By Jayna Milan | May 13, 2018

This week is forecasted to be sunny and we hope you're excited to get outside! The sustainability events calendar includes all sustainability related events, but below we've listed a few of the top options for this week. Also, 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!

Talking Climate: Why Facts are Not Enough

Tuesday, May 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m
Kane Hall, Room 120

Join Professor Katharine Hayhoe in a conversation about the influence humans have on climate over the last 150 years. Hayhoe will make note of the ideological, socio-economic, and religious factors that come into play when we discuss climate change. How can we begin to have constructive dialogues about climate change and what to do about it? Attend to find out.

UW Farm Volunteer Hours

Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UW Farm Mercer Court

Running a farm takes a lot of dedication and hard work and our farm volunteers are an integral part of what keeps us growing. Whether you are interested in learning more about sustainable farming practices or you just want to lend a hand to help support the UW food community, we would love to meet you!

All are welcome to stop by and visit the Farm or volunteer during any of our Volunteer Hours but if you’ve never been to the UW Farm before, please begin by signing up to be a volunteer HERE. This helps us track volunteers and insures you in case of injury.

Have a large group? Please contact us at theuwfarm@gmail.com for scheduling, at least two weeks in advance of when you would like to visit the far

Restoration Work Party: Union Bay Natural Area

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet at tool cage behind Merrill Hall

Need a break from studying? Like to attack invasive plants? Nothing clears the brain like some hard work in the fresh air! Come out and join us for weekly work parties in the Union Bay Natural Area!

Every Thursday in Spring Quarter 2018, from 10am-1pm come join us for some good ol' fun in the dirt and learn about the Union Bay Natural Area and ecological restoration! Everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Gloves, tools, and snacks are provided for all volunteers! Remember to bring water and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will work, rain or shine!

Meet at the tool cage behind Merrill Hall at the Center for Urban Horticulture (The tool cage is next to the lower parking area on the west side of the building). If you are late text Jon Backus at 707-529-5257 to find out where we are working that day.

RSVP here.