How are you practicing sustainability at home? Our recent tri-campus event brought together staff from the University of Washington's Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses to talk about ways they practice sustainability, as well as hearing the experiences of our attendees. Watch the full event below. 

The event was recorded on February 23, 2021. Presenters...

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Category: Events | UW Bothell | UW Seattle | UW Tacoma
Tags: Videos | Tri-campus
UW Sustainability Action Plan header

The University of Washington adopted its Sustainability Action Plan, including 10 measurable targets, on July 1, 2020. The Plan will guide our sustainability efforts through 2025, with updated actions determined annual to help us work toward those targets.

The UW is starting the process of determining the actions for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1, and we need your input to guide those actions. Students, faculty and staff from all three UW campuses are encouraged to take the Plan survey and share your thoughts...

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UW Sustainability and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are hiring a joint Program Specialist & Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. This will be a graduate student position lasting through the summer quarter, with a possibility of continuing through Fall 2021.

This position will coordinate DEI program efforts by working to engage with and listen to the needs of underinvested and marginalized student groups and RSOs in an effort to create an inclusive and equitable sustainability programs within...

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UW Recycling is excited to host another Trash Art Contest for 2021!  The contest is part of this year's Campus Race to Zero Waste (previously RecycleMania).

The categories this year are literature, visual arts and graphic arts. Participants must create an art piece from items normally thought of as trash. Art pieces should express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic...

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

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) and UW Resilience Lab are hosting a grant-writing workshop for UW students on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. At this event, participants will have the opportunity to build their grant-writing skills and learn more about the diverse pool of on-campus grants available for projects and initiatives at the UW, including CSF and Resilience Lab Seed Grants. The workshop will include an informational session followed by a brief activity that will guide participants to get organized...

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Category: Events | Campus Sustainability Fund
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Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW), formerly RecycleMania, starts this week at the University of Washington. For the ninth year, the UW will be participating in the friendly recycling competition between colleges and universities. As part of CRZW, UW Recycling is organizing activities to focus on plastic waste reduction. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Participate in trivia week
Show off your recycling knowledge with our trivia week on social media! Watch UW Recycling’s...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Campus Race to Zero Waste | RecycleMania
February events with UW Sustainability header

We've got many different ways for you to connect with sustainability coming up, with a slate of events in February touching on various aspects of sustainability. Learn more about these events hosted by UW Sustainability below, and find even more events year-round on our Sustainability Events calendar.

Racial justice at UW: Activism’s past and future

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1 - 2:15 p.m.

Join us for a discussion about the history,...

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Category: Events
front exterior of Parrington Hall

A full renovation of Parrington Hall is now complete, bringing one of the oldest buildings on campus up to date and creating an improved learning experience for students in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. 

The renovation also used the principles of reusing, recycling and reducing for a sustainable process and making it a much more sustainable building. 

See the Evans School blog post highlighting all of Parrington's new sustainability features, and watch the video...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
Tags: Parrington Hall | renovation | Evans School
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Update: watch the recording of this event on YouTube.

On February 23 at 1:30 p.m., the Sustainability staff of UW's Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses are co-hosting the virtual event "Sustainability at Home." Access the event via Zoom.

For many of us, this past year has meant our home has also served as our space for work or learning. How has this affected your personal sustainability actions? We'll be discussing the impacts of the pandemic and what lessons we might take from this past year. Staff from each of the three...

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Category: UW Bothell | UW Seattle | UW Tacoma
Tags: Tri-campus
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This past year was unforgettable for many reasons. The challenges facing all of us certainly impacted UW Sustainability, but I am proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2020 and excited as I look forward to 2021. We are eager to continue the university’s progress on sustainability with new opportunities and goals ahead.

This past year marked the adoption of UW’s new Sustainability Action Plan. Our office coordinated much of the planning behind this document, which was officially launched in July 2020. Starting in the spring of 2019, we set out to expand the lens of...

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