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
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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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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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Frieda Luoma-Cohan wasn’t content to confine her college experience to the classroom.

As an Environmental Studies student, she sought out opportunities to take her learning outside, whether it was on a class field trip, an outdoor excursion, or the opportunity to be the official steward of the new Sustainable Learning Space on south campus.

“I really seek out that kind of learning. I think it’s the way I learn best...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Student Organizations
Tags: Husky Green Awards | HGA18 | Sustainable Learning Space | Environmental Studies | SAGE

You may have read about China’s changing views on recyclable plastic in the news recently. Are you and your colleagues confused about recycling and composting at the University of Washington? Have you heard rumors that it doesn’t really matter what you do — that it all ends up in the trash anyway? Or do you feel like your efforts as an individual won’t make a difference?

Yikes! Hold up!

The truth is the UW Recycling team — of Building Services Department — collects sorted recycling, compost and landfill materials on campus every day...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | Trash Talks

I am excited to join UW Sustainability this year as the Green Certifications Program Coordinator. Currently, I am a junior in the University of Washington’s Environmental Studies major, as well as the Fundraising and Business Coordinator for EcoReps and a member of the Campus Sustainability Fund Committee. My interest in sustainability is rooted in my experience with waste – both at the family dinner table and through my work with my high school’s composting program – but has since grown beyond that to include the social and economic aspects of sustainability. My other interests include...

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Hello! My name is Christina, and I am the new UW Sustainability Projects Assistant. I'll be going into my sophomore year at UW this fall, and I am pursuing a double-degree in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management. I'm also the Membership & Service-Learning Coordinator for EcoReps, so I can answer any EcoReps related questions! I enjoy hiking, photography, and taking care of plants. My passion for environmental sustainability stems from my family’s annual camping trips to national parks that have...

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Tags: students | EcoReps

Guest post from UW student Kartik Arora

Trash-It is an app to that uses machine learning to classify if an item goes in the compost, recycle, or landfill. Much of the trash humans currently produce is being thrown into landfills, including many items that could be recyclable or compostable. One way we can cut down on waste in our region is to make sure we properly sort our trash. When people aren't sure which trash can their waste goes into, they often choose the safest option which is landfill. This is the issue my app was made to tackle.

Being an international...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Trash-It | apps

This Earth Day, one green-minded club geared up for a big weekend of recycling clothes. For the first time ever, UW EcoReps partnered with Crossroads Trading Company for a fundraiser honoring Earth Day. Members of the local community were encouraged to stop by Crossroads’ University Way and NE 43rd St location. If they sold an article of clothing and mentioned EcoReps, $5 was donated to the club’s charity of choice.

Staying in line with their mission to “work with peers, faculty, and staff to make the University of...

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Category: Student Organizations
Tags: EcoReps | Solar | Crossroads Trading Co