Wednesday, Nov. 19, join EcoReps for a clothing exchange available to all UW students! 

Have some T-shirts or clothes sitting in your closet that you never wear? Donate them to EcoReps and pick out some new-to-you clothes! Find EcoReps on the 17th Avenue median in front of 45th Street from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

T-shirts, sweatshirts, blouses, pants, shorts, shoes, hats, scarves - come drop off anything you don't want and in return you can have whatever is donated!

Keep in mind:

  • Clothing must be clean, unsoiled and in good condition
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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
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Bring your reusable mug to Red Square today and Thursday, Nov. 20, and get free Husky Grind coffee from the UW EcoReps!

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UW Solar's array of solar panels on top of Mercer Court has been generating energy since going online this April, and you can see exactly how much the panels are producing with a real-time visualization tool.

The site breaks down the energy generated by month, day or hour. So far, the top producing day was May 30th, when the panels generated 248 kilowatt hours of electricty. The short, rainy days of November lag well behind - yesterday the...

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The application deadline has been extended for the RecycleMania 2015 Student Planning Committee winter quarter positions!

The new application deadline is Wednesday, November 12th. RecycleMania is a national tournament in which college campuses compete to see which can recycle & compost the most campus waste. Every year during winter quarter, UW competes for national recognition in RecycleMania.  To help the campus rise to the top of the RecycleMania rankings, UW Recycling selects qualified individuals to participate in a student-led planning committee. The committee works...

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Want to help reduce waste at UW? Apply to join the RecycleMania Student Planning Committee!

The University of Washington competes for national recognition in RecycleMania, a tournament in which college campuses compete to see which can recycle and compost the most campus waste. The Student Planning Committee works directly with UW Recycling to guide the campaign, lead activities and pilot projects to reduce campus waste and help UW move to the top of the rankings!

Responsibilities:

The University of Washington has a goal of reaching 70% waste diversion...

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Marcelo Bonta, Executive Director of Center for Diversity & the Environment, was one of several keynote speakers at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Portland, Oregon. Bonta spoke on his work around diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental movement to audiences around the U.S, as well as his personal story of how he became involved in sustainability as the son of socially-...

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Judy Bluehorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee), Senior Instructor at Portland State University (PSU), recenlty presented at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Portland, Oregon on the topic of "Indigenous Practices for Sustainability". Below are quotes from Bluehorse Skelton live-tweeted during the event:

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UW's Ride in the Rain Challenge will kick off Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Architecture Hall Auditorium (Room 147). The kickoff event will feature the award presentation for UW's recent Gold Bicycle Friendly University award - League of American Bicyclist President Andy Clarke will talk about how universities are catalysts for the creation of bicycle-friendly communities and will present the award to UW Associate Vice President for Facilities Services Charles Kennedy.

After the presentation...

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The University of Washington Sustainability office has created this blog to showcase the stories of sustainability across the University of Washington.

This blog is a place to discover and discuss the many sustainability efforts by students, faculty and staff across UW. We hope it will become a dynamic and vibrant forum encompassing a wide range of voices from the UW community. As we experiment with different ways to tell you about the many aspects of UW sustainability, we expect that the blog will change and grow over time. 

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Seattle Times higher education reporter Katherine Long recenty covered an innovative project at UW aimed at diversifying the conservation workforce. Housed in the College of the Environment and directed by Dr. Sean Watts, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a conservation immersion program that aims to broaden participation within conservation and diversify what it means to be a conservation professional.

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