Each year the student-run, student-funded UW Campus Sustainability Fund allocates more than $300,000 to student sustainability projects.

Students are encouraged to apply for the grants to implement campus projects which lessen the University of Washington's environmental impact. Applications for grants larger than $1,000 are accepted twice each year at the end of the Fall and Winter quarters. Applicants first submit a preliminary Letter of Intent (LOI). If the LOI is approved by the student CSF...

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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund

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 spotlight is on Dan Hintz, who is project lead for the Kincaid Ravine Restoration.

UW Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Master of Environmental Horticulture
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Downhill skiing

What CSF project are you working on?
"The Kincaid...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds | Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: CSF spotlight | Kincaid Ravine | Dan Hintz

Last month's SustainableUW Festival brought together people from across the University of Washington to celebrate our many sustainability efforts, and talk about what's next. There were many inspirational discussions and connections - relive some of the festival highlights with this video:

Category: Events
Tags: Videos | SustainableUW Festival

When we conserve energy, we not only enjoy cleaner air and a healthier environment, but also help protect the climate by reducing greenhouse gases.

Use this interactive tool to get practical pointers and tips on how to make your home more energy-efficient. It takes you on a virtual tour of a home and gives energy saving tips pertaining to each room (how cool is that?)!

Be a part of the solution –...

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Category: Energy
Tags: Sqwatch | Sqwatch secrets

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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Category: Events
Tags: Weekly Events

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
Tags: Gameday Challenge | football

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
Tags: Videos | The Daily

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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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: CSF spotlight | Sunni Wissmer