Mailing Services electric-assist cargo bikes

With over 80,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus, it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer number of packages, textbooks, course packets and dorm mail UW Mailing Services delivers on a daily basis. Thankfully, those deliveries are now a lot more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Sporting neon rain jackets and sturdy helmets, you may have seen Mailing Services drivers cruising around campus on electric assist cargo bicycles. Mailing Services used a grant from the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) to purchase five of the bikes...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Campus Sustainability Fund | Transportation
Tags: Mailing Services | HGA18 | Husky Green Awards | e-bikes

 

Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) is a program associated with the UW Pipeline Project, an organization committed to promoting educational equity and serving underserved K-12 students through tutoring and mentorship. UW students who apply and are accepted into EASB would build their own environmental curriculum during a 3-credit Winter quarter seminar (T/TH: 4:30-5:50), and teach it in a rural or tribal school in Washington...

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Claudia's Corner

This year UW Sustainability is celebrating 10 years of working to advance sustainability at the UW!

Our mission began in 2008 when we were formed as the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office, a small team of two staff and two students under the leadership of then-Senior Vice President V'Ella Warren and then-Associate Vice President Ruth Johnston (who is now helping lead UW Bothell as the Vice Chancellor of Planning & Administration). Today, we’re known as UW Sustainability, and I have had the privilege of working with passionate staff and students

As we've...

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Lime bikes parked by UW stadium

You see the bright green bikes at racks across campus. Are you already a pro at using bike share to get around campus, or are you wondering how to get started? If you have questions, we've got answers.

The UW has partnered with Lime for dockless bike share on campus. Lime offers electric-assist bikes (which give you a boost as you pedal to get around the city more easily) as well as regular geared bikes. The bikes can be found and dropped off throughout Seattle as well as the UW campus. Members of the UW community also get a discount - sign up with your @uw.edu e-mail...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: LimeBike | bike share | Bicycling
Food For Thought graphic

How often do you sit down to a meal and think about the journey it took to arrive in front of you? Like most of us, probably not that often. In the age of take-out meals and cheap frozen dinners, it’s easy to disregard thinking about where your food comes from, where it goes, and who it affects.

As food moves from farm to table, it affects everyone in the system. From the farmers to the consumers, and everyone else along the way, issues of food justice and food sovereignty greatly impact communities all around the world.

Thankfully, there is growing conversation on rebuilding...

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Category: Food
Tags: ASUW Student Food Coop | EcoReps | Huskies for Food Justice | Campus Food Pantry | UW Farm | Whole U | Nutritional Sciences | HFS
Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2019

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), taking place at UW on February 25 - 27, 2019, is currently looking for session and speaker proposals. The submission deadline was recently extended to October 15 - students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit session proposals on their sustainability work or case studies to share with people from schools across our region.

Submissions can cover any topic area related to sustainabiltiy. WOHESC is looking for proposals which will provide attendees...

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Pac-12 Sustainability Conference header

The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, the first collegiate sustainabilty conference focused on integrating sustainability into college athletics and across college campuses. The Pac-12 is committed to using the power of sport to promote healthy, sustainable practices to its campus communities and among Pac-12 fans. 

The conference will be held June 25-26, 2019, and proposals for case studies, speakers and conference sessions are due Nov. 30, 2018.

See the...

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Category: Athletics | Events
Tags: Pac-12 | Conferences | Pac-12 Sustainability Conference
Environmental Innovation Practicum flyer

Work on creative, innovative solutions to environmental problems this Fall as part of the Environmental Innovation Practicum through the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. This weekly, two-credit seminar helps students discover how cleantech solutions are addressing pressing environmental issues, and how they can be part of those solutions.

You'll learn from subject matter experts and professionals in the field, and gain hands-on experience in developing business solution concepts addressing environmental challenges. The practicum can also help students prepare for the ...

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Category: Academics | Environment
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Sustainability @ Dawg Daze 2018

Fall quarter is nearly here, and it's Dawg Daze time! Whether you're a new student on campus or returning for another year, these Dawg Daze events will give you a good introduction to sustainabiltiy efforts on campus, and some ideas on how you can get involved.

Sustainability walking tour

Friday, September 21
meet at Drumheller Fountain, 1 p.m.

Explore a few of UW's sustainability features, from innovative buildings to secluded green space. Join UW Sustainability for a walking tour highlighting just a few reasons UW's campus is a leader in...

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Category: Events | Student Organizations
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Bike valet station

Avoid the traffic this Saturday and bike to Husky Stadium for the football game! Once there, UW Transportation Services has a bike valet for secure parking during the game.

The bike valet is on Rainier Vista, just off the Burke-Gilman trail and close to the stadium. You can drop your bike off anytime starting three hours before kickoff, and pick up the hour after the game ends. For more information on the bike valet program, contact UW Transportation Services at 206-616-7493.

You can also learn more about other transportation options, including public transportation, at the...

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Category: Athletics | Transportation
Tags: Bicycling