As part of this year's Earth Day events, UW Sustainability had a great time with our first ever "Pie in the face" event. What is this, you might ask? Well, we asked staff and faculty members to answer trivia questions asked by students. The penalty for a wrong answer was a pie in their face!
The event wasn’t just a fun, light-...Read more
The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) is hosting "Sustainability at home" on May 12, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 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? Hear from students and staff across the state of Washington about their personal sustainability actions, how the pandemic has impacted them, and what you can do to continue being a sustainability champion while "at home" or socially distanced!
With summer around the corner, many of us are excited to spend more time outside getting our hands dirty in the garden. To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, the UW Recycling team has unearthed a list of movies and books to provide some inspiration. Each resource was hand-picked to teach the importance of soil health and giving back to the earth.
If you’re interested in learning about the UW’s composting system, check out our short virtual waste tour of the UW or...Read more
The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is now accepting proposals for the next conference, to be held March 2-4, 2022. The conference theme is "The Path Forward to an Equitable and Regenerative Economy." The conference program will look at fair, equitable and sustainable economies, and rebuilding with a clean, green careers-driven approach. With a broader goal for a sustainable future economically, environmentally and socially, we aim to examine what roles universities play in building and sustaining robust local economies and the complexity of “...Read more
Kick off Spring with a green thumb! From April 22-29, stop by the HUB's North Entrance to pick up planting materials you can use to build your own garden at home. Starter materials and instructions will be provided, but you will need to upcycle or resuse a few materials to give your plant a new home.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or watch the video below.
UW Bothell is hosting the event "Climate Dialog - Sustainable Food Systems" on Wednesday, April 21, at 1 - 3 p.m. This virtual event brings together speakers and participants to engage in discussion around how climate change is affecting our food systems as well as being impacted by our food choices, and sustainable agriculture in our region. The event is open to the public, as climate change will affect us all; learning about local and disruptive...Read more
This Earth Day, watch UW faculty and staff answer sustainability questions, with a twist: Wrong answers get a pie in the face!
Faculty Kristi Straus of Environmental Studies and Rebecca Neumann of Civil & Environmental Engineering are joined by UW Sustainability Director Claudia Frere-Anderson to take on the challenge. The event will be on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, at 12 p.m.
This event is a fundraiser for the...Read more
Join gardeners from UW's Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses on April 14 at 12:30 p.m. for a fun and informative event. Learn tips for gardening at home, as well as information about our campus gardens. We will have brief presentations followed by a Q&A session with the gardeners.
The gardening experts include:
- UW Farm manager Perry Acworth. Perry has been manager of the UW Farm since 2018 and received the 2020 UW Distinguished Staff Award. Since earning her Masters in Education at UW in 2014, Perry has managed three student farms....
Winners of the 2021 Trash Art Contest express impacts on the environment through written and sculpted art pieces.
Garbage may not be the most ideal art material, but it combines conservation and art creation to achieve profound results.
This can be seen firsthand in the submissions from this year’s art contest. From a one-act play about a sustainably-minded couple to a net made from plastic envelopes, each art piece shows how art can shift perceptions of waste.
The contest prompts artists...Read more