By UW Sustainability | Apr 5, 2015

The Spring quarter's in full swing, and you can find sustainability-related events on campus every day this week.

All of these events and more are listed on our Sustainability Events calendar, where you can find the full details for all events and any last-minute additions. If you'd like to get a weekly email of all the upcoming sustainability events, subscribe here. If you know of any events which should be added, let us know.


  • The Spring Wildlife Seminar Series this week features Clifford Rice, a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, talking about black-tailed deer and how they move and reproduce in managed forests. (Kane Hall 120, 3:30 p.m.)
  • The Campus Sustainability Fund is completely student-funded and student-run. If you want to know more about the workings of the grant fund for environmental projects on campus, their meetings are all open to the public. (HUB 307, 4:30 p.m.)



  • There are many paths to a career in sustainability. The UW Career Center has put together a panel of five people who work in various sectors of sustainability, including big companies (REI, Starbucks), governement (City of Seattle) and small business (Homegrown Sustainability Sandwich Shop, Naked City Brewing). Come out to hear their insights and network afterward. (HUB 214, 4:30 p.m.)
  • If you'd rather learn more about the political challenges of adressing climate change and how the debate could be reformed, the Deparment of Political Science is hosting a Politics of Global Climate Change panel. (Odegaard 220, 4:30 p.m.)
  • If it's Wednesday, the UW Farm volunteer hours are at Mercer Court. (Mercer, 1:30-5 p.m.)
  • Get involved in environmental efforts around campus with Earth Club. At the first meeting of the quarter they'll be talking about projects and events coming up. (Thomson 234, 5:30 p.m.)


  • Help rid campus of a pervasive litter problem: cigarette butts. Register for one of two time slots (12 p.m. or 4 p.m.) for Huskies Kick Butts Day. Along with cleaning up UW, there will be prizes and refreshments. (meet outside the HUB)
  • Today the UW Farm volunteering opportunity moves to the Botany Greenhouse location. (UW Farm, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • If you're not quite comfortable biking on city streets to commute or generally get around, get some tips and tricks from the Cascade Bicycle Club to start pedaling with confidence. (HUB 334, 3 p.m.)
  • How will freshwater fish deal with climate change? School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences associate professor Julian Olden explores the question as part of the SAFS seminar series. (Fishery Sciences 102, 4 p.m.)


  • Can human populations be stablized? Professor emeritus Stephen Warren addresses the issue from an Earth-scientist's view. (Johnson 75, 3:30 p.m.)
  • The UW Farm volunteer hours move back to the Center for Urban Horticulture (2-5 p.m.)


  • The Burke Museum hosts authors who will lead classroom and field-based sessions on environmental writing for the seventh year. There is a registration fee, and space is limited. (Burke Museum, 9 a.m.)
  • Learn more about getting involved with the UW Farm with the Spring Volunteer Orientation session, followed by a work party. (Mercer Court, 9 a.m.)


  • The first Yesler Swamp work party of the spring is happening this week. Come out and prepare to get muddy helping to restore this unique swamp landscape near campus. (Center for Urban Horticulture, 10 a.m.)