The Post-Landfill Action Network’s Annual Students for Zero Waste (SZW) Conference will be held virtually from November 5-7, 2021. As a member school, all UW students can attend this conference for free. To register for free, sign up on PLAN's website with your uw.edu email address, and then go to the Member Hub.
Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID) is a registered student organization that works on designing, optimizing, installing, financing and assessing the societal impacts of renewable energy systems, with a specific focus on projects that advance equitable access to electricity. GRID has an interdisciplinary mix of graduate and undergraduate students with backgrounds in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and more.
Francis Abugbilla is a Ph.D. candidate in international studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He is currently a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation 2021 Emerging Scholar and a Visiting Researcher at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. His dissertation research is on conflicts and peacebuilding in post-conflict societies. He researches sustainable conflict resolution mechanisms in Africa.
This will be our first chance to recognize the Husky Green Award honorees from 2021 and 2020 in person! Join us to celebrate these Husky Green Award winners who have shown leadership, dedication and initiative in promoting sustainability at all three University of Washington campuses.
Join us for the 2021 UW Sustainability Fair on the main floor of the HUB to celebrate sustainability efforts across the University of Washington. UW departments and students groups will be on hand to discuss their sustainability efforts and how you can get involved. You'll also be able to learn more about the UW's Sustainability Action Plan, which guides our sustainability actions.
Update: the video from this event is posted below
UW Sustainability has been working on achieving Target 5 of the UW Sustainability Action Plan: Reducing carbon emissions from air travel five percent by 2025. A working group of faculty, staff and students representing environmental science, political science, public service, procurement, and other departments and disciplines meet regularly to work towards this goal.
Hey! I'm Leena, the new UW Sustainability Graphic Designer. I will be going into my senior year at UW, finishing up a double degree in Marketing and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. I'm passionate about accessible and inclusive visual communication, and have the main aim of creating spaces for conversation and vulnerability in my work. After graduation, I'm hoping to pursue a career in visual design that allows me to combine my fields of study and solve problems with business thinking rooted in creativity.
There is still time to register for the Fall quarter Environmental Innovation Practicum. This course is designed to help you discover how entrepreneurial innovation is addressing some of our most pressing environmental issues, why sustainability should be embedded in the DNA of every business and the process involved in taking a great idea forward.