This week is packed for a range of events hosted by the ASUW Student Food Co-op, the Undergraduate Women in Business Association, and other student groups! 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...Read more
The weather is getting nicer (finally), so Sqwatch is inviting you to join him in exploring some of the sustainable features on UW's Seattle campus! Not only can you discover some new spots on campus, all you have to do is take a few selfies along the way to earn a Sqwatch tote bag!
To join the Sqwatch Quest and earn your tote bag, there are only a few simple things you have to do.
There's a little-known space in the HUB, all the way to the back of the ASUW offices. There, you'll find a tiny room with crates full of dried fruits, granola, green lentils, and tea lining the walls, soft music playing in the background, and friendly staff asking, "How has your day been going?"
You might forget for just a minute that you’re still on campus.
Welcome to the Bean Basket, a student powered brick and mortar bulk buying store that strives to provide an accessible place for the community to purchase affordable and...Read more
With Earth Day festivities behind us, we’re back to our regular weekly sustainability event posts! The sustainability events calendar is always packed with new 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...Read more
It's time for Bike Everywhere Month! May is a great time to break out the bicycles and celebrate biking. UW Transportation Services has several events happening throughout the month, and everyone is encouraged to join the Bike Everywhere Challenge and track your rides throughout the month.
Bike Everywhere Challenge
The 2018 Bike Everywhere Challenge, organized by Washington Bikes, is a challenge for new and experienced riders alike. Register online and track your rides throughout the month of May for a chance...Read more
Students who are interested in the green building industry have an opportunity to attend a LEED Green Associate training session on campus Saturday, May 5, from 1-5 p.m. in Loew Hall room 112.
LeadingGreen is hosting the training, which prepares students to take the LEED Green Associate exam administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.
From LeadingGreen's event information:
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainablity scorecard for green buildings. The LEED Green associate is the only...
The words sustainability and business are not often heard together in the same sentence within the corporate sector.
As traditional business practices have typically prioritized profits over purpose and people, many people remain critical about a company's true intentions. Thankfully, slow and steady progress over the years have created an undercurrent of individuals, organizations, and business leaders who have repeatedly asked: how can businesses do good in the world?Read more
Civil and Environmental Engineering students got hands-on experience with energy conservation and renewable energy this winter.
A class taught by assistant professor Amy Kim used a small solar-power installation on More Hall to power everyday office equipment, such as a computer and table lamp. The course looks at developing sustainability strategies for buildings which promote the health and wellness of the occupants.
From the UW Civil and Environmental...Read more
Albatrosses, dogs, bears - oh my!
New events are up on the sustainabilty events calendar, and we can’t wait for you to check them out. We've listed a few of the top options this week below, and you can always 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....Read more
In March 2018, UW Botanic Gardens and the Burke Herbarium co-hosted the second annual Washington Botanical Symposium with an exciting new, lower-carbon way to attend: via livestream.
UW EDGE, a co-sponsor of the livestream event along with UW Sustainability, set up a conference livestream, brought in all the necessary equipment, and managed online access for about twenty (out of 158 total registrants) remote attendees from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Participants...Read more