Here are some highlights from our Sustainability Events calendar for the week of Feb. 2, 2015. If you know of any events which should be added, let us know.

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The Husky Leadership Initiative continues their Leadership Firesides series with Lieutenant General Stephen Lanza, commander of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) I Corps. JBLM has been a sustainability leader in the Puget Sound region for many years along with other miliatary bases. Among discussions on other topics, the Fireside discussion will be an opportunity to...

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Category: Academics | Environment | Events
Tags: Husky Leadership Initiative | Leadership Firesides | Sustainability in the Military | Sean Notes

During the SustainableUW Festival, deans and students from three different schools came together to discuss "Solving Grand Challenges," identifying the barriers to solving the largest issues regarding sustainability in various disciplines, and how we can start to address them. 

Category: Events
Tags: Videos | Huskies for Humanity

The 10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures presents The Psychological Science of Inequity and Inequality. These free lectures discuss the latest research on factors affecting quality of life for underrepresented and non-majority individuals. As part of this popular series, notable experts from across the nation come to the University of Washington to co-present with faculty from the UW Department of Psychology.

This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards.

All lectures will be held in Kane Hall,...

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Category: Academics | Events | Healthcare | Research
Tags: 2014 Focus: Diversity | Children | Diversity | Cultural Sustainability | Inequity | Inequality | LGBT | Psychology | Social Sustainability | Sean Notes

UW Transportation Services is looking for students, faculty and staff to share their commuting stories and serve as models for the University of Washington community.

The best stories will be selected for a photo shoot to show off their commuting option and will be featured by Transportation Services.

If you have a commuting story to tell, let Transportation Services know by clicking this link. You could be be the face of commuting at UW!

Category: Transportation
Tags: commuting | Transportation Services

By Celia Gurney

My alarm goes off at 7:30 a.m. I hit snooze and roll over, eager to return to an exciting dream about IHOP. But just as I’m about to order a side of pancakes with my Smokehouse Combo, I remember something that jerks me awake. I sit bolt upright. There’s no time to waste. I’m about to start another day of work as a consultant for the Green Laboratory Program.

Okay, so I do have a few minutes to waste. I don’t have to be in the office until 8:...

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Category: Green Certifications
Tags: Green Labs

In January 2015, UW CoMotion (formerly Center for Commercialization) hosted a panel innovation leaders to discuss UW's role in regional innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth.

Panelists included Chris DeVore: Co-founder and Managing Partner at Founders’ Co-op and Managing Director of Techstars Seattle, Babak Parviz: Vice President at Amazon, Shwetak Patel: Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, Arthur Rubinfeld:...

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Category: Academics | Climate Change | Energy | Environment | Environmental Health | Events | Fisheries | Food | Healthcare | Research | Technology | Transportation | Water
Tags: CoMotion | Boundless Innovation | Starbucks | Amazon | Microsoft | Madrona Venture Group | Techstars | Shwetak Patel | Babak Parviz | Sean Notes

Here are some highlights from our Sustainability Events calendar for the week of Jan. 26, 2015. If you know of any events which should be added, let us know.

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Image credit: UW Daily/Lindsey Yamada

UW Daily reporter Mohammed Kloub covered the 2015 UW Winter Powwow in his article The power of the powwow. Sponsored by the UW American Indian Student Commission (AISC), the UW Winter Powwow is an intertribal and intergenerational event that celebrates people and place allowing students and cummunity members from many tribes to keep culture and traditions alive for current and future generations. 


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Category: Events
Tags: AISC | Cultural Sustainability | Social Sustainabiliy | Diversity | 2014 Focus: Diversity | FNUW | First Nations | Indigenous | Native American | Sean Notes

V'Ella Warren, Senior Vice President of UW Finance & Facilities and Board of Regents Treasurer, was recently nominated in the Sustainability Hero category for the 2015 Sustainable Seattle Leadership Awards. Warren has been a champion, advocate, and sponsor of social responsbility cross campus for many years.

A few of Warren's key accomplishments include establishing the Lean in Finance & Facilities initiative, the...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Events
Tags: V'Ella Warren | Sustainable Seattle | Awards | Sean Notes