Dubs the dog in front of RecycleMania sign

RecycleMania starts this week at the University of Washington! For the eighth year, the UW will be participating in the friendly recycling competition.

As part of RecycleMania, UW Recycling will be organizing events and activities to promote waste reduction with campus partners.

Get Caught Green-Handed with SEED

Show off your recycling know-how when you get caught “green-handed”. Participants who sort their waste correctly at Local Point Café on Feb. 12 will be rewarded for being sustainable!

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: UW Recycling | RecycleMania
UW Campus Food Pantry

The UW Food Pantry has an opening for a student Fresh Food and Sustainability Intern. The focus of this position is on food gleaning/recapture from the UW Farm and on-campus dining locations for redistribution at the UW Food Pantry. This might be for you if you enjoy being outside, working with the UW Farm, and are interested in bringing your peers together to reduce food waste and help students in need.

The internship requires 10-14 hours per week. Applications are due on Handshake by February 9....

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Category: Food | Gardens & Farms
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Sustainability events for Feb. 3-9

Communities both local and worldwide are taking various approaches to practicing sustainability. This week, there are opportunities to learn about how the environment and climate change impact different groups. Sit in on an event about children’s health, New York’s role in maintaining green cities, or the significance of the local kokanee salmon.

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...

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plastic film

What’s plastic film you ask? Plastic film can be a variety of materials including shrink-wrap, bubble wrap and shopping bags.

Effective January 1 2020, UW’s plastic film recycling process has changed. Plastic film is no longer accepted in regular recycling bins and will need to be dropped off at specific locations to be recycled.

What types of plastic film are recyclable?

The easiest way to tell if the plastic film can be recycled is the “stretch test.” If you can stretch the...

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Tags: UW Recycling
Nutritional Sciences Program winter seminar: Food Systems in the age of Climate Change

What do you think of when you hear the word soil? When assistant professor Brittany Johnson asks students this question at the start of her Introductory Soils course, words like "dirty," "life," "brown," and "nutrients" come to mind. But soil is much more complex than that, Johnson says.

Johnson emphasized the many roles of soil in the recent lecture "From the Ground Up: Climate Impacts of and on Soils," part of the Nutritional Sciences winter seminar "Food Systems in the Age of Climate Change." This presentation aimed to...

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Category: Climate Change | Events | Food
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Sustainability events this week: Jan. 27 - Feb. 1

Every one of us interacts with food on a daily basis in some way. This week, the UW Farm, Campus Food Pantry and ASUW Student Food Cooperative will be discussing various aspects of our food systems as part of the Sustainability Stories seminar series. Also happening this week is a Student Sustainability Forum, movie screening, discussion on diversity and much more. 

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 ...

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food waste

This Fall, UW Recycling staff once again guest-taught students in the Nutritional Sciences 302 Food Systems class - led by faculty members Yona Sipos and Jennifer Otten - regarding the composting process and how to sort compostable materials on campus. The students were then given an assignment to think about ways the...

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Category: Food | Recycling, Compost & Waste
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Sustainability events for Jan. 20-26

This week, get your hands dirty at a pair of volunteer events with the Society for Ecological Restoration - UW Chapter, learn how climate change is also changing our soil and what that might mean for future food production, or get a selfie with Dubs while checking out great deals at UW Surplus!

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 ...

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Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Indigenous Foods Symposium

The UW American Indian Studies Department and Na’ah Illahee Fund invite Individual, Panel, or Workshop abstracts for the “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods Symposium to be held on May 1 & 2, 2020 at the University of Washington’s wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House.

Submissions are due on January 20, 2020.

The 2020 theme is “Food is Resistance! Water. Soil. Seeds.” The symposium is seeking abstracts that focus on maintaining and revitalizing Indigenous food systems that resist colonization and center...

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Sustainability events for Jan. 13-19

There are tons of events happening around the University of Washington. Each week, we'll highlight the top sustainability-related events across UW 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 events happening around UW.

This week's events include:

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