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How often do you sit down to a meal and think about the journey it took to arrive in front of you? Like most of us, probably not that often. In the age of take-out meals and cheap frozen dinners, it’s easy to disregard thinking about where your food comes from, where it goes, and who it affects.

As food moves from farm to table, it affects everyone in the system. From the farmers to the consumers, and everyone else along the way, issues of food justice and food sovereignty greatly impact communities all around the world.

Thankfully, there is growing conversation on rebuilding...

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Category: Food
Tags: ASUW Student Food Coop | EcoReps | Huskies for Food Justice | Campus Food Pantry | UW Farm | Whole U | Nutritional Sciences | HFS
Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2019

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), taking place at UW on February 25 - 27, 2019, is currently looking for session and speaker proposals. The submission deadline was recently extended to October 15 - students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit session proposals on their sustainability work or case studies to share with people from schools across our region.

Submissions can cover any topic area related to sustainabiltiy. WOHESC is looking for proposals which will provide attendees...

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Category: Events
Tags: WOHESC
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The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, the first collegiate sustainabilty conference focused on integrating sustainability into college athletics and across college campuses. The Pac-12 is committed to using the power of sport to promote healthy, sustainable practices to its campus communities and among Pac-12 fans. 

The conference will be held June 25-26, 2019, and proposals for case studies, speakers and conference sessions are due Nov. 30, 2018.

See the...

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Category: Athletics | Events
Tags: Pac-12 | Conferences | Pac-12 Sustainability Conference
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Work on creative, innovative solutions to environmental problems this Fall as part of the Environmental Innovation Practicum through the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. This weekly, two-credit seminar helps students discover how cleantech solutions are addressing pressing environmental issues, and how they can be part of those solutions.

You'll learn from subject matter experts and professionals in the field, and gain hands-on experience in developing business solution concepts addressing environmental challenges. The practicum can also help students prepare for the ...

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Category: Academics | Environment
Tags: Environmental Innovation Challenge | Sustainability Courses
Sustainability @ Dawg Daze 2018

Fall quarter is nearly here, and it's Dawg Daze time! Whether you're a new student on campus or returning for another year, these Dawg Daze events will give you a good introduction to sustainabiltiy efforts on campus, and some ideas on how you can get involved.

Sustainability walking tour

Friday, September 21
meet at Drumheller Fountain, 1 p.m.

Explore a few of UW's sustainability features, from innovative buildings to secluded green space. Join UW Sustainability for a walking tour highlighting just a few reasons UW's campus is a leader in...

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Category: Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Dawg Daze
Bike valet station

Avoid the traffic this Saturday and bike to Husky Stadium for the football game! Once there, UW Transportation Services has a bike valet for secure parking during the game.

The bike valet is on Rainier Vista, just off the Burke-Gilman trail and close to the stadium. You can drop your bike off anytime starting three hours before kickoff, and pick up the hour after the game ends. For more information on the bike valet program, contact UW Transportation Services at 206-616-7493.

You can also learn more about other transportation options, including public transportation, at the...

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Category: Athletics | Transportation
Tags: Bicycling

Students living in the north campus neighborhood who are moving at the end of the summer (or who just have unwanted items to get rid of) can keep their stuff off the streets during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup on August 30 and Sept. 24-25. All students can stop by the cleanup station on 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. on these days and drop off unwanted items for free.

UW Recycling regularly works with partners to provide the cleanup service to students, keeping unwanted items off the curb and out of landfills by providing a venue for things to be recycled, donated or properly...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Husky Neighborhood Cleanup | UW Recycling | Goodwill | reuse

UW Medicine hospitals are leaders in sustainability - UWMC and Harborview have both been named among the 25 greenest hospitals in the country for several years in a row. Check out this nifty infographic on some of the ways UW Medicine is working to reduce its environmental footprint, and keep up on sustainability efforts in UW Medicine and across UW's health scienes at our Sustainabiltiy and Medicine (SAM) page.

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Category: UWMC/Harborview
Tags: UW Medicine | hospitals | infographic
Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2018

Update: The submission deadline for WOHESC 2019 has been extended to October 15, 2018

The University of Washington is hosting the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) February 25 - 27, 2019. WOHESC is currently looking for session and speaker proposals. The submission deadline is Oct. 5, 2018 - see below for more details.

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Category: Events
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Athletics sustainability volunteers

UW Athletics needs volunteers to support sustainability efforts during home football games this season, starting with the opener on September 8. 

Green Team volunteers play a major role in helping UW reach our waste diversion goal of 80%. Volunteers engage with fans to encourage sustainable practices in the stadium and in the tailgate areas. After halftime volunteers are welcome to stay and watch the rest of the game.

You're welcome to volunteer for...

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Category: Athletics | UW Green Teams | Recycling, Compost & Waste