Update: the video from this event is posted below


On October 27, join us at 12 p.m. for a virtual tri-campus event on Food Systems as part of October's National Campus Sustainability Month. Faculty and staff from UW's Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses will discuss topics including food systems, campus...

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Category: Events | Food | UW Bothell | UW Seattle | UW Tacoma
Tags: Campus Sustainability Month
image of plane wing with sunset in background, with text "Professional Air Travel Survey"

UW Sustainability has been working on achieving Target 5 of the UW Sustainability Action Plan: Reducing carbon emissions from air travel five percent by 2025. A working group of faculty, staff and students representing environmental science, political science, public service, procurement, and other departments and disciplines meet regularly to work towards this goal.

UW Sustainability is working to connect with an even broader audience to better understand attitudes towards...

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Category: Transportation
Tags: survey | Sustainability Action Plan | Professional travel
UW starbucks cups

Since 2012, Starbucks has grown into one of the University of Washington’s main partners on campus, with their continued efforts in uniting the student body and community through goals and initiatives.

Starbucks is a main partner in helping create Family Resource Exchanges which are slowly spreading across the Puget Sound, providing thousands of unsheltered families with necessities; an example includes partnering with UW Food Pantry to address food insecurity, and...

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photo of Leena Janmohamed

Hey! I'm Leena, the new UW Sustainability Graphic Designer.  I will be going into my senior year at UW, finishing up a double degree in Marketing and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts.  I'm passionate about accessible and inclusive visual communication, and have the main aim of creating spaces for conversation and vulnerability in my work.  After graduation, I'm hoping to pursue a career in visual design that allows me to combine my fields of study and solve problems with business thinking rooted in creativity.

I call the Bay Area home, although I spent a lot of my childhood in...

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Tags: students
Environmental Innovation Practicum: A world of possibility.

There is still time to register for the Fall quarter Environmental Innovation Practicum. This course is designed to help you discover how entrepreneurial innovation is addressing some of our most pressing environmental issues, why sustainability should be embedded in the DNA of every business and the process involved in taking a great idea forward. The practicum is instructed by Chris Metcalfe,...

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Category: Academics
Tags: Environmental Innovation Challenge | Sustainability Courses
Football sustainability volunteers

It's almost football season, and UW Athletics needs your help to keep Husky Stadium clean, green and beautiful. Sign up today to be a part of the 2021-2022 Game Day Sustainability Team! 

UW Athletics is looking for volunteers to engage with fans before each game to encourage sustainable practices in the stadium and tailgate areas. This could include helping fans correctly recycle and compost, manning information tables, and generally encouraging Husky fans to be sustainable. You can sign up for a single game or for...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: football | volunteer
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The UW is recognized as a national leader for its deep commitment to sustainability on our campuses and in the community.

Looking forward to living on campus? Follow these tips to make move-in easier and reduce your waste.

Bring only what you need

Don’t let those MUST HAVE shopping lists distract you - only get the basics that you’ll need. Before you start shopping, think of all the things you use in your everyday life and will continue to use. Once you get to know your roommate(s) and your new lifestyle, then buy other necessities. It’s easier to scale up than scale...

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Rasheena FountainRasheena Fountain has recently joined our team as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator for UW Sustainability and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF). Rasheena was born in Chicago but spent some of her childhood in Central Illinois. Her experience on the west side of Chicago and Central Illinois shapes her lens on the natural world and its inhabitants. In both settings, nature was constant, though she sees how systemic barriers affected how well more than humans and...

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Tags: Rasheena Fountain | Diversity
Global Renewables Infrastructure Development student group

Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID) is an RSO that works on designing, optimizing, installing, monitoring and assessing the societal impacts of solar energy systems, with a specific focus on projects that advance equitable access to electricity. The group has an interdisciplinary mix of graduate and undergraduate students with backgrounds in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and more.

GRID is currently looking for new members, and on Tuesday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will host a general...

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Category: Student Organizations
Tags: Global Renewables Infrastructure Development


UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant starting in August 2021. This is a part-time position for a current student. The graphic design assistant will work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. UW Sustainability is a central source for information and resources regarding sustainability practices and programs at the University of Washington. Our office promotes sustainability events...

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