The Washington State Recycling Association has student scholarships to their annual conference available to undergraduate and graduate students in Washington. This is an opportunity for students to network with leading industry professionals, expand their knowledge of recycling and waste reduction, and prepare themselves for a career in a rewarding and innovative field.  

This year's WSRA conference will be held May 7-10, 2017 in Pasco, Wash. To apply, go to the...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: WSRA | scholarships

The UW Farm is looking for three undergraduate students to work through the 2017 growing season. These internship positions will work with the UW Farm on field preparation and crop production, as well as outreach and teaching.

Students are expected to work 10 hours a week in the Spring and Fall quarter and 30 hours a week throughout the summer, and will be paid $15/hour. The internships start on March 27 and end Dec. 8. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah Geurkink at by Tuesday, January 31.

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Category: Gardens & Farms
Tags: UW Farm | Internships

This summer, UW Study Abroad and the College of Engineering are offering a study abroad program that stays close to home.

"Sustainable Water in a Wet Region" is a field study course that looks at many aspects of water - water resource, drinking water, and wastewater - and takes students to locations on the Olympic Peninsula. The course focuses on environmental implications of climate change predictions for temperate rain forest and wet forest regions, using the Pacific...

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Category: Water
Tags: Civil & Environmental Engineering | Study Abroad

Have you seen Zipcars around campus? Zipcar and other car-sharing services are a good complement to your U-PASS membership, providing access to vehicles when they are needed without requiring you to own (and park) a car.

There are several Zipcars available on campus, and UW students can join at reduced rates. Car sharing reduces demand for on-campus parking and can alleviate congestion on the roads. The program also includes everything you need to get around campus like gas and insurance, they also offer...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: Zipcar | Toren's Tidbits

One aspect of the UW Sustainability in the Arts (SITA) initiative involves looking at art as a way to communicate about sustainability. Art can play a huge role in sustainability through embodying environmental themes and supporting activism as well as bringing people together on these issues. One event I was particularly interested in that effectively brought together art and activism was the recent DeFund from DAPL mass action.

Category: Events
Tags: Sustainability in the Arts | activism

There's a lot happening around campus this week, starting with a volunteer opportunity for Monday's MLK Day of Service:

Monday, January 16

MLK Day of Service with the UW Farm and UW Society for Ecological Restoration

Join the UW Farm for a day of planting, weeding, and mulching around our hederow of native trees and shrubs just south of the UW Farm's Center for Urban Horticulture location. 

This is your chance to help native bees, butterflies, and numerous other...

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Category: Events
Tags: Weekly Events

UW Sustainablity is proud to be a partner in the new UW Livable City Year program, which connects UW students and faculty with local communities to work on real-world challenges around livability and sustainablity for a full academic year. UWTV profiled some of the students working on LCY projects this fall in this video:

Tags: Videos | Livable City Year

Image credit: Jennifer Watts. Original photo by Steve Korn, UW Dance. Image texture from One Frozen Moment.

With the start of winter quarter comes the beginning of a new way to integrate sustainability through the Sustainability in the Arts initiative! This UW initiative aims to bring together students, faculty, staff, and other community members in an effort to explore sustainability at an operational level in different arts...

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Tags: Sustainability in the Arts | arts

This fall, Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, came to UW to talk about the intersection of climate science and social justice, and how to work to advance equitable preservation of our environment. Kane Hall was at capacity for the event, but you can watch the entire talk below thanks to the Seattle Channel.


Category: Climate Change
Tags: Videos | Environmental Justice

Are you in the Greek Community and interested in Environmental Leadership? Get involved with the EcoRep's Green Greek Representative Program! Learn more and register here.

Representatives meet every other Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm in Dempsey 112 throughout Winter Quarter, starting Tuesday, January 10th. The first hour is devoted to exciting speakers that range from CEO's of sustainability-focused organizations to spokespeople from our local utilities! In the second hour, Representatives work on a project...

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Category: Student Organizations
Tags: Green Greek | EcoReps