By Jayna Milan | Jan 14, 2018

With the return of the Seattle grey, we’re tempted to spend our time cozying up with a good book and a new Netflix show. And while that is a good option, this weather also provides the perfect opportunity to check out the sustainability events calendar! We've listed a few of the top options for this week below, and you can always check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to keep up to date on all the sustainability events happening around UW!

This week:

MLK Day of Service: Enhancing the UW Farm's pollinator hedgerow

Monday, January 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Center for Urban Horticulture

Intentionally set aside next Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and give back to your local community. The UW chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and The UW Farm are hosting a volunteer work party to improve the the farm’s pollinator pathway. Volunteers will help with planting, weeding, blackberry removal, and mulching around native trees and shrubs at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The pollinator pathway helps native bees and other insects by providing inviting habitat. Equipment and snacks are provided for volunteers.

UW Solar Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 6 p.m
Gould Hall, room 12c

Learn about solar energy projects on campus and how to get involved at UW Solar’s weekly meeting. UW Solar has led several recent solar power installations on campus, and are working on projects to expand the UW's use of solar energy. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to join.

Stephanie LeMenager: Skilling Up for the Anthropocene

Thursday, January 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m
Communications Hall, room 120

As we begin to transition to a post-carbon world, what new skills, technologies, and social forms will be in demand? Stephanie LeManager, an influential writer and professor at the University of Oregon, will be leading a brown-bag seminar to discuss the implications of the Anthropocene, key texts like Octavia Butler’s Parable series, and the "re-skilling" movement.