Seattle City Light & Green Lab Certification logos

Since 2015 Seattle City Light has been providing rebates to departments purchasing ultra-low freezers that meet specific energy efficiency criteria. The list of approved brands and models has recently been expanded and if you are considering replacing an existing or purchasing a new ultra-low freezer, please consider purchasing one of these energy efficient models listed below.

Rebates range from $700 to $1,050 per unit and save between $320 and $420 per unit annually in electricity costs. Contact VWR, Fisher Scientific, Neta Scientific, Eppendorf or Cedar Mountain...

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Category: Energy | Green Certifications
Tags: Green Labs | freezers | rebate
Environmental Justice Conference poster

The 2019 Environmental Justice Conferenceorganized by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the UW College of the Environment, will focus on issues of equity and inclusive collaboration to confront climate disruption. The theme is "In-Reach before Outreach." The main goal of this conference is to reflect on our outreach strategies and look into community-based solutions. Participants will be able to engage with scholars from different...

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Category: Events
Tags: Earth Week | College of the Environment | Environmental Justice | Diversity
Trash-In volunteers

Join UW Recycling for the upcoming 2019 Trash-In held on Red Square Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  During this time, volunteers (a healthy mix of students, staff, and faculty) can sign up for shifts lasting one hour to sort waste collected from buildings on campus. The idea behind the event is to figure out how much compostable and recyclable material we throw away each day which could be diverted from going into a landfill.  At the end of the shift, volunteers will have a better grasp on what materials are recyclable and compostable and have an eye opening glimpse on the...

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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | Trash-In
UW Athletics Sustainability

The UW Athletics Green Team is looking for a student to serve as a Sustainability Intern for the 2019-2020 school year, starting in July. This intern is involved in all areas of the sustainability program including football game day activities, social media content, research and data collection and analysis, committee meetings and many university-wide and athletic sustainability events. The internship is open to currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students and a $500/month stipend is provided...

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Category: Athletics
Tags: Internships
Film series posters

The UW Combined Fund Drive and UW Tower Green Team are partnering to host a monthly sustainability film series starting March 14. Each screening will feature a local environmental nonprofit who will lead a post-screening discussion. All screenings start at 12 p.m. in the UW Tower Auditorium and are free and open to all UW faculty, staff and students. Popcorn will be sold for $1 a bag to benefit the chosen nonprofit.

"Broken Fish" and "A River Poem"

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Learn about wild salmon habitat...

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Category: Events
Tags: Film Series | UW Tower | Combined Fund Drive
Earth Day 2019

Show us how you Engage for Earth. The Earth Day 2019 event is focused on raising awareness of environmental justice and engaging with diverse forms of sustainability. The Earth Day planning committee is hosting a design contest open to all UW students, faculty, staff, and alumni which may inspire this year's Earth Day promotional materials. Applicants are encouraged to submit a poster design for the event. The Earth Day Planning Committee encourages applicants to explore non-traditional design language that goes beyond environmental sustainability and highlights the broad themes of Action...

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Tags: contest | Earth Day


Together we can tackle climate change. What would it take to turn the tide?

All Washington state high school and undergraduate students can answer that question with a short film for a chance at the $4,000 prize. The UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) and EarthLab want your submissions of films that are two-minutes or less by the April 7, 2019 deadline.

Films can be submitted by individuals or teams, and can take on any genre. The judge's pick wins $4,000 and the people's choice earns a $2,500 prize.

Submit your film...

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Category: Climate Change
Tags: contest | Videos | SEFS | EarthLab
Alex Ratcliff

 Civil & Environmental Engineering senior Alex Ratcliff has worked to increase solar power capacity at the University of Washington throughout his time as a student. Since joining the UW Solar student group as a freshman, Ratcliff has helped oversee new solar installations on the residence halls Maple, Alder and Elm, as well as working on solar installations for the new Life Sciences building.

Ratcliff's experience with bringing solar power to UW was recently featured by UW Civil and...

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Category: Energy | Student Organizations
Tags: Civil & Environmental Engineering | Alex Ratcliff | UW Solar
Husky Green Awards

The deadline to submit your Husky Green Award nominations has been extended to Sunday, March 10!

This gives you a little more time to let us know who deserves one of this year's awards. Each year, the UW Husky Green Awards honor individuals and teams across the university who demonstrate initiative, leadership and dedication to sustainability. All winners are chosen from nominations made by the University of Washington...

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Category: Awards & Recognition
Tags: Husky Green Awards
WOHESC 2019 banner

The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), February 25-27, 2019. This is the second annual WOHESC event, which brings together students, faculty and operational staff from campuses across the region, as well as community stakeholders, to advance sustainability in higher education.

The conference will be held primarily at the UW's Husky Union Building, a LEED Gold facility that incorporates many sustainability features. Attendees will hear from a wide variety of...

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Category: Events