By Sierra Harden | May 18, 2015

Welcome to Spring Quarter Week Eight!

There are a lot of big student events happening this week. Monday night, join the ASUW Student Food Cooperative for the Humble Feast 5.0, an "all-you-care-to-eat" local and seasonal dinner. Tuesday is the first UW Resilience Summit, hosted by ReThink and EcoRepts. And Wednesday is this year's Conservation Catwalk, showcasing sustainabile fashion. Close out the week with the Husky baseball team, as they start the final series of the regular season with a Green Game highlighting sustainability Friday.

More of the week's highlights are below, and you can find out even more sustainability events happening on campus this week in our full calendar. If you know of any events which should be added, let us know. If you'd like to get a weekly email of all the upcoming sustainability events, subscribe here. And we're always adding new events as we learn about them, so see all the details and any last-minute additions on the Sustainability Events calendar.

Monday, May 18

  • Come listen to speaker Julia Parrish the Associate Dean of the College of the Environment speak about “Seabirds: Beautiful alive, useful when found dead” (Kane Hall 120, 3:30 p.m.)
  • Humble Feast 5.0, an "all-you-care-to-eat" local and seasonal dinner seeking to inspire and educate students about how to buy and cook local food on a budget. (HUB South Ballroom, 6:30 - 9 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 19

  • Bike Commuting 103: Fix your own flat tire. You will leave this FREE class with an understanding of how to get your bike rolling again when the tire gets punctured. (HUB 337, 12 p.m.)
  • Surplus property from all UW departments & medical centers for sale to the public every Tuesday! (UW Surplus, 4515 25th Ave NE, 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.)
  • ReThink UW Resilience Summit. Come experience a delicious catered dinner, two exciting panels, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. (Intellectual House, 4 - 7:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 20

  • The 7th Annual Urban Forest Symposium, "For What It’s Worth: Valuing the Urban Forest," hosted by Plant Amnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. (UW Botanic Gardens, 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • UW Farm Volunteer hours (Mercer Court, 1:30 - 5 p.m.)
  • Learn how UW students see Beyond the Selfie at this year’s Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership. (HUB, 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
  • Dare to be Wild at the Conservation Catwalk and Witness the blend of fashion and ferocity as artistry and authenticity collide in a reckoning of truths about our place in a world growing increasingly out of touch with wildlife and nature. (Gould Hall, 7 p.m.)

Thursday, May 21

  • Farm education at the UW Farm. Each Thursday there is an hour of discussion and learning about various topics related to farming: from plant families and soil health, to the business of farming, tool maintenance and repair, and season extension… and everything in between! This week’s topic: Weeds (Botany Greenhouse, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)
  • This week’s presenter in the SAFS seminar is Kevin Bailey from NOAA and NWFSC. He will be presenting on “Of Fish and Men: The Western Flyer, John Steinbeck, Doc Rickets and Pacific Fisheries.” (Fishery Sciences 102, 4 p.m.)
  • Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal event that features 10 rapid-fire ignite-style presentations (5 minutes each) given by graduate students and postdocs doing research on topics related to an interdisciplinary theme. (Allen Library, 4 - 6 p.m.)

Friday, May 22

  • UW Farm volunteer hours at the Center for Urban Horticulture. All are welcome to stop by and visit the Farm or volunteer! (2 - 5 p.m.)
  • Come support UW Baseball at their Green Game against Utah! (Husky ballpark, 7 p.m.)

There are a whole bunch of other events that occur weekly listed on our calendar, don’t forget to check those out!

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