Digital Earth Day Seminars flier

Gabrielle Coeuille and Pooja Kumar are bringing a new perspective to sustainability with their presentation as part of the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) Digital Earth Day Seminars. Both are currently interning with UW Recycling: Gabi is the Waste Diversion & Reduction Intern and Pooja is the Waste Diversion Assistant.

This pair will present together on environmental justice and education in local indigenous communities, topics they both researched for their senior projects. The Digital...

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Category: Events
Tags: WAHESC | Earth Day | Gabrielle Coeuille | Pooja Kumar
recyclemania logo

What an unconventional year for RecycleMania! UW Recycling planned several campaigns including events encouraging reusable mug/tumbler use and a clothing repair workshop. However, these events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington. As the competition wraps up, let’s take a look at the successful events this year:...

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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | RecycleMania
Two people working on the UW Farm

Guest post by UW Farm manager Perry Acworth

Wearing calf-high rubber boots, knit hats, gloves and full foul weather gear - overalls and hooded jackets - two farmers, keeping 6 feet apart if not more, commence transplanting hardened-off, 2-inch high multi-colored Swiss chard. Rain, and then hail, falls the entire day from gray, swiftly moving, cloudy skies. Two times the sun managed to come out, offering a brief break in the downpour.

The farm located at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) is one of three growing sites for...

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Category: Food | Gardens & Farms
Tags: UW Farm | COVID-19
2020 trash art contest winning art pieces

As part of RecycleMania, UW Recycling hosted a Trash Art Contest where UW students and staff submitted art pieces made of trash, recyclable and salvage materials. Three winners were chosen based on the criteria of: originality/creativity, theme of sustainability, material usage and relevance to personal and/or UW campus waste.

The UW Recycling selection committee was blown away at the art pieces that were submitted. The team...

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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | Earth Day | Art | RecycleMania | contest | trash art
man working at computer

Reducing the amount of waste we produce and diverting material to recycling and compost is a major aspect of sustainability.  Although you don’t have access to all the campus resources, you can still stay sustainable while teleworking.

Due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, waste reduction hasn’t been so easy. With bulk sections in grocery stores being closed, bring your own container initiatives being limited, and dine in options at restaurants no longer being available, it makes reducing waste tough. Despite these difficult and necessary changes, use these tips to help...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | home
Mercer Court solar panels

For almost a decade, UW Solar has made impacts by generating power and energy all across campus. Since getting solar panels installed on the roof of Mercer Court in 2014, the group has grown and worked with campus partners to add solar to several West Campus residence halls and the new Life Sciences Building.

With no signs of slowing down, UW Solar is looking to carry out two major projects this year that will encourage the use of alternative energy at the university.

The first is a campus-wide plan...

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Category: Energy | Student Organizations
Tags: UW Solar
Weekly sustainability events March 2-9

As we head into the final weeks of the quarter, consider taking a break from the books by checking out events happening all across campus. This week’s events mainly cover getting out the message about your research findings, and informing policy practice.

We highlight the top sustainability-related events across UW each week so you can quickly find the ones you're interested in. We also always have a full, comprehensive list of all campus sustainability events on our calendar. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to keep up to date on all the sustainability...

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Tags: Weekly Events
Trash Art images featuring a camera made out of cans and a bracelet made out of camera film

This 2020 contest has now ended. See the winners here, or learn about the 2021 contest here.

UW Recycling is holding a Trash Art Contest in March, with $150 in gift cards to be awarded to the winners.

The contect, part of this year's RecycleMania effort, is open to all UW students and staff. Participants...

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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: RecycleMania | Art | contest | Earth Day | trash art
Environmental Justice Conference poster

The College of the Environment's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at University of Washington (UW) will celebrate its Third Environmental Justice Conference on April 7, 2020 in Alder Hall. This conference emerges from an ongoing conversation across UW departments and community leaders regarding how to foster equitable collaborations with local and global communities. The main objective of this conference is to reflect on best practices around community-based approaches in order to fully understand the positionality of researchers...

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Category: Events
Tags: Environmental Justice | College of the Environment
Sustainability events for Feb. 10-16

Find some sunshine in the midst of midterm season and this nonstop rain by seeing how community members incorporate sustainability into their work. These groups and individuals keep the Earth in mind when making their way to work, gearing up the sports teams, or telling stories about the environment. 

We highlight the top sustainability-related events across UW each week so you can quickly find the ones you're interested in. We also always have a full, comprehensive list of all campus sustainability events on our calendar. You can...

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Category: Events
Tags: Weekly Events