Students planning to enter the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challege can apply for funding to help create a prototype to help develop their idea. The funding can be used to purchase materials, rent equipment, or hire short-term workers with high level skills beyond the team’s capacity, in order to create a physical model, object or device.

The application deadline for the funds is Dec. 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. See the full details and apply here.

Funds are available for teams with students attending...

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Category: Academics | Environment | Research
Tags: Environmental Innovation Challenge | Buerke Center for Entrepreneurship | grant fund

You may have met a Malamute at one of our events. These dogs have their own sustainability story - they're from the Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL).

WAMAL’s main objective is to rehabilitate and re-home rescued Alaskan Malamutes, help Malamute owners and educate the public about these amazing animals. Their goal is to ensure that every malamute can live the life that they deserve.

The association takes in Malamutes that have outgrown their current home or need a new one. If you can’t adopt one there’s always the...

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Tags: Toren's Tidbits | WAMAL

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) will be regularly featuring alumni, project leaders and other students who help the CSF make a difference on campus. Today's spotlight is on Jordan Hoy, who is project lead for the UW Tower urban garden demonstration.

UW Graduation Year: 2017
Major: B.A Environmental Studies
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Favorite UW Class: ENVIR 240, The Urban Farm
CSF ProjectGreen Square: UW Tower Urban Garden Demonstration...

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Category: Gardens & Farms | Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: Jordan Hoy | CSF spotlight

Freshmen and sophomores with a passion for conservation and environmental justice are encouraged to apply for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington (DDCSP@UW).

DDCSP@UW is a paid, multi-summer, undergraduate experiential learning program that explores conservation across climate, water, food and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Students will participate in eight-week summer...

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Category: Academics
Tags: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Hello! My name is Danielle Carrasquero and I am excited to be the new program assistant for UW Sustainability! My role in this position is to support the programs and events within the office, as well as assist with various campus sustainability activities and support office communication with university staff, students and faculty members. 

Currently, I am a second year student at UW. While I am still exploring what I am going to study, I have interests in working with youth, communications, and exploring social inequities. 

Prior to this position, I served as an...

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The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) will be regularly featuring alumni, project leaders and other students who help the CSF make a difference on campus. Today's spotlight is on Gunnar Colleen, who is project lead for the ASUW Student Food Cooperative Bulk Buying Storefront.

UW Graduation Year: 2017
Major: Public Health
Hometowns: Seattle, WA and Vienna, Austria
Favorite UW Class: CHID 480: Life in Excess: Waste, Want and the Politics of Surplus
CSF Project: ...

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Category: Food | Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: CSF spotlight | ASUW Student Food Coop | Gunnar Colleen

Each year the student-run, student-funded UW Campus Sustainability Fund allocates more than $300,000 to student sustainability projects.

Students are encouraged to apply for the grants to implement campus projects which lessen the University of Washington's environmental impact. Applications for grants larger than $1,000 are accepted twice each year at the end of the Fall and Winter quarters. Applicants first submit a preliminary Letter of Intent (LOI). If the LOI is approved by the student CSF...

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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) will be regularly featuring alumni, project leaders and other students who help the CSF make a difference on campus. Today's spotlight is on Dan Hintz, who is project lead for the Kincaid Ravine Restoration.

UW Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Master of Environmental Horticulture
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Downhill skiing

What CSF project are you working on?
"The Kincaid...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds | Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: CSF spotlight | Kincaid Ravine | Dan Hintz

Last month's SustainableUW Festival brought together people from across the University of Washington to celebrate our many sustainability efforts, and talk about what's next. There were many inspirational discussions and connections - relive some of the festival highlights with this video:

Category: Events
Tags: Videos | SustainableUW Festival

When we conserve energy, we not only enjoy cleaner air and a healthier environment, but also help protect the climate by reducing greenhouse gases.

Use this interactive tool to get practical pointers and tips on how to make your home more energy-efficient. It takes you on a virtual tour of a home and gives energy saving tips pertaining to each room (how cool is that?)!

Be a part of the solution –...

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Category: Energy
Tags: Sqwatch | Sqwatch secrets