Sustainable Food Systems text over photo of the UW Farm

The Whole U and UW Sustainability are partnering to host a series of virtual conversations around sustainable and ethical food systems.

Sessions will feature experts in the following areas:

  • UW’s food systems
  • Food sovereignty
  • Sustainable farming
  • Food accessibility
  • Food systems in the wellness industry

Participants will engage in meaningful conversation about the current nature and future of our food systems. Each session will cover a different aspect of food systems with guest experts guiding conversation and offering...

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Category: Events | Food
Tags: Whole U | Yona Sipos | Eli Wheat | Charlotte Cote | Food systems
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If you are moving out of an HFS residence hall or apartment, you can donate certain items through the UW’s SCRAM (Student Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) event. Donations will go to various local organizations including the UW Food Pantry, Northwest Center and DESC. The event runs from June 6-11, 2022. Only HFS residents can donate during SCRAM.

Accepted donation items:

  • ...
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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste | Residence Halls
Tags: SCRAM | UW Recycling

The 2022 Trash Art Contest, organized by UW Recycling, gave UW artists a space to make statements around waste and sustainability while using materials usually thought of as trash.

More than 20 art pieces were created for the contest, in the categories of 2D art, 3D art and literature. Artists were asked to express feelings or...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | UW Recycling | Campus Race to Zero Waste
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UW Net Impact, a Foster School of Business student group focused on sustainabilty, is hosting a discussion around Climate Justice & Business on Tuesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in the Paccar Building's Deloitte Commons.

This event will include discussions about climate justice in the global, local, and business context, as well as how to apply principles of climate justice as business leaders.

Snacks will be provided, and all are welcome to attend. Contact with any questions.


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Category: Events
Tags: Net Impact | Business | Environmental Justice
two pieces of art made from objects considered trash

Five winners transformed trash into stunning art pieces in the third annual UW Trash Art Contest.

The contest, organized by UW Recycling, received more than 20 submissions from students, faculty and staff in the categories of literature, 2D art and 3D art. The artwork needed to be created from items normally thought of as trash. Artists were asked to express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste.

This year's winners were:

2D art category

1. Disposable by Louise...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | Campus Race to Zero Waste | UW Recycling
Washington Applied Sustainability Internship (WASI)


The Washington State Department of Ecology has partnered with Washington Sea Grant to create the new Washington Applied Sustainability Internship (WASI) program. This is a paid 10-week internship for college students to work with a business on pollution prevention and sustainability projects. 

The WASI program is open to junior, senior and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, in business, economics, engineering, environmental science, green chemistry, physical science or sustainability science. For the summer of 2022, the program has partnered with two...

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Tags: Internships | WASI

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is now hiring for two undergraduate student positions: Outreach Coordinator and Project Development Specialist. Both positions are open to current UW students. The roles are expected to work 15 to 19.5 hours a week during the academic year and summer, and pay $20/hour.

The CSF is a student-funded and student-run grant organization which support student-led sustainability projects on campus. This is your chance to become closely involved with both...

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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: jobs
Tatiana Brown

Tatiana Brown (she/hers) has recently started her role as the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) coordinator. Tatiana is a concurrent MPA/MPH student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Health Systems and Population Health School of Public Health. Tatiana is focused on the intersection of leading health policy and creating health interventions in collaboration with marginalized communities in urban spaces. Her background is in medical anthropology and some of her core areas of focus are coalition building, grassroots movements, food justice, socioeconomic...

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Tags: Campus Sustainability Fund
campus race to zero waste logo on top of a sunny aerial shot of the University of Washington Rainier Vista lawn. A UW Recycling logo is in the top right corner.

Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW) starts this week at the University of Washington! For the tenth year, the UW will be participating in the friendly recycling and waste reduction competition between colleges and universities. As part of CRZW, UW Recycling is organizing a trivia week and a trash art contest.

Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Campus Race to Zero Waste | RecycleMania
a bird skeleton sculpture made out of trash on a background. The text to the left says that the art piece is named Future Vision by Hannah Zizza. There is text on the right that says UW Recycling's Trash Art Contest 2022 with the UW logo in the top right corner.

Categories include literature, 2D and 3D art. Participants must create an art piece from items normally thought of as trash or a literary piece about waste. Art pieces should express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste. This contest is open to all UW students, faculty and staff. 

Submissions are due March 11, 2022 at 4 p.m. PST. Winners for each category will receive $100 or $50 gift cards.

Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | Campus Race to Zero Waste | UW Recycling