Grant workshop poster

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) and UW Resilience Lab are hosting a grant-writing workshop for UW students on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. At this event, participants will have the opportunity to build their grant-writing skills and learn more about the diverse pool of on-campus grants available for projects and initiatives at the UW, including CSF and Resilience Lab Seed Grants. The workshop will include an informational session followed by a brief activity that will guide participants to get organized...

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Category: Events | Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: grants
campus race to zero waste logo on a photo of the UW campus

Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW), formerly RecycleMania, starts this week at the University of Washington. For the ninth year, the UW will be participating in the friendly recycling competition between colleges and universities. As part of CRZW, UW Recycling is organizing activities to focus on plastic waste reduction. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Participate in trivia week
Show off your recycling knowledge with our trivia week on social media! Watch UW Recycling’s...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Campus Race to Zero Waste | RecycleMania
February events with UW Sustainability header

We've got many different ways for you to connect with sustainability coming up, with a slate of events in February touching on various aspects of sustainability. Learn more about these events hosted by UW Sustainability below, and find even more events year-round on our Sustainability Events calendar.

Racial justice at UW: Activism’s past and future

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1 - 2:15 p.m.

Join us for a discussion about the history,...

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Category: Events
front exterior of Parrington Hall

A full renovation of Parrington Hall is now complete, bringing one of the oldest buildings on campus up to date and creating an improved learning experience for students in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. 

The renovation also used the principles of reusing, recycling and reducing for a sustainable process and making it a much more sustainable building. 

See the Evans School blog post highlighting all of Parrington's new sustainability features, and watch the video...

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
Tags: Parrington Hall | renovation | Evans School
Sustainability at Home event flyer

Update: watch the recording of this event on YouTube.

On February 23 at 1:30 p.m., the Sustainability staff of UW's Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses are co-hosting the virtual event "Sustainability at Home." Access the event via Zoom.

For many of us, this past year has meant our home has also served as our space for work or learning. How has this affected your personal sustainability actions? We'll be discussing the impacts of the pandemic and what lessons we might take from this past year. Staff from each of the three...

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Category: UW Bothell | UW Seattle | UW Tacoma
Tags: Tri-campus
UW columns

This past year was unforgettable for many reasons. The challenges facing all of us certainly impacted UW Sustainability, but I am proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2020 and excited as I look forward to 2021. We are eager to continue the university’s progress on sustainability with new opportunities and goals ahead.

This past year marked the adoption of UW’s new Sustainability Action Plan. Our office coordinated much of the planning behind this document, which was officially launched in July 2020. Starting in the spring of 2019, we set out to expand the lens of...

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Tags: Claudia's Corner
WOHESC 2021

The 2021 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainabliity Conference (WOHESC) will be February 11-12. This year's conference is fully virtual, and several UW students, faculty and staff are among the speakers and panelists taking part in sessions over the two-day conference.

WOHESC is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration around sustainability within the Cascadia region's higher education institutions. Conversation, workshops, and networking opportunities...

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Category: Events
Tags: WOHESC

The UW Sustainability team wishes all of you a happy holiday season and best wishes for 2021. We put together a video to share a few goals and tips for sustainability in the New Year:

Our team:
Daimon Eklund, Communications Coordinator
Toren Elste, Program Specialist
Marilyn Ostegren, Renewable Energy Liaison
Fotima Ibrokhim, Campus...

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Tags: Videos | UW Sustainability
ReThink flyer

ReThink, a Foster School of Business student organization which is dedicated to exploring the intersection of business and sustainability, is working to create a centralized, web-based platform to identify and promote small, sustainable businesses. This "Sustainability Upheld in Business" project is hoping to provide consumers, students, and environmentally-conscious individuals with the knowledge and means to discover, investigate, and promote sustainable business practices.

ReThink expects each position to have at least two people and require about five hours a week for at least...

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Category: Student Organizations
Tags: ReThink
UW Farm

The UW Farm is looking for undergraduate students to join the farm staff for the 2021 growing season (mid January through mid December). This student position offers the opportunity to work at farm sites on campus while developing real-life work skills in project management, team work, leadership, communication, volunteer management, food production, food safety, organic practices, and small farm business management. The deadline to apply is December 28.

The mission of the UW Farm is to be the campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and...

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Category: Food | Gardens & Farms
Tags: UW Farm | jobs