In 2009, a small group of students started a grassroots campaign to create a student-powered green fund at the University of Washington. The idea quickly gained wide support, and today the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) has granted more than $2 million to student-created sustainability projects, giving UW students a chance to shape the future of campus.
Who doesn’t like free swag? We’d like to know what you think about getting freebies at UW events, and how useful they are to you.
Here at UW Sustainability, it is important to us that we maintain and improve our efforts to be environmentally friendly when promoting our office. This means that we want to use giveaway items that are not only sustainable, but are also popular and raise awareness about sustainable behavior.
The third annual Resilience Summit, hosted by the student group ReThink, gave attendees a diverse group of perspectives on how sustainability and business can intersect. The event hosted speakers representing businesses and organizations from different areas but a common challenge was clear: how to incentivize sustainability from both a business and citizen level?
ReThink UW is holding its third annual Resilience Summit this Friday, May 19, in the Maple Hall Great Room from 12-4 p.m. This year the summit will focus on "incentives," with a discussion on the roles that social and environmental initiatives play within a business framework and what that looks like moving forward.
Hello! I'm Drue Johnson, a junior majoring in Communications and minoring in English. I'm very excited to have the opportunity to work at UW Sustainability because the Student Program Assistant position allows me to be a social representative of the office. In addition, I get the chance to get experience writing blog posts, social media posts, and to work on my interpersonal communications skills.