Ever wanted to ride an electric bike? Interested in Sustainablity Jobs? Want to learn more about sustainability at the University of Washington?

We'll have all that - and free pizza! - at the UW Sustainability open house today, happening at our office in the basement of Gerberding Hall (room B40). Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. to meet UW Sustainabilty staff and students, talk with author Kevin Wilhelm who will sign his new book "Sustainability Jobs: the complete guide to landing your dream...

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The creators of JikoPower found their great idea. The team (formerly known as FireBee) won the 2015 Environmental Innovation Challenge and the 2016 UW Business Plan Competition with their product to generate sustainable energy for people without electricity. JikoPower's products use heat from cooking stoves to power small...

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Cornell University and the University of Washington are both national leaders for sustainability movements on college campuses. In fact, they both made The Princeton Review’s 2017 Green College Honor Roll, in which schools must receive a score of 99 (the highest possible score) in a Green Rating tally.

Now, the two prestigious Universities are embarking on a joint sustainability effort, one that involves collaboration between their thriving Greek Communities. The University of...

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Tags: Green Greek Representative Program | EcoReps | Green Greek | Cornell University

Wednesday in the SustainableUW Festival includes a wide variety of events on campus.

One of the highlights of the festival each year is the Sustainable Careers Meet & Greet, which features presenters from a variety of fields talking about their career path and sustainable job opportunities, followed by a breakout session for small group discussions with the presenters. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. in HUB 334, and you can learn more about the presenters...

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Students interested in green building and sustainable design can take a LEED Green Associate training course on campus next Wednesday, October 26. LeadingGREEN is offering the evening training course in Loew Hall room 102 from 6-10 p.m. The course is $300 ($200 for current full time students) and satisfies the eligibility requirements to take the LEED Green Associate exam, which is seperately administed by the US Green Building Council. 

 

To register for the course and for more information, visit leadinggreen.com/uwseattle...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
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Tuesday's main event is the Sustainable Exhibitor fair in the HUB Ballroom! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dozens of exhibitors who put sustainability first will be on Red Square to inform the UW community about their efforts. Sample sustainable snacks and enjoy entertainment on the Cultural Sustainability stage while you learn about sustainability at UW and beyond.

After the fair, stop by Meany Hall for a sneak peek at the new ...

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UW Sustainability is hiring for a part-time student program assistant position with hours ranging from 15-19 hours per week, during our office hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. We are located in Gerberding Hall Room B40.

Position will start Nov. 1, 2016. Pay will be $13-15 per hour.

Qualified applicants, please send resume and cover letter to Claudia Frere-Anderson: frerec@uw.edu

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The SustainableUW Festival is kicking off with a full day of events! Check out Monday's highlights below - for more information and the full calendar of events during this festival week, visit green.uw.edu/festival/events.

Today's big event is the Huskies for Humanity panel hosted by the Department of Global Health - "Changing Global Health Ecosystems: Humans, Animals, and the Environment" in Kane Hall's Walker-Ames Room at 3:30 p.m....

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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: Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines, a UW Campus sponsor, is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. Air travel is by no means a very...

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A group focused on sustainability and clean energy technologies should have a website, right? Well, now they do! UW's Green Greek Representative Program recently launched a website which will serve as both a way for them to increase awareness about what they’re doing and also as a way to ease the onboarding process.

“The very nature of the group invites a lot of turnover because representatives will represent their chapter and progress a sustainability project for anywhere from a few weeks to a year,” said the Green...

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Category: Student Organizations
Tags: Green Greek Representative Group | Green Greek | EcoReps