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
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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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UW computer science doctoral student Justin Bare recently partnered with local nonprofit Carbon Washinton to create an online tool to give Washington residents the ability to calculate how a state carbon tax swap proposed by the Carbon Washington might impact them financially. The Carbon Tax Swap Caclulator is a neutral, unbiased tool that gives users access to unique information and sheds light on how the tax swap proposal might impact them personally.

>> Read more on the tool n the UW...

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Category: Climate Change | Energy | Environment
Tags: Justin Bare | Climate Policy | Computer Sciences | A World of Good | Online Tools | Sean Notes

In an op-ed published in the LA Times titled "What do you get if you map coming climate disasters? Hello Pacific Northwest", columnist David Sarasohn interviews UW atmospheric professor Cliff Mass on the future of the Pacific Northwest serving as a refuge for Californians and others from across the country seeking relief from the impacts of climate change.

>> Make sure to check out Mass'...

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Category: Climate Change | Environment | Food | Gardens & Farms | Research | Water
Tags: Cliff Mass | Climate Science | David Sarasohn | LA Times | SGS | Sean Notes

A group of UW oceanography students recently spent 10 days aboard UW’s large research vessel, the Thomas G. Thompson, to conduct research for their senior thesis projects. The 24 students traveled to Nootka Sound off the west coast of Vancouver Island and blogged about their daily experiences.

During the trip, shifts...

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Category: Research | Water
Tags: oceanography | research | trip

The University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences wants to know: What does climate change mean to you? Show your vision with a short three-minute video, and you could win a $5,000 prize!

The SEFS contest is open to all high school and undergraduate college students in the state of Washington. Videos can be up to 3 minutes long, and can be in any format you choose: Claymation, music video, film noir mystery, ballet, stand-up comedy routine, rock opera, documentary...and everything else in between.

Prizes will be awarded in high school and undergraduate...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Climate Change | Events
Tags: contest | Videos | SEFS

Image credit: TNT: Jeffrey P. Mayor

In December 2014, reporters from The News Tribune and The Olympian teamed up to explore the impact of climate change on Mount Rainier in a nine-part online multimedia report titled, "Losing paradise: climate change is changing Mount Rainier." In the extensive and multi-faceted report, the research of many students and faculty from multiple universities is highlighted, including several UW students, faculty, and staff (...

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Category: Academics | Climate Change | Environment | Fisheries | Food | Forestry | Research | Water
Tags: Biodiversity | Cliff Mass | Climate Adaptation | Climate Science | Craig Thomas | Elli Theobald | Habitat Loss | Maureen Ryan | News Tribune | Olympian | Press | Press: Professors | Press: Researchers | Tourism | SGS | Sean Notes

This year UW Tacoma gained a new centerpiece designed to connect the campus with and enhance the surrounding urban environment. The Prairie Line Trail provides a new path to walk and bike through campus, and also creates a new common space for the UW Tacoma community.

UWTV's latest episode of UW 360 takes a look at the trail, exploring the history of Tacoma and the railroad line that formerly occupied the space which is now the Prairie Line Trail.

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Category: Buildings & Grounds
Tags: UW Tacoma | Prairie Line Trail | UWTV