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The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), February 25-27, 2019. This is the second annual WOHESC event, which brings together students, faculty and operational staff from campuses across the region, as well as community stakeholders, to advance sustainability in higher education.

The conference will be held primarily at the UW's Husky Union Building, a LEED Gold facility that incorporates many sustainability features. Attendees will hear from a wide variety of...

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Be a part of Earth Day 2019

Help shape the 2019 UW Earth Day events! Join the student planning committee which will work in conjunction with UW Sustainability and the College of the Environment to create and program this year's Earth Day celebration on April 22. 

The 2019 UW Earth Day event will be student-driven and include a focus on diversity, and social & environmental justice. All students who are interested in being part of this year's Earth Day planning committee can email Toren Elste at tee10@uw.edu or attend the weekly...

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Dr. Mitchell Thomashow is hosting a workshop geared toward sustainability managers, "Emerging leaders: Envisioning the future of sustainability," at the University of Washington on Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Alder Hall 107.

This workshop will address how sustainability managers can continue to grow, help their campuses respond to (and anticipate) a new set of challenges, and build deeper community partnerships. Participants will identify pressing issues...

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UW Earth Day, April 22, 2019

The UW Earth Day student coordinator will work with the College of the Environment, UW Sustainability, the Campus Sustainability Fund and campus student groups to help plan and coordinate the 2019 UW Earth Day celebrations. This student will recruit and lead passionate, multi-disciplinary and diverse student volunteers in a planning committee to help determine Earth Day programming, and will also coordinate volunteers for the event.

The goal of this year’s Earth Day is to be an inclusive, diverse event that incorporates a focus on social and environmental justice and engages members...

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UW Sustainability is offering University of Washington students an opportunity to receive a free registration to next month's Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) taking place February 25-27 on the UW Seattle campus. 

To apply for one of the complimentary registrations, students must fill out a short form describing why they'd like to be considered and actions they've taken for sustainability. A committee will choose the recipients based on need and demonstrated impact for sustainability.

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North Cascades hiking trail

Reconnect Earth, an organization working to create a vibrant movement for a sustainable and socially just society by fostering and growing a network of empowered young leaders, has an opportunity for students to backpack in the North Cacades this summer while learning about ecology and social change. 

The North Cascades are home to a National Park, federal Wilderness Areas, and some of the most diverse ecosystems in North America. These wild places are also sites of ongoing struggles over colonialism, Indigenous sovereignty, and...

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UW Campus Food Pantry

The UW Food Pantry, "Any Hungry Husky," is hiring a student position which will work collaboratively with the leadership of the UW Food Pantry, the UW Farm, and Housing and Food Services (HFS) to develop and implement a strategy and processes to supply the Food Pantry with food grown on The Farm and remaining from Housing and Food Service locations.

This position will develop the strategy, processes, and relationships that will allow for a sustainable volunteer based work force to grow, prepare, pick up, and deliver food. The student will help to develop a cultivation plan with The...

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Society for Ecological Restoration

The Society for Ecological Restoration-UW Chapter is seeking student interns for the Winter quarter. Interns are expected to devote an average of 9 hours a week to nursery projects. In conjunction with the manager, interns will develop learning objectives based on individual interests and strengths, receiving credit for ESRM 399 or their school’s equivalent. The interns' time will be split between routine plant maintenance, integrated pest management, nursery infrastructure projects, helping with weekly volunteer work parties, and individual projects. Each intern will have a different...

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UW Recycling has an opening for a part-time student Waste Diversion Assistant. This position could begin as early as January 2, 2019. This is a great opportunity for a qualified, dedicated student interested in environmental issues (primarily recycling and composting education and general sustainability topics).

Student Assistant Position: Waste Diversion Assistant
Start Date: On or after January 2, 2019
Hours/Times: 15 - 19.5 hours/week
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Caitlin Murphy

Hi! I’m Caitlin and I’m joining the UW Sustainability team as the new graphic design assistant. Currently, I’m a senior in the UW Division of Design majoring in visual communication design. I’m most excited about this position because it gives me the opportunity to explore design in a new field—one that I am particularly interested in.

While sustainability isn’t limited to caring for the environment, that’s the reason why I was first drawn to it. I’ve always been passionate about getting outdoors and doing things from hiking to walking my dogs to backpacking. After working in retail...

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