Want to know how UW Athletics is working toward sustainability? For the long weekend, here's a video of the Husky Highlight keynote address during the SustainableUW Festival detailing the sustainability efforts of the athletic department. Karen Baebler, assistant athletic director for sport operations, takes us through some of the green features of the new Husky Stadium and other facilities, discusses why these actions are important to UW Athletics and brings in a few special guests.


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Category: Athletics | Events
Tags: SustainableUW Festival | Videos | Sustainability Summit

There are several opportunities to study at the UW's Friday Harbor Labs on San Juan Island this spring and summer, but application deadlines are coming up fast.

The deadline to apply for spring courses is Jan. 25 and the summer course deadline is Feb. 1. For more information, see the Friday Harbor Labs' ...

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Category: Academics
Tags: Friday Harbor Labs | classes

The UW Department of Germanics presents their Winter quarter 2015 film series titled "Green German, Green Europe". The series features eight films in German with English Subtitles.

All films shown Thursdays at 6:30pm in Gould 322

Category: Academics | Energy | Environment | Environmental Health | Events | Food
Tags: Bees | Dust | Food | Germanics | Germany | Europe | Film Series | Permaculture | Solar | Waste Reduction | Plastic | Sean Notes


Grand Opening Celebration of the University of Washington's Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (pronounced "wulth-lub-altkw" and translated as 'Intellectual House')

March 12-13, 2015


  • Thursday, Martch 12, 2:30pm - 4:00pm - Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Friday, March 13th, 10:00am - 10:00pm - Full Day Celebration
  • Locataion - Intellectual House, 4249 Whitman Court...
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Category: Buildings & Grounds | Events
Tags: Diversity | Intellectual House | Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity | 2014 Focus: Diversity | Cultural Sustainability | Social Sustainability | Sean Notes

The Daily took a look at what Seattle's new composting ordinanice means for the University of Washington.

The law prohibiting food waste and compostable items from trash headed to the landfill went into effect on Jan. 1, as part of Seattle's push to divert 60% of the city's waste away from the landfill. UW is already at 60% diversion, but the campus has a goal of 70% waste diversion by 2020.

“To have local legislation that helps that process is something we really welcome and really...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: composting | The Daily | UW Recycling

Here are some highlights from our Sustainability Events calendar for the week of Jan. 12, 2015. If you know of any events which should be added, let us know.

Category: Events

If you're a sustainability-minded UW employee, chances are you've heard of the Green Office Certification program. If you're really lucky, perhaps you already work in a certified office and have the swag to show off your green cred! If you're unfamiliar with the program, or daunted by the requirements for certification, read on - it's easier than you...

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Category: Green Certifications
Tags: Green Office

What is an ideal food system? That question will be explored Tuesday at the event Creative Re-Imaginings for Food Systems: The Art and Science of Bees, Flight, and Food, hosted by The Common Acre and 21 Acres.

The event, held at 21 Acres in Woodinville, will being with a panel of experts followed by an audience discussion which will find creative solutions for our food systems. The night will...

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The 2015 Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries starts today with a talk on what fisheries can learn from marine mammal management by Andre Punt, director of the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. 

The series features weekly talks on sustainable fisheries every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. until March 12, at the Fishery Sciences Auditorium (1122 N.E. Boat Street). The series examines the biological and social ramifications of our past, present, and future use of...

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Category: Academics | Events | Fisheries
Tags: Bevan series | fish | School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences | lectures

Know someone at UW who is a unsung sustainability hero? Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a Husky Green Award!

The Husky Green Awards recognize individuals and teams from all UW campuses who demonstrate initiative, leadership and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Several dozen students, faculty and staff have received Husky Green Awards since the program began in 2010. Students, faculty, and staff from any of the UW campuses are eligible, and any member of the UW community can...

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Category: Awards & Recognition
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