Tuesday night, the UW Honors Program is hosting a faculty discussion on Climate Change, part of their annual "Global Challenges - Interdisciplinary Answers" series. Honors Program Director Vicky Lawson will join three passionate UW faculty thought leaders from seemingly disparate disciplines in a fast-paced conversation demonstrating how interdisciplinary collaboration can impact Climate Change. 

The discussion will be Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the HUB North Ballroom....

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This weekend Husky football is hosting one of the biggest games of the year, trying to stay undefeated against Southern Cal. While you're in the stands cheering the Huskies to victory, you can also do your part to help UW win another competition.

This weekend UW is competing in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, a nationwide competition among universities to reduce and recycle the waste generated at home football games. Schools across the country track their recycling and composting data, competiting for the best waste diversion rates. Last...

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Category: Athletics | Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
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The UW Study Abroad fair is coming up on Tuesday, November 8 in the HUB Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair is a chance to learn about international study and internship opportunities, attend info sessions, and connect with study abroad alumni, advisers and fellow UW students.

Study abroad programs cover nearly any topic you'd care to explore, including sustainability and the environment. You can learn more about all the available programs at the Study Abroad Fair, including information sessions in HUB room 214 on "Study Abroad 101" at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and a session on...

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As a major research institution, the UW has a global impact, and many faculty and staff members regularly travel by air. Just how far, and the carbon impact of all that travel, was until recently something the UW could only estimate. Over the past year, the Sustainability Office has been working with student teams to gather the UW’s travel data, quantify our air travel carbon footprint, and make recommendations. The student teams also interviewed faculty and staff to learn about campus attitudes towards travel.

Category: Climate Change | Research | Transportation
Tags: Professional travel | capstone | keystone

What does global warming sound like? UW atmospheric science graduate student Judy Twedt provides an answer in this video, which turns the measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide over several decades into music. As the carbon dioxide levels rise, so does the pitch of the music. It can make for an unsettling listen:

For more information, see this article...

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Category: Climate Change | Environment
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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 alumni spotlight is on Sunni Wissmer, former CSF committee member.

UW Graduation Year: 2015
Major: Community, Environment, and Planning
Minor: Astronomy
Hometown: Steilacoom, WA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Sailing

What position did you hold when you worked with the CSF?
"Resident trouble-maker, but...

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Ever wanted to ride an electric bike? Interested in Sustainablity Jobs? Want to learn more about sustainability at the University of Washington?

We'll have all that - and free pizza! - at the UW Sustainability open house today, happening at our office in the basement of Gerberding Hall (room B40). Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. to meet UW Sustainabilty staff and students, talk with author Kevin Wilhelm who will sign his new book "Sustainability Jobs: the complete guide to landing your dream...

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The creators of JikoPower found their great idea. The team (formerly known as FireBee) won the 2015 Environmental Innovation Challenge and the 2016 UW Business Plan Competition with their product to generate sustainable energy for people without electricity. JikoPower's products use heat from cooking stoves to power small...

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Cornell University and the University of Washington are both national leaders for sustainability movements on college campuses. In fact, they both made The Princeton Review’s 2017 Green College Honor Roll, in which schools must receive a score of 99 (the highest possible score) in a Green Rating tally.

Now, the two prestigious Universities are embarking on a joint sustainability effort, one that involves collaboration between their thriving Greek Communities. The University of...

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Category: Programs
Tags: Green Greek Representative Program | EcoReps | Green Greek | Cornell University

Wednesday in the SustainableUW Festival includes a wide variety of events on campus.

One of the highlights of the festival each year is the Sustainable Careers Meet & Greet, which features presenters from a variety of fields talking about their career path and sustainable job opportunities, followed by a breakout session for small group discussions with the presenters. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. in HUB 334, and you can learn more about the presenters...

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