for UW Sustainability. This role will allow me to be involved with different projects that will support both the sustainability office and the UW.

I am currently an Environmental Health major at the University of Washington and I firmly believe that the impact of sustainability on our campus can help create a cleaner environment for our future generation. I also believe it can prevent future health complications in our future. I will be implementing my perspectives as a student...

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Category: Environmental Health
Tags: students

UW Sustainability, UW Recycling, Campus Sustainability Fund, Livable City Year and many partners from around campus had the privilege to attend the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) last week at Gonzaga University. The theme of the conference was "Caring for our Common Home." The program began with a keynote presentation from Mitch Thomashow who presented on "bringing the biosphere home" and showed images of street art and its connection to sustainability across...

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The first week of RecycleMania is completed, and the results are in. After one week, UW Seattle is in 21st place among all 115 schools in the competition, with UW Bothell one spot behind. RecycleMania is a friendly tournament where national college campuses compete during the course of eight weeks to see which can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. 

The UW is easily leading the charge among competing Pac-12 schools, well ahead of Stanford and Washington State. See the results...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste | Student Organizations | UW Bothell | UW Seattle
Tags: RecycleMania | UW Recycling | EcoReps

UW Sustainability has launched a Sustainability in the Arts initiative this quarter!  The goal is to look at how sustainability can be addressed both behind the scenes in different arts departments, venues, materials etc. as well as how themes of sustainability can be used as content in artworks. The initiative is still in its brainstorming phase and a lot of its outcome will be determined by input from students, faculty, and staff.

The survey below is to gain a sense of interest in a Sustainability in the Arts initiative and what people would...

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National Collegiate Recycling Competition Returns to UW’s Seattle Campus

For the fifth year, the University of Washington is competing in RecycleMania — a friendly tournament where national college campuses compete during the course of eight weeks to see which can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. The UW will take on nationwide universities including Pac-12 rivals Arizona State University, Stanford, University of California Berkeley, University of Oregon and Washington State University.

Under the guidance of EcoReps and...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste | Student Organizations
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This week, sustainability events around the University of Washington include talks on green business, food equity, impacts of the changing climate on fisheries and indigenous archaeologies - and that's just on Thursday! Other events include the year's first volunteer hours at the UW Farm, student group meetings, RecycleMania and more! Check out some of the highlights below, and visit our Sustainability Events calendar for the full list. 

Monday, February 13

This week's Wildlife Seminar lecture is on the topic...

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As a freshman living on West Campus, when Nola Peshkin stopped by District Market to pick up food or other items she was often surprised by the behavior of her fellow shoppers.

"Growing up my family was really adamant about always bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, but when I came to UW I was just really surprised and disappointed in the number of people who would use paper bags when it didn't seem necessary," Peshkin said.

As this year's executive director of Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED), Peshkin wanted to find a way to encourage shoppers to...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste | Residence Halls | Student Organizations
Tags: SEED | reuse | District Market | HFS

Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment? The UW sustainability office is looking for a new Green Certifications student intern.

The position will work with our Green Certifications specialist to help expand the reach of Green Certifications at UW, including the Green Laboratory and Green Office certifications. The UW Green Certification program recognizes offices and labs that help decrease UW’s environmental impact, and provides resources to offices and...

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Category: Green Certifications
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On January 24th the Sustainability in the Arts initiative officially kicked off - thank you to the engaged students and faculty who showed up!

We brainstormed different aspects of sustainability both in behind the scenes operations and in creative content, as well as some of the challenges that artists face when trying to make environmental art. 

The group find that there were many opportunities to address sustainability behind the scenes, such as: mailing, energy use at venues, local food, waste, programs, parking/transportation, sustainability funds, lighting, compostable...

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