The Post-Landfill Action Network’s Annual Students for Zero Waste (SZW) Conference will be held virtually from November 5-7, 2021. As a member school, all UW students can attend this conference for free. To register for free, sign up on PLAN's website with your email address, and then go to the Member Hub

The Students for Zero Waste Conference brings together students, staff, industry...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Post Landfill Action Network | Conferences

Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (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. GRID has an interdisciplinary mix of graduate and undergraduate students with backgrounds in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and more.

GRID is recruiting new members. On Thursday, November 4th from 4-5 p.m. we’ll host an on-boarding meeting...

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Category: Energy | Student Organizations
Tags: Global Renewables Infrastructure Development
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Francis Abugbilla is a Ph.D. candidate in international studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He is currently a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation 2021 Emerging Scholar and a Visiting Researcher at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. His dissertation research is on conflicts and peacebuilding in post-conflict societies. He researches sustainable conflict resolution mechanisms in Africa.

Francis is actively engaged in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus. He has served on the Jackson...

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Tags: Francis Abugbilla | students | Diversity
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UW Recycling released the UW’s first Zero Waste Assessment Report, a document that identifies system-wide gaps in waste infrastructure at the UW. The report outlines potential long-term zero waste solutions for the university to improve sustainability performance.

The assessment awarded a baseline zero waste score of 56.5% for the whole UW campus (921.5 out of a total possible 1596 points). The UW ranks above average in comparison to the other college campuses who’ve...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Zero Waste
Husky Green Awards event poster

This will be our first chance to recognize the Husky Green Award honorees from 2021 and 2020 in person! Join us to celebrate these Husky Green Award winners who have shown leadership, dedication and initiative in promoting sustainability at all three University of Washington campuses. 

The event will be held at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on October 20 at 3 p.m. A brief ceremony will be followed by a reception with light snacks. We would especially like to extend an invitation to all our previous Husky Green Award winners to celebrate all the great sustainability efforts...

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Category: Events
Tags: Husky Green Awards | Campus Sustainability Month
Sustainability Fair poster

Join us for the 2021 UW Sustainability Fair on the main floor of the HUB to celebrate sustainability efforts across the University of Washington. UW departments and students groups will be on hand to discuss their sustainability efforts and how you can get involved. You'll also be able to learn more about the UW's Sustainability Action Plan, which guides our sustainability actions.

The Sustainability Fair will be Wednesday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is part of of National Campus Sustainability Month....

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Category: Events
Tags: Sustainability Fair | Campus Sustainability Month

Update: the video from this event is posted below


On October 27, join us at 12 p.m. for a virtual tri-campus event on Food Systems as part of October's National Campus Sustainability Month. Faculty and staff from UW's Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses will discuss topics including food systems, campus...

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Category: Events | Food | UW Bothell | UW Seattle | UW Tacoma
Tags: Campus Sustainability Month
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UW Sustainability has been working on achieving Target 5 of the UW Sustainability Action Plan: Reducing carbon emissions from air travel five percent by 2025. A working group of faculty, staff and students representing environmental science, political science, public service, procurement, and other departments and disciplines meet regularly to work towards this goal.

UW Sustainability is working to connect with an even broader audience to better understand attitudes towards...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: survey | Sustainability Action Plan | Professional travel
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Since 2012, Starbucks has grown into one of the University of Washington’s main partners on campus, with their continued efforts in uniting the student body and community through goals and initiatives.

Starbucks is a main partner in helping create Family Resource Exchanges which are slowly spreading across the Puget Sound, providing thousands of unsheltered families with necessities; an example includes partnering with UW Food Pantry to address food insecurity, and...

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Hey! I'm Leena, the new UW Sustainability Graphic Designer.  I will be going into my senior year at UW, finishing up a double degree in Marketing and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts.  I'm passionate about accessible and inclusive visual communication, and have the main aim of creating spaces for conversation and vulnerability in my work.  After graduation, I'm hoping to pursue a career in visual design that allows me to combine my fields of study and solve problems with business thinking rooted in creativity.

I call the Bay Area home, although I spent a lot of my childhood in...

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