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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Category: Food | Gardens & Farms
Tags: Campus Food Pantry | Internships
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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Category: Gardens & Farms
Tags: Society for Ecological Restoration | Internships

 

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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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: jobs | UW Recycling
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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Mailing Services electric-assist cargo bikes

With over 80,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus, it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer number of packages, textbooks, course packets and dorm mail UW Mailing Services delivers on a daily basis. Thankfully, those deliveries are now a lot more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Sporting neon rain jackets and sturdy helmets, you may have seen Mailing Services drivers cruising around campus on electric assist cargo bicycles. Mailing Services used a grant from the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) to purchase five of the bikes...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Campus Sustainability Fund | Transportation
Tags: Mailing Services | HGA18 | Husky Green Awards | e-bikes

 

Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) is a program associated with the UW Pipeline Project, an organization committed to promoting educational equity and serving underserved K-12 students through tutoring and mentorship. UW students who apply and are accepted into EASB would build their own environmental curriculum during a 3-credit Winter quarter seminar (T/TH: 4:30-5:50), and teach it in a rural or tribal school in Washington...

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Claudia's Corner

This year UW Sustainability is celebrating 10 years of working to advance sustainability at the UW!

Our mission began in 2008 when we were formed as the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office, a small team of two staff and two students under the leadership of then-Senior Vice President V'Ella Warren and then-Associate Vice President Ruth Johnston (who is now helping lead UW Bothell as the Vice Chancellor of Planning & Administration). Today, we’re known as UW Sustainability, and I have had the privilege of working with passionate staff and students

As we've...

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Category: Awards & Recognition
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Lime bikes parked by UW stadium

You see the bright green bikes at racks across campus. Are you already a pro at using bike share to get around campus, or are you wondering how to get started? If you have questions, we've got answers.

The UW has partnered with Lime for dockless bike share on campus. Lime offers electric-assist bikes (which give you a boost as you pedal to get around the city more easily) as well as regular geared bikes. The bikes can be found and dropped off throughout Seattle as well as the UW campus. Members of the UW community also get a discount - sign up with your @uw.edu e-mail...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: LimeBike | bike share | Bicycling
Food For Thought graphic

How often do you sit down to a meal and think about the journey it took to arrive in front of you? Like most of us, probably not that often. In the age of take-out meals and cheap frozen dinners, it’s easy to disregard thinking about where your food comes from, where it goes, and who it affects.

As food moves from farm to table, it affects everyone in the system. From the farmers to the consumers, and everyone else along the way, issues of food justice and food sovereignty greatly impact communities all around the world.

Thankfully, there is growing conversation on rebuilding...

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Category: Food
Tags: ASUW Student Food Coop | EcoReps | Huskies for Food Justice | Campus Food Pantry | UW Farm | Whole U | Nutritional Sciences | HFS