throwing plastic clamshell in recycle bin

So much of the material we handle on a daily basis is made of plastic. Let’s delve into some common questions about the puzzling predicament of perplexing plastic packaging products! You can also learn more at the Sustainability Film Series at the UW Tower Auditorium on Thursday, July 11. Watch the short films "Plastic Bag" and "The Plastic Problem," followed by a discussion with UW Recycling' Liz Gignilliat and Holly...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | Plastic

UW Sustainability has an opening for a part-time Green Certification Coordinator. This is a 12-19 hour per week position for an enrolled UW student, starting Fall 2019. Full details below. To apply, go to Handshake and search for position 2786073.

Job Description

The University of Washington's Green Certification Programs seek to reduce the University's environmental impact by inspiring and supporting sustainable efforts by students, faculty, and...

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UW Sustainability has an opening for a part-time Student Program Assistant, starting at the end of June. This student will report to the Director and work closely with the UW Sustainability team to support the office.

Full details below. To apply, go to Handshake and search for position 2795870.

Job Description

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. UW Sustainability values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, while striving to create welcoming and...

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UW Recycling staff picking up SCRAM donations

Students who are getting ready to move out of residence halls or U District housing often have extra items as they pack up. UW Recycling makes it easy to keep those items out of the trash and ensure they go to someone who needs them.

If you live in a residence hall, you'll find a SCRAM (Student Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) donation station in your building from Monday, June 10 through Saturday, June 15. These stations include areas where you can drop off clothing, food, toiletries and other items. All donations will be sorted and provided to community partners...

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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste | Residence Halls
Tags: UW Recycling | SCRAM | Husky Neighborhood Cleanup
Green Certification programs

UW Sustainability is pleased to introduce a new and improved Green Office Program and Green Lab Certification! We've updated both programs to reflect feedback we've received from participants over the past few years, as well as changes to UW policies. Some improvements you'll notice are:

  • A more targeted, streamlined application.
  • More opportunities to gain points for personal sustainable behavior.
  • Updated, more user-friendly Green Office and Green Lab Resources pages.
  • More links to resources for your office and/or lab.
  • New Green Lab questions...
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Category: Green Certifications
Tags: Green Labs | Green Office
Environmental Innovation Practicum flyer

Students can work on creating innovative solutions to environmental problems as part of the Environmental Innovation Practicum offered by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. The goal of the practicum is to help students discover how cleantech solutions are addressing pressing environmental issues, and learn how they can be part of those solutions.

Learn how ideas are developed by cross-discipline teams, learn from leading thinkers on renewable energy, efficient...

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Category: Academics
Tags: Environmental Innovation Challenge | Sustainability Courses
2019 Earth Day exhibitors

UW's 2019 Earth Week events included a focus on action, equity, diversity and environmental justice. The central event was Earth Day 2019 on April 22 at the Husky Union Building. 

This year's event was organized by a student planning committee, in collaboration with UW Sustainability and the College of the Environment's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group. The event included exhibitors and activities outside on the HUB Lawn, while inside the HUB Lyceum was a volunteer-...

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Tags: Earth Day | Earth Week | Sally Jewell

UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant starting in mid-June 2019. This is a part-time position for a current UW student. The graphic design assistant will work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. 

Full details below. To apply, go to Handshake and search for position 2716098 or email a cover letter, resume and portfolio (or link to online...

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Bill McKibben - Falter

The UW Program on the Environment and the Seattle Public Library are hosting an evening with Bill McKibben on May 2 in Kane Hall 120 at 7:30 p.m. McKibben will discuss his new book, Falter. 

Bill McKibben is a founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to have warned of the dangers of global warming. He is the author of the bestsellers The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. He is...

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Category: Climate Change | Events
Tags: Program on the Environment | Bill McKibben | lecture

Do you know what environmental justice is, or what environmental hazards are in your community? Join the College of the Environment's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an Environmental Justice workshop, facilitated by Front and Centered, to examine environmental and health concerns across Washington. Discuss environmental justice and learn what you can do about it at 12 p.m. on April 17, 2019, in Johnson Hall 117 as part of...

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Category: Events
Tags: College of the Environment | Environmental Justice | Earth Week