Bees are an integral part of our ecosystems, and UW Bothell is making an effort to create a welcoming environment for the resident bees near campus with a pollinator meadow and organic grounds practices. Learn more about the bees at UWB with today's Friday video:

 

 

Category: Environmental Health | Gardens & Farms | UW Bothell
Tags: Videos | Bees

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: Wilcox Farms

Wilcox farms, a UW food supplier, is committed to sustainable farming. Sustainable farming is responsible farming. Wilcox farms has their...

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Category: Food
Tags: CSR Thursdays | Wiilcox Farms | Corporate Social Responsibility

 

As we prepare for this year's SustainableUW Festival, which will take place Oct. 17-23, we are remembering last year's events. The 2015 Huskies for Humanity presentations focused on connections to the Duwamish River, including restoration efforts and art installations. One of the presentations was on the Duwamish Lighthouse:

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Category: Environment | Water
Tags: Videos | Duwamish | SustainableUW Festival

Help UW Athletics make a difference during football season! Sign up to be a football sustainability volunteer for the 2016 season. You will play a big role in helping UW reach our stadium waste diversion goal of 80%. 

Volunteers will be stationed around the stadium during the first half and at halftime, letting people know how to recycle and compost properly as well as helping fans choose the best option for their trash. After halftime you are free to watch the rest of the game.

Help make our stadium a greener place. ...

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Category: Athletics | Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: volunteer

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: Zipcar

Zipcar brand is one of the world’s leading car sharing networks. They pride themselves on working towards a goal of redefining transportation to...

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

Imagine a floating mass of plastic twice the size of Texas spanning thousands of miles in the open ocean. Now realize that actually exists. Located between Hawaii and California and stretching all the way to Japan, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest floating ocean garbage site in the world, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one. And that’s not the only garbage disposal on the planet – there are four more gyres in the oceans where plastic pollution collects in large quantities...

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Category: Environment | Water
Tags: Great Pacific Garbage Patch | oceans | pollution

It’s time to submit your proposals for the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Students, faculty and staff will gather from across the region to spark a deep conversation of how to better advance sustainability at their respective institutions.

Participants are asked to submit proposals tied directly to the upcoming year's theme of “Caring for Our Common Home.” Proposals are based on four different session styles, including academics, engagement, innovation and leadership, operations, and planning, administration and...

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Category: Events
Tags: WAHESC | Conferences

After 548 days, more than 80 articles and so many environmental lectures and events I've lost track, my time with the UW Sustainability office is officially coming to a close.

Since spring 2015, I’ve been the office’s communications intern, and it’s been nothing short of incredible. I’ve gotten to work with some very dedicated sustainability folks, interview a number of environmental student groups, cover events like Earth Day (twice), the UW Sustainability Fair, DAWG Daze, and report on a variety of projects, including one of Seattle’s remaining swamps, UW students helping...

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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: REI

At REI, stewardship is synonymous with sustainability in both business operations and outdoor spaces. REI's 2015 stewardship report marks the tenth...

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

Kyle McDermott started as the new Campus Sustainability Fund coordinator this summer. He is pursing a Master of Environmental Horticulture at UW, and came to Seattle from Northern Arizona University, where he got his Environmental Science degree with an emphasis in Communications. In Flagstaff he worked as arts writer for a publication while also working on environmental projects, a combination that serves as an example of his desire to look for interdisciplinary approaches to solving sustainability challenges. 

UW Graduation Year: 2018
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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: Kyle McDermott