ReThink UW is holding its third annual Resilience Summit this Friday, May 19, in the Maple Hall Great Room from 12-4 p.m. This year the summit will focus on "incentives," with a discussion on the roles that social and environmental initiatives play within a business framework and what that looks like moving forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with other students, discuss business sustainability practices, and network with some of the event's key speakers representing Sustainable Business Consulting, NW Sustainable Energy for Economic Development, Threshold Investing...

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The University of Washington’s Seattle campus won the 2017 PAC-12 Grand Champion award during RecycleMania, a national collegiate waste diversion tournament. The 786 metric tons of CO2 that UW kept out of the landfill is equivalent to the total amount of energy consumption of 68 households, or removing 154 cars off the road.

The student organization EcoReps supported UW Recycling’s efforts in generating event awareness on campus this year. 

"RecycleMania was a great success this year thanks to the EcoReps, who were in charge of...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Recycling, Compost & Waste | Student Organizations
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UW Athletics is looking for a sustainability sports operations intern for the 2017-2018 school year. The intern will be involved in all areas of the UW Athletics sustainability program, including football game day activities, social media content, research and data collection and analysis, committee meetings and many university-wide and athletic sustainability events. The internship will provide hands-on experience in marketing, communication, stewardship, research, events and leadership.

To apply, send your...

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The Society for Ecological Restoration - UW Chapter is hosting its annual native plant sale this Sunday, May 7, at the Douglas Research Conservatory next to the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St.). he sale goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will have more than 40 different native plant species available. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Category: Events
Tags: Society for Ecological Restoration | native plant nursery

Students interested in sustainability and energy can apply to attend the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Initiative from August 3-16, 2017.

There is no program fee for participants. Everyone that attends receives free lodging, and many receive some support for travel. Applications are accepted through June 15 from senior-level undergrads, grad students and professionals from all academic backgrounds. 


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Category: Energy
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Hello! My name is Caroline, Car for short, Caro for medium. I’m excited to announce that I will be the new Graphic Designer for UW Sustainability! This role will allow me to exercise my passion for graphic design while conveying messages of sustainability to all of the UW campus.

I am a third year student, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design. I decided I wanted to be an architect when I was 12 years old, building houses on The Sims. I am also a member of the UW Vietnamese Student Association where I hold the position of Creative Lead. From past experience...

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Tags: Caroline Le | students

The 2017 Urban Forest Symposium: Equity and the Urban Forest, co-hosted by PlantAmnesty and University of Washington Botanic Gardens, is Tuesday, May 23 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., with a reception following. The symposium will be held at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105.

Registration is $100 ($85 for the first 100 registrations, and $45 for full-time students and corps members). Registration...

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Tags: Urban Forest Symposium | Botanic Gardens

The University of Washington, Western Washington University and the Evergreen State College are jointly offering a regional symposium on low-carbon space heating alternatives to natural gas. The symposium will be held Friday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UW Alder Hall Commons.

There are a few low-carbon heating technologies technically feasible in the Puget Sound region. Each technology has its strengths and weaknesses, and their economic feasibility tends to be very site dependent. We are inviting facilities and operations managers of large public and commercial...

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Category: Climate Change | Energy | Events
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Is your office getting ready for spring cleaning? There are plenty of ways to ensure that your annual cleanup is both efficient and sustainable! With Earth Day coming up, use the following tips from UW Recycling to properly dispose of your used office supplies.


Ready to get rid of the post it notes covering your monitor? Are there research journals from the 80s collecting dust in the corner? Begin by reserving UW Recycling’s free temporary paper toters. Your week-long...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | spring cleaning | UW Surplus | Green Office

The two-month RecycleMania competition finished with the end of March, but the numbers are still being tallied. So far, the results are in through the first six weeks of the competition, and the University of Washington is holding a big lead among all Pac-12 schools. The Seattle campus is pacing the conference, but UW Bothell has been doing even better in terms of overall recycling rate. 

RecycleMania is a friendly tournament where national college campuses compete to see which can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. The competition ran from February 1 through April...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
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