UW Energy Transformation Student Taskforce Kickoff

The University of Washington is starting the process of transforming and decarbonizing our energy system, and we want student voices to help guide the process. 

UW Facilities, UW Sustainability and the Campus Sustainability Fund are organizing an Energy Transformation Student Task Force as a way to inform students about the project and get input. All students are invited to join the inagural meeting on Monday, November 28 at 4 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom, and will be led by Dave Woodson, Executive Director of Campus Energy, Utilities & Operations...

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Category: Energy
Tags: Energy Transformation | students
"In our nature" podcast with microphone icon

The UW Sustainability's "In Our Nature" podcast has been re-launched. The latest episode is a discussion with our new director Lisa Dulude. Lisa joined the UW Sustainability office in May 2022. Prior to starting at UW, she served for 12 years as the Energy and Sustainability Manager for Snohomish County. In this episode, Lisa talks about her sustainability background, some of the big sustainability opportunities at UW and ways for students, faculty and staff to get involved.

Listen below, or visit our podcast page for links to the podcast on other platforms...

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Tags: podcast

UW Sustainability is hiring a Sustainable Building Materials intern. This internship position will help UW Sustainability research and develop draft sustainability guidelines for materials used in UW building construction. Many materials commonly used in building and construction, such as concrete, steel, timber, and expanded polystyrene (EPS) have high embodied carbon, contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions, and present additional challenges with respect to sustainability. This intern will research approximately half-a-dozen building materials, and identify opportunities and/or...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
Tags: internship
Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID)

The student group Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID) is looking for new members.. GRID is a registered student organization that works on designing, optimizing, installing, financing and assessing the societal impacts of renewable energy systems, with a specific focus on projects that advance equitable access to electricity.


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Tags: student groups | Global Renewables Infrastructure Development
Connecting mindfully with nature

The UW Counseling Center is hosting a student workshop "Connecting Mindfully with Nature" on Tuesday, October 11 at 3-4 p.m. in the Heron Haven space on campus (the forested area between Drumheller Fountain and Anderson Hall). Join to learn about mindful connections to nature, engage in the practice of forest bathing and connect with others in the process.

The workshop is open to all UW students and will provide an opportunity to take advantage of...

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Category: Events
Tags: UW Counseling Center | mindfulness
pile of loose batteries

The UW has a new partner for batteries. Batteries Plus has a contract with the University providing recycling and disposal along with offering batteries for purchase. 

UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is using Batteries Plus to recycle most used batteries at UW. The company will pick up used batteries and deliver purchases. Most...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: batteries | Electronic Waste | EH&S

UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a part-time position for a current 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. The Graphic Design Assistant will report to the Communications Manager and work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the...

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The UW Environmental Studies program is looking for organizations to host Capstone Interns for Winter 2023. The Capstone is an opportunity for undergraduate students to take their education into the world beyond the classroom by doing hands-on work and answering researchable questions pertaining to the project. 

A site supervisor at the partner organization helps define the responsibilities of the student(s), monitors progress toward goals, reviews drafts, and provides direction and assistance. In addition, the site supervisor:

  • Creates, reviews, and approves a work plan...
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Tags: Environmental Studies | capstone
Seattle's Environmental Justice Fund is now open

The City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment is accepting applications for the city's Environmental Justice Fund through September 16. Grants of up to $75,000 are available to nonprofit organizations and community groups working to advance environmental justice and respond to the impacts of climate change. The fund supports projects whose beneficiaries or leadership include those most impacted by environmental and climate inequities, including Black, Indigenous...

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Tags: Environmental Justice Fund | Seattle | grants

A new new cross-disciplinary community is being formed for UW faculty and staff focused on engaging with international environmental change processes, committees, and organizations.

If you are a faculty or staff member at UW interested in learning more about how to connect with international organizations and processes focused on global environmental change, join an information session on Thursday, September 15 at 10-10:30 a.m. on Zoom (UW NetID required)

Come learn more about international processes, why they matter,...

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