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.
Looking to learn more about green building, sustainability, equity issues, and more? The Built Green Conference at Cascadia College on September 13th is looking for student volunteers, who will recieve a complementary ticket to the event, the opportunity to attend educational sessions, lunch, and the opportunity to network with other green building professionals.
Join UW Sustainability for a Green Bag lunch talk on paper reduction and Green Offices with Lily Gebrenegus, UW Grant and Contract Accounting associate director, and Chris Toman, UW Sustainability Program Specialist, on June 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in HUB 337.
This fall, the Environmental Science & Resource Management program is offering ESRM 320: "Sustainable Markets," an online class open to all students.
The course introduces business concepts relating to marketing, human resource management, small businesses and entrepreneurship, and economics in the context of environmental resource management.
BSE 150: The Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) program has an introductory seminar every fall to introduce students to the science and technology of bio resources, including paper. Faculty, advisers, and guest lectures present on topics throughout the quarter. BSE 150 will be offered on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20 p.m.
This fall's course "Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts" (ENVIR 239) will present frameworks of sustainability via exploration of key pillars of sustainability, the history of sustainability movements, and sustainability in action. Students examine personal and global aspects of sustainability through issues such as smart growth, environmental and natural building, green business and energy, ecotourism, and international policy
The fall quarter class Food and the Environment (C ENV110) is open to all students and has no prerequisites. In this course, Students will relate the production and consumption of food to the major areas of environmental science including energy use, water consumption, biodiversity loss, soil loss, pollution, nutrient cycles, and climate change. The course will study the basic science and how food production impacts the key processes.
Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS) 111 will give students a board overview of the science of global warming. The class is open to all students, and will discuss the causes, evidence, future projections, societal and environmental impacts, and potential solutions to global warming. Students will also study the debate on global warming with a focus on scientific issues.
The student group UW EcoReps works with the Greek community at UW to promote sustainability. EcoReps has created a Green Greek representative program to bring students from houses across the Greek community together to find opportunities in houses, on campus and beyond. Check out this video for more information on UW's Green Greek representatives: