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

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.

WOHESC call for proposals


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Category: Events
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

UW Program on the Environment lecturer (and Husky Green Award winner) Elizabeth Wheat sat down with UW Sustainability's Jayna Milan for the latest episode of the "In Our Nature" podcast

Wheat owns and operates SkyRoot Farm, practicing regenerative...

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Category: Gardens & Farms
Tags: podcast | Beth Wheat | Program on the Environment
Fitwel Bellevue team

UW Civil & Environmental Engineering researchers helped Bellevue City Hall become the first Fitwel Certified government building in Puget Sound.

Assistant professor Amy Kim and post-doc Shuoqi (Stanley) Wang helped Bellevue city staff through the certification process. One of the leading certifiers of healthy buildings in the United States, Fitwel was developed in recent years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration, and is operated by the...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
Tags: Civil & Environmental Engineering | Amy Kim | Bellevue
Husky Athletics Sustainability

UW Athletics is looking for an intern to assist with sustainability operations during the upcoming academic year. 

Position description:

The University of Washington Department of Athletics operates an active sustainability program, focusing on waste diversion, staff, student and fan engagement, energy and water conservation, as well as the improvement and renovation of athletic facilities.

The sustainability intern is involved in all areas of the sustainability program including...

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Category: Athletics
Tags: Internships
UW Bothell campus

The UW Bothell Sustainability Office is hiring a Sustainability Student Assistant!

The UW Bothell Sustainability Office serves to facilitate the realization of the campus sustainability vision through promoting sustainability on campus and in the surrounding community, connecting students, staff, faculty and stakeholders to resources they need in order to implement sustainability solutions, and engaging the campus community in sustainability-related events and activities. The UW Bothell Sustainability Student Assistant act as a...

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Category: UW Bothell
Tags: jobs