With over 80,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus, it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer number of packages, textbooks, course packets and dorm mail UW Mailing Services delivers on a daily basis. Thankfully, those deliveries are now a lot more efficient and environmentally friendly.
This year UW Sustainability is celebrating 10 years of working to advance sustainability at the UW!
Our mission began in 2008 when we were formed as the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office, a small team of two staff and two students under the leadership of then-Senior Vice President V'Ella Warren and then-Associate Vice President Ruth Johnston (who is now helping lead UW Bothell as the Vice Chancellor of Planning & Administration). Today, we’re known as UW Sustainability, and I have had the privilege of working with passionate staff and students
You see the bright green bikes at racks across campus. Are you already a pro at using bike share to get around campus, or are you wondering how to get started? If you have questions, we've got answers.
The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), taking place at UW on February 25 - 27, 2019, is currently looking for session and speaker proposals. The submission deadline was recently extended to October 15 - students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit session proposals on their sustainability work or case studies to share with people from schools across our region.
The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, the first collegiate sustainabilty conference focused on integrating sustainability into college athletics and across college campuses. The Pac-12 is committed to using the power of sport to promote healthy, sustainable practices to its campus communities and among Pac-12 fans.
The conference will be held June 25-26, 2019, and proposals for case studies, speakers and conference sessions are due Nov. 30, 2018.
Work on creative, innovative solutions to environmental problems this Fall as part of the Environmental Innovation Practicum through the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. This weekly, two-credit seminar helps students discover how cleantech solutions are addressing pressing environmental issues, and how they can be part of those solutions.
Fall quarter is nearly here, and it's Dawg Daze time! Whether you're a new student on campus or returning for another year, these Dawg Daze events will give you a good introduction to sustainabiltiy efforts on campus, and some ideas on how you can get involved.
Sustainability walking tour
Friday, September 21
meet at Drumheller Fountain, 1 p.m.
Avoid the traffic this Saturday and bike to Husky Stadium for the football game! Once there, UW Transportation Services has a bike valet for secure parking during the game.
The bike valet is on Rainier Vista, just off the Burke-Gilman trail and close to the stadium. You can drop your bike off anytime starting three hours before kickoff, and pick up the hour after the game ends. For more information on the bike valet program, contact UW Transportation Services at 206-616-7493.
Students living in the north campus neighborhood who are moving at the end of the summer (or who just have unwanted items to get rid of) can keep their stuff off the streets during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup on August 30 and Sept. 24-25. All students can stop by the cleanup station on 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. on these days and drop off unwanted items for free.