Students living in the north campus neighborhood who are moving at the end of the summer (or who just have unwanted items to get rid of) can keep their stuff off the streets during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup on August 30 and Sept. 24-25. All students can stop by the cleanup station on 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. on these days and drop off unwanted items for free.

UW Recycling regularly works with partners to provide the cleanup service to students, keeping unwanted items off the curb and out of landfills by providing a venue for things to be recycled, donated or properly...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Husky Neighborhood Cleanup | UW Recycling | Goodwill | reuse

UW Medicine hospitals are leaders in sustainability - UWMC and Harborview have both been named among the 25 greenest hospitals in the country for several years in a row. Check out this nifty infographic on some of the ways UW Medicine is working to reduce its environmental footprint, and keep up on sustainability efforts in UW Medicine and across UW's health scienes at our Sustainabiltiy and Medicine (SAM) page.


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Category: UWMC/Harborview
Tags: UW Medicine | hospitals | infographic
Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2018

Update: The submission deadline for WOHESC 2019 has been extended to October 15, 2018

The University of Washington is hosting the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) February 25 - 27, 2019. WOHESC is currently looking for session and speaker proposals. The submission deadline is Oct. 5, 2018 - see below for more details.


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Category: Events
Athletics sustainability volunteers

UW Athletics needs volunteers to support sustainability efforts during home football games this season, starting with the opener on September 8. 

Green Team volunteers play a major role in helping UW reach our waste diversion goal of 80%. Volunteers engage with fans to encourage sustainable practices in the stadium and in the tailgate areas. After halftime volunteers are welcome to stay and watch the rest of the game.

You're welcome to volunteer for...

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Category: Athletics | UW Green Teams | Recycling, Compost & Waste

UW Program on the Environment lecturer (and Husky Green Award winner) Elizabeth Wheat sat down with UW Sustainability's Jayna Milan for the latest episode of the "In Our Nature" podcast

Wheat owns and operates SkyRoot Farm, practicing regenerative...

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Category: Gardens & Farms
Tags: podcast | Beth Wheat | Program on the Environment
Fitwel Bellevue team

UW Civil & Environmental Engineering researchers helped Bellevue City Hall become the first Fitwel Certified government building in Puget Sound.

Assistant professor Amy Kim and post-doc Shuoqi (Stanley) Wang helped Bellevue city staff through the certification process. One of the leading certifiers of healthy buildings in the United States, Fitwel was developed in recent years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration, and is operated by the...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
Tags: Civil & Environmental Engineering | Amy Kim | Bellevue
Husky Athletics Sustainability

UW Athletics is looking for an intern to assist with sustainability operations during the upcoming academic year. 

Position description:

The University of Washington Department of Athletics operates an active sustainability program, focusing on waste diversion, staff, student and fan engagement, energy and water conservation, as well as the improvement and renovation of athletic facilities.

The sustainability intern is involved in all areas of the sustainability program including...

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Category: Athletics
Tags: Internships
UW Bothell campus

The UW Bothell Sustainability Office is hiring a Sustainability Student Assistant!

The UW Bothell Sustainability Office serves to facilitate the realization of the campus sustainability vision through promoting sustainability on campus and in the surrounding community, connecting students, staff, faculty and stakeholders to resources they need in order to implement sustainability solutions, and engaging the campus community in sustainability-related events and activities. The UW Bothell Sustainability Student Assistant act as a...

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Category: UW Bothell
Tags: jobs
Alexa Russo accepting Husky Green Award

As the student sustainability assistant, Alexa Russo became an integral part of UW Bothell's sustainability work. So integral, that after graduating she was asked to stay on as UW Bothell's interim sustainability coordinator.

Alexa was first introduced to Bothell’s Sustainability Office at a club fair on campus. What was a quick casual chat with the then-Sustainability Coordinator Cassie Lubenow sparked a relationship with the office that outlasted her student career.

As UW Bothell’s Student Sustainability Assistant, Alexa went above and beyond her expected...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | UW Bothell
Tags: HGA18 | Husky Green Awards | Alexa Russo

Hello! My name is Angelica Sagun and I am currently a senior majoring in Public Health and minoring in Diversity. My interests involve working out and running, traveling, and trying new food with family and friends! Engaging in sustainable practices every day is something I have become increasingly passionate about through the education I have received at the UW. We’re fortunate to be at a University that cares about sustainability and it’s important to remain conscious about our actions and decisions and the potential impacts it has on the environment as well as on human health.


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Tags: students