By Jayna Milan | Feb 24, 2018

Seattle has had some interesting weather recently, but come sun or snow, the events on the sustainabilty events calendar will still go on! We've listed a few of the top options 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!

Food Solutions Challenge

Monday, February 26, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m
Denny Hall, room 213

Learn about the impact of food loss and its connections to important themes like climate change and the need to feed a growing world. Then, share your ideas around potential solutions for these tough, interconnected issues with like-minded people in your community and win a chance to incubate your ideas at a paid event through Net Impact in the spring! Pitch your idea to judges during the event for a chance to win immediate prizes from UW Net Impact. Ideas from this challenge are also entered and eligible for prizes at a national level through Net Impact. The grand prize winner will win $5,000 after pitching your idea at a national incubator event ($1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place).

Individual participants are welcome and will be assigned random teams the day of. Everyone must register to participate

Brian Reed: Sing Along - Poetry and Birds (Katz Lecture)

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m
Kane Hall, room 210

Birds, like poets, sing, but poets must use words, and that makes all the difference. This talk given by Brian Reed, a Professor and Chair of English at the University of Washington, explores what poets have learned from avians and recounts occasions when they have taken sonic flight together, from Wordsworth, Dickinson, and Frost down to the present. In an era when the world is out of balance and earthʼs species must collaborate to survive, it becomes a pressing necessity to perfect the art of listening with care when nonhumans, too, sing. Register here.

Rally for 100% Renewable Energy

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Red Square

WashPIRG's 100% Renewable Energy campaign will be holding a rally to encourage UW Seattle to make the commitment to being powered by entirely renewable energy by the year 2050.