With the return of the Seattle grey, we’re tempted to spend our time cozying up with a good book and a new Netflix show. And while that is a good option, this weather also provides the perfect opportunity to check out the sustainability events calendar! We've listed a few of the top options for this week below, and you can always check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events.
Follow in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “the time is always right to do what is right”, and intentionally set aside next Monday to support your favorite organization and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.
Winter quarter is underway, and the sustainabilty events calendar is full of lectures, student organization meetings, volunteer opportunities and more. We've listed a few of the top options this week below, and you can always check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails letting you know about all the sustainability events happening around UW!
Take a big breath and sit back, midterm season is finally over!
Perhaps it’s just me, but I often get overwhelmed by the sheer number of events and activities there are to do on campus. It’s a double-edged sword as there are so many fascinating speakers, seminars, and fairs to attend, but it’s hard to narrow down exactly which ones to pay attention to from the never-ending list.
The new Green Dawgs program at the University of Washington encourages student groups to make their meetings, events, and member practices more sustainable. The program launched this fall, and is looking for a student Program Outreach Ambassador volunteer.
The outreach ambassador would work up to five hours a week to contact and inform student groups about the Green Dawg Certification program.
Though our city isn’t known for sunny weather, solar arrays are still a highly viable source of energy for the PNW, and solar panels are starting to appear on rooftops across campus. Solar power installations can be found on the roofs of many West campus residence halls, including Mercer, Elm and Alder.
The Society for Ecological Restoration UW Chapter's native plant nursery is looking for two interns for the fall quarter - a communications intern and a plant propagation & production intern. Interns will work an average of nine hours a week on nursery projects, and can receive credit for ESRM 399 or through their school. Time will be split between routine plant maintenance, plant propagation, nursery infrastructure projects, helping with weekly volunteer work parties, and individual projects.
Students who are in the UW Greek system and have an interest in Environmental Leadership or Sustainability Consulting can earn course credit through the Green Greeks Representative program and Environmental Studies this fall.
For the first time, this year Green Greek Representative program is an accredited 1-2 credit course. Students will represent their chapter and work on environmental projects while gaining leadership experience and learning about sustainability solutions.
Shelby Cramer’s path to the Husky Green Award started with a simple question.
“I was walking with my little sister, and she randomly asked me what this tree was, this tree that was outside our house for years and year and years,” Shelby said. “I didn’t know what to tell her because I didn't know what that tree was, and that was kind of a light bulb moment. I felt a weird sense of shame in not knowing my own place.”
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.