By Karina Mazhukhina | Jan 19, 2016

Take a break from studying and check out what’s happening around the UW campus. Some of the week's highlights are listed below, and you can find out even more items happening on campus with our full calendar. The full Sustainability Events calendar is the best place to find the most up-to-date listings and details on all events. Also, if you know of any events, please let us know. We’d love to add them to our calendar! And if you'd like to get a weekly email of all the upcoming sustainability events, subscribe here.


Ever wondered about the science behind how clouds influence our climate? Join Professor Ulrike Lohmann from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich at 7:30 p.m. in Kane 210 for the informative lecture!


Do you have an idea for a sustainability project on campus, but aren't sure how to get started? The Campus Sustainability Fund has money available for student projects. CSF student coordinators hold weekly office hours to answer any questions you might have. This week, the office hours are from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Suzzallo Café.


At 12:30 p.m. in Magnuson Health Sciences Center D, join UW Professor Dr. Perry Sheffield as she discusses her Strategies for Protecting Children from Climate Change. Sheffield’s focus is on environmental pediatrics, health impacts of air pollution, temperature extremes, climate change, and potential adaptation strategies. 


The Center for Environmental Politics organizes a monthly series on environmental politics, policy, and governance. Their next topic is “What Will Homeowners Do? Responses to Tropical Cyclones, Rising Seas, and Other Climate Risks.” Seminar starts at 12 p.m. at Gowen 1A (Olson Room).


Nick Bond from the UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean presents El Niño, the Blob, and Climate Change — What it Means for our Neck of the Woods. This event is part of the 1.5 Degrees Series from the UW Future of Ice Initiative. The talk is the last one in the three part series; a happy hour fondue bar and micro brews are available. The 20-minute lecture starts at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Baker Ski Area's White Salmon Lodge. Event is free and open to the public.

Or, if you feel like getting your hands dirty, stop by and volunteer with the UW Farm at Mercer Court from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.