Lisa comes to the University of Washington from Snohomish County, where she served as the county’s Energy and Sustainability Manager for the last 12 years. At Snohomish County, Lisa led a team of eight staff in the county’s Office of Energy and Sustainability, overseeing climate action and sustainability planning, energy and resource conservation programs, the Weatherization Program, Energy Smart Loan Program, and Savvy Septic Program. Prior to joining Snohomish County, Lisa worked in the private sector as a planning consultant.
The Whole U and UW Sustainability are partnering to host a series of virtual conversations around sustainable and ethical food systems.
Sessions will feature experts in the following areas:
If you are moving out of an HFS residence hall or apartment, you can donate certain items through the UW’s SCRAM (Student Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) event. Donations will go to various local organizations including the UW Food Pantry, Northwest Center and DESC. The event runs from June 6-11, 2022. Only HFS residents can donate during SCRAM.
The 2022 Trash Art Contest, organized by UW Recycling, gave UW artists a space to make statements around waste and sustainability while using materials usually thought of as trash.
UW Net Impact, a Foster School of Business student group focused on sustainabilty, is hosting a discussion around Climate Justice & Business on Tuesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in the Paccar Building's Deloitte Commons.
This event will include discussions about climate justice in the global, local, and business context, as well as how to apply principles of climate justice as business leaders.
Snacks will be provided, and all are welcome to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Five winners transformed trash into stunning art pieces in the third annual UW Trash Art Contest.
The contest, organized by UW Recycling, received more than 20 submissions from students, faculty and staff in the categories of literature, 2D art and 3D art. The artwork needed to be created from items normally thought of as trash. Artists were asked to express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste.
This year's winners were:
The Washington State Department of Ecology has partnered with Washington Sea Grant to create the new Washington Applied Sustainability Internship (WASI) program. This is a paid 10-week internship for college students to work with a business on pollution prevention and sustainability projects.
The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is now hiring for two undergraduate student positions: Outreach Coordinator and Project Development Specialist. Both positions are open to current UW students. The roles are expected to work 15 to 19.5 hours a week during the academic year and summer, and pay $20/hour.
Tatiana Brown (she/hers) has recently started her role as the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) coordinator. Tatiana is a concurrent MPA/MPH student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Health Systems and Population Health School of Public Health. Tatiana is focused on the intersection of leading health policy and creating health interventions in collaboration with marginalized communities in urban spaces.
There are two volunteer opportunities at the Center for Urban Horticulture this Monday, January 17, as part of the MLK Day of Service. Anyone with proof of vaccination can volunteer with the UW Farm from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. UW students also have the chance to volunteer with the Society for Ecological Restoration's Native Plant Nursery from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.