The Husky Real Food Challenge (HRFC) student organization wants to see UW reach 25 percent "real food" - local, ecologically sustainable, fair trade or humanely raised - by 2020. This week The Daily outlined the group's efforts.

The national Real Food Challenge organization tries to get campuses to have at least 20 percent real food, but since the UW is already near this goal, Husky Real Food Challenge is pushing for an even higher target.

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Category: Food
Tags: Husky Real Food Challenge | The Daily

It's not always easy to know what bus you need to take to get where you're going. King County Metro Transit is hoping to make it simple with a new app for iPhone and Android.

The free app works with almost all public transportation options in the area - bus, rail, ferry, even the monorail. It lets you find the best route to your destaination and gives you real-time arrival information. The app aims to combine features which right now require multiple apps or website visits into one experience.

You can find...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: transit | apps | public transportation

Week two of RecycleMania is underway! This time around, there’s a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card by participating in Mug Shots! Here’s how:

  1. Bring your reusable mug to campus.
  2. Post a photo of you and your mug on your choice of social media with the hashtags ‪#‎uwrecycling ‪#‎sustainableuw....
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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: RecycleMania | UW Recycling | #sustainableUW

What’s in a name? The College of the Environment's name certainly calls to mind sustainability. While the curriculum of the College stretches far beyond that subject, the staff of the College’s Dean’s Office are true sustainability superstars. Currently, the Dean’s Office holds the title of Greenest Office from the Green Office Certification Program in our annual campus-wide competition, with a Gold-level certification of a whopping 99%. (This is an improvement over the previous year, when the Dean’s Office was the Greenest Office within the College of the Environment’s competition with 98...

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Category: Green Certifications
Tags: College of the Environment | Green Office | spotlight | Jennifer Davison | Suzanne Zitzer

Here are some highlights from our Sustainability Events calendar for the week of Feb. 9, 2015. If you know of any events which should be added, let us know.

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Category: Events

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is looking for two students to fill the brand new Creative Assistant and Development Assistant positions.  The Creative Assistant will facilitate design, implementation and production of various branding and communication endeavors for the CSF in the 2014-2015 school year, including but not limited to stickers, letterhead, banners, etc.  The Development Assistant will help the CSF broaden its revenue base and increase its ability to fund projects by researching grant...

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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: jobs

The 2015 RecycleMania kickoff is underway! Sounds exciting, right? But what’s it about?

Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: RecycleMania

The International Institute for Sustainability Laboratories Emerald City Chapter and Environmental Education Fund, along with UW's Green Laboratory Certification Program, are hosting a special screening of the movie Chasing Ice on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Alder Hall Auditorium.

Chasing Ice follows photographer James Balog as he sets out to document the effects of climate change on glaciers across the world. His time-lapse cameras create a record of the disappearing glaciers. 

The screening is open to the public...

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Category: Climate Change | Events
Tags: Green Labs | film screening | I2SL

It's time for UW's garage sale.

On the first Wednesday of every month, the HUB's main desk is the place to go for cheap reusable water bottles, USB flash drives, sunglasses, jewelry and a ton of other items. The HUB lost and found sale is the final stop for items lost on campus which go unclaimed. 

What you'll find changes each month. According to the HUB, past items have included iPods, jackets, backpacks, sunglasses, textbooks and calculators, in addition to the always-expansive selection of forgotten...

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Tags: lost and found sale | reuse | The HUB

Here are some highlights from our Sustainability Events calendar for the week of Feb. 2, 2015. If you know of any events which should be added, let us know.

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Category: Events