The UW Nutritional Sciences Program's fall seminar series explores the connections between climate change, nutrition and population health.

Lectures are held every Thursday during the fall from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Alder Commons Auditorium. Topics include the health risks of climate change, the risks climate change presents to health and food security, and what climate change means for the global food system. 

See the full schedule below (click image for PDF version):

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Category: Academics | Climate Change | Environmental Health | Events | Food
Tags: Nutritional Sciences | seminar

CSR Thursdays is a student-authored blog post series in which we share information about the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts underway by the many and diverse suppliers and vendors of the UW. Look no further to start gaining an understanding on what businesses that provide products often purchased by students, faculty, and staff are doing to promote environmental sustainability! 

This week’s company: Coca Cola

This week we will explore a few of Coca Cola's sustainability efforts. Coca Cola is a UW Campus sponsor and is one of the vendors providing...

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Tags: CSR | CSR Thursdays | Coca Cola | Sierra Harden

There are many ways to learn more about sustainability efforts at the University of Washington during Dawg Daze. UW Sustainability staff and students will be on Red Square along with UW Recycling during the Student Activities Fair on Red Square on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 28-29). Find us under the UW Recycling tent in front of Gerbderding Hall - we’ll be there to answer your questions and chat all things sustainable, whether it’s learning how to properly recycle and compost or finding a student group to get involved with. We'll also have giveaways and lots of information for you to...

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Category: Events
Tags: Dawg Daze

It’s no secret that waste is a big problem in some areas of the UW Greek Community, as well as other areas north of campus. This problem turns from big to BIG in the month before school starts (late August and early September) and the month after school ends (June). Students are on the move, transitioning between houses, apartments, dorms, etc. and in the process a lot of waste gets left behind or abandoned on the street as somebody else’s problem. What’s more, waste also piles up in disposal containers throughout the quarter, and cans and other trash gets haphazardly tossed into bushes....

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste | Student Organizations
Tags: Green Greek | Seattle Public Utilities | UW Recycling | Husky Neighborhood Cleanup | UW Greek Community | EcoReps

The Environmental Innovation Practicum is looking for students from all disciplines across campus to help solve the world's environmental and cleantech challenges! Each weekly seminar will inspire you to make an impact as experts discuss the circular economy, water innovation, land use, greening the built environment, and more! In teams, you’ll put inspiration to action by identifying an environmental problem and presenting your solution to the class. No prerequisites....

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Category: Academics | Technology
Tags: Environmental Innovation Challenge | Buerke Center for Entrepreneurship | Sustainability Courses

I recently attended the Just Sustainability conference at Seattle University, and had the opportunity to attend a breakout session with Stacy Smedley, sustainability director for Skanska Construction.

Skanska is a leader in corporate sustainability, especially in the construction industry. The presentation focused on where Skanska was in terms of sustainability two years ago and where they are now. They have come very far in a short time - their current sustainability program focuses on aspects of...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds | Events
Tags: Skanska Construction | construction | Green Bag

CSR Thursdays is a student-authored blog post series in which we share information about the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts underway by the many and diverse suppliers and vendors of the UW. Look no further to start gaining an understanding on what businesses that provide products often purchased by students, faculty, and staff are doing to promote environmental sustainability! 

This week’s company: Keeney's Office Supply

Keeney's office supply is a local state certified woman-owned business (WBE) and a zero-waste facility. Over the past three years...

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Tags: CSR | Corporate Social Responsibility | Keeneys | Sierra Harden | CSR Thursdays

Join UW Sustainability for an exciting Green Bag presentation with Skanska Construction's Director of Sustainability Stacy Smedley. She will talk about Skanska's current sustainability initiatives and LEED standards for construction, as well as highlighting some of their current projects at UW.

The talk will be held in Parrington Hall, Room 309, on Friday, September 16th from 11 a.m. to noon. Bring your lunch and join the discussion!

Category: Buildings & Grounds
Tags: Green Bag | Skanska Construction | construction

Whether we like to admit it or not, the burning of fossils has negatively impacted our environment for quite some time now. And although we can do our part in reducing our carbon footprint, alleviating the large-scale effects of global warming lies within the grasps of the U.S. government and fossil fuel companies who follow the guidelines our administration sets.

Currently, there is no incentive for companies to use cleaner energy, let alone stricter regulations or laws calling for cleaner practices, allowing corporations to keep reaping the benefits of fossil fuel production....

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Category: Climate Change | Energy

The University of Washington Bothell has hired a new Sustainability Coordinator!

Cassie Lubenow started working from within the Facilities Services department in early June. Cassie’s role at UW Bothell is to compliment University-wide sustainability goals by developing and implementing Bothell campus-specific sustainability strategies as well as student, campus and community engagement activities; facilitating the efforts of the...

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Category: UW Bothell
Tags: Cassie Lubenow