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My name’s Jayna Milan and I’ll be helping out the sustainability team as the Communication Intern for this school year! I was born in Malaysia and grew up in Thailand at an international school, and am now a junior studying business with an focus in marketing. I’m incredibly excited to join the team and have the opportunity to highlight student projects across campus and be part of a community that not only cares about the environment, but will work hard to include everyone in the conversation.

I aspire to shake up the traditional corporate world...

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Tags: students

Take a big breath and sit back, midterm season is finally over!

Perhaps it’s just me, but I often get overwhelmed by the sheer number of events and activities there are to do on campus. It’s a double-edged sword as there are so many fascinating speakers, seminars, and fairs to attend, but it’s hard to narrow down exactly which ones to pay attention to from the never-ending list.

Have no fear! Every week, we will compile the top events that you should attend around campus. For a more comprehensive update on upcoming events, check out our...

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Category: Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Weekly Events

If you're interested in games and the environment, sign up for the Sustainability Game Jam this weekend. Inviduals and teams will work Nov. 11-12 to create game concepts and prototypes that promote sustainability. 

Everyone, regardless or background or skill, is welcome. Groups of up to three people can register as a team, or individuals can sign up to be matched to a team. Registered participants should be prepared to commit for most of the weekend. The game jam is intended to provide an immersive environment for creating...

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Category: Events | Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: Sustainability Game Jam | contest

Sambazon and The Ecology Center are looking for students with interesting and innovative sustainability ideas. Winning student projects will receive up to $4,000, along with a Spring semester mentorship from our ecological experts from The Ecology Center.

The “Greenhouse Initiative” competition is open to individuals and student groups. Student must submit a three-minute video by December 3 to enter.

For details and information on how to apply, visit ...

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Tags: contest


UW Recycling is hiring for a Program Coordinator, with the posting closing on November 7See the full job post and apply at the UW jobs site.

This position will serve as one of three primary customer contacts for UW Recycling, and as department coordinator for strategy management systems and process improvement initiatives.

Other job responsibilities include providing...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | jobs

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is a student-funded, student-run grant organization for student-driven sustainability projects on campus. Along with a student committee, the CSF has a trio of student employees who help the fund and its projects run smoothly. There are two new faces on the CSF staff this year - along with returning CSF coordinator Kyle McDermott, the CSF welcomes new Outreach Coordinator Whisper St Christopher and its first Project Development Intern, Ian Rose. 


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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund

The November sesssion of our monthly Green Certification Workshop Wednesday will be November 1 at 1:30-2 p.m. in Gerberding Hall room G26. These Workshop Wednesdays are monthly open presentation and discussion sessions on the Green Office and Green Lab certifications.

Everyone is welcome to join and learn more about these programs - we'll have a brief presentation, answer questions...

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Category: Events | Green Certifications
Tags: Workshop Wednesdays | Green Office | Green Labs

Judy Twedt credits two things in fostering her interest and love for the natural world: the Pacific Northwest and a scholarly interest in philosophy.

Growing up in the PNW, Twedt loved the powerful mountain landscapes, the bounty of trees and the cold, salty grey water of the Puget Sound. She also remembers having an early interest in the people of the region, something which led her to leave her home of Tacoma to pursue a degree in philosophy at Colorado college.

Though she chose to study philosophy, she never left behind her affection for the environment. By choosing to...

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Category: Awards & Recognition
Tags: HGA17 | Husky Green Awards | Judy Twedt

Guest submission by Adam Fehn, UW Recycling Program Coordinator

Once you become familiar with being part of a campus community that’s renowned for its sustainability practices, it can be hard to believe that a formal recycling program at University of Washington was established only 26 years ago. Thanks to several key student-lead initiatives, UW Recycling eventually grew to become a team of 14 administrative and operations members that support the entire campus every day.

The seeds were first planted in 1970, when...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | history

Guest submission by Audrey Taber, UW Recycling Student Waste Diversion Coordinator

UW is home to a diverse and vibrant student body, with individuals coming from over 100 different countries, all 50 states and various counties within Washington state. Since many locations outside of campus follow different waste diversion procedures, confusion arises when it comes to figuring out what items can be discarded in which bin. There are plenty of common questions that come up when talking with students on campus, so UW Recycling is here to provide some definitive answers below:...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling