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 An Huynh, former CSF outreach coordinator.

UW Graduation Year: 2015
Major: Community, Environment and Planning
Minor: Environmental Science and Resource Management
Hometown: Bothell, Washington
Former CSF Position: Staff, Outreach Coordinator
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking and Hammocking...

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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: An Huynh | CSF spotlight

Fall quarter is officially underway, and that means a full slate of sustainability events on campus. Some of the week's highlights are listed below, and find many more on our full Sustainability events calendar, which is the best place to find the most up-to-date listings and details on all events. If you know of any events that should be added to the calendar, please let us know. And if you'd like to get a weekly email of all the upcoming sustainability events,...

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Category: Events
Tags: Weekly Events

A group of UW students, working with the UW Sustainability office, created a short video with animation explaining the research of Dr. Daniel Kirschen of the UW's Clean Energy Institute, who works on using batteries to address the challenges of incorporating renewable energy into the grid. Enjoy!

Category: Energy | Research | Technology
Tags: Videos | Daniel Kirschen | Clean Energy Institute

This fall, the Campus Food Pantry is working to help address food insecurity in the UW community.

The food pantry will be open the first Tuesday of every month - starting next Tuesday, Oct. 4 - in HUB 214 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., as well as at the Ethnic Cultural Center on Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. The food pantry offers food and toiletries to any Husky looking for nutritional support. All that is needed to utilize the pantry is a Husky card.

In order to make sure the pantry can serve the needs...

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Category: Food
Tags: Campus Food Pantry

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