By Danielle Carrasquero | Feb 13, 2017

This week, sustainability events around the University of Washington include talks on green business, food equity, impacts of the changing climate on fisheries and indigenous archaeologies - and that's just on Thursday! Other events include the year's first volunteer hours at the UW Farm, student group meetings, RecycleMania and more! Check out some of the highlights below, and visit our Sustainability Events calendar for the full list. 

Monday, February 13

This week's Wildlife Seminar lecture is on the topic "Is the sky falling or is there an elephant in the room?" Perspectives on how fungal diseases influence communities and population dynamics.
Speaker: Dr. Tara Chestnut, National Park Service, Mt. Rainier National Park
Location: Kane Hall, Room 120
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14

Have you been to the UW Surplus store? Every Tuesday, UW Surplus opens its doors to the public, and you never know what you might find. The store is where you can find items that UW departments no longer need but which might be able to find a new home. It's always a great place to find furniture or storage solutions, as well as more quirky items like a vintage coffee grinder or a boxes of more than 1,000 VHS tapes. Check it out yourself - the UW Surplus store is at 4515 25th Ave NE and is open on Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15

For the first time in 2017, the UW Farm is open for volunteer hours this week. The first volunteer opportunity is on Wednesday at Mercer Court - all are welcome to stop by and visit or volunteer during any of the Volunteer Hour sessions but if you've never been to the UW Farm before, they ask that you sign up to be a volunteer first. Check the UW Farm website for the full list of volunteer opportunities.
Location: Mercer Court
Time: 1-5 p.m.

Thursday, February 16th

Nutritional Sciences Seminar
Topic: Food Equity and Population Health
Speaker: Thaisa Way (Professor, Landscape Architecture; Director, Urban@UW)
Location: Alder Hall Auditorium
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Preserving the Past Together seminar and workshop series
Topic: Meaningful Collaboration and Indigenous Archaeologies
Panelists and keynote speaker Dr. Chip Colwell discuss how tribal nations and heritage managers are working together to integrate indigenous values and knowledge into the care of tribal heritage.
Location: Denny Hall, Room 313
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Green Business and Sustainability panel
Join the Program on the Environment's ENVIR 495 class: Media and Messaging for Environmental Communication for this week's panel with professionals in the field.
Location: Wallace Commons
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries
Topic: Data Needs for a Changing Climate
Location: Fishery Sciences Auditorium (FSH 102)
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 19th

UW Gymnastics Green Game
The UW Athletics Green Team is hosting the UW Gymnastics "Green Game" against Arizona on Feb. 19. Come check out the information table for information on UW Athletics' sustainability efforts, trivia games, and giveaways. In addition, UW EcoReps will be at the game talking about this year's RecycleMania competition.
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena
Time: 1 p.m.

As always, you can find more information on these and all the campus sustainability events on our full events calendar. If you know of any events that should be added to the calendar, please let us know. And if you'd like to get a weekly email of all the upcoming sustainability events, subscribe here.