Students interested in learning about bees, beekpeeping and pollination have an opportunity to take a summer course covering basic modern beekeeping skills. If you are interested in food production, farming, holistic gardening, botany, entomology, pollination, or are just curious about bees, this course will provide a deep knowledge base. Your participation will be part internship and part science project, so be prepared to don your suit, grab your notebook, and have fun. Who knows - you may become a beekeeper!

The class is...

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Category: Academics
Tags: Sustainability Courses | beekeeping | ESRM

The first Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) will take place February 6-8, 2018, at Portland State University. This regional conference merges the Oregon and Washington higher education sustainability conferences to create a platform for empowering and inspiring change making, facilitating action, and for sharing, networking, and collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Through facilitated conversation, workshops, presentations and networking opportunities, participants will play a role in advancing...

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Category: Events
Tags: WOHESC | conference

UW Sustainability will hold Green Certification workshops the first Wednesday of each month, starting June 7th at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join to learn more about our Green Office and Green Laboratory certification programs - we'll have a brief presentation, answer questions about the certification application, walk through available resources to help make your workplace more sustainable, and provide support for filling out the application.

Our first...

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

It's almost the end of the year, and for many students that also means it's almost time to move. If there's items you don't have room for as you pack up, don't just throw them away - UW Recycling has several ways to give unwanted itmes to someone else who could use them.

Students in the on-campus residence halls can find a SCRAM (Student Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) station in their building (list of locations here). Every residence hall has a donation station where clothing, food...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste | Residence Halls
Tags: UW Recycling | SCRAM | Husky Neighborhood Cleanup

 

LimeBike has job openings for Field Operation Specialists, both part-time and full-time, seasonal through the summer or permanent. Read the description below, and apply by emailing your resume and a cover letter detailing the position you're interested in and why you are interested to seattlebikejobs@gmail.com.

Job description:

Are you about passionate about cycling, health or the environment? Do you love talking to people and love sharing awesome, user...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: LimeBike | jobs

As we near the end of the spring quarter, I wanted to share a recent interview I did for the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) newsletter. For many, the WAHESC network is a great place to meet other students, faculty and staff working on advancing sustainability in higher ed in our state.

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Tags: Claudia's Corner | WAHESC | WOHESC

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
Tags: West Campus Utility Plant