Join us on Thursday, January 16 at 12 p.m. in Allen Auditorium for the first in the Sustainability Stories @ UW series! UW Recycling and UW Surplus will present on their work reducing waste at the UW. Learn more about what both groups are doing to help keep our waste out of the landfill, followed by time for Q&A and networking.
This year’s Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) national conference was held in Spokane on October 28-29. Several students, staff and faculty from the University of Washington traveled east to take part in the conference as presenters and attendees, joining about 2,000 people who gathered to discuss sustainability challenges and efforts.
The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) will be March 2-4, 2020, at the University of Oregon. Submissions are now being accepted for speaker, session and case study proposals. The deadline is October 11.
See the full details below or on the WOHESC site.
UW Sustainability is pleased to introduce a new and improved Green Office Program and Green Lab Certification! We've updated both programs to reflect feedback we've received from participants over the past few years, as well as changes to UW policies. Some improvements you'll notice are:
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.
Photos by Rosemary Reyes
The new Life Sciences Building under construction next to the Burke Gilman Trail features floor-to-ceiling windows all along the south side. The windows allow the sun to naturally light the space, but that sunlight also presents a problem.
In the summer, direct sunlight would overheat the building. Instead of relying on air conditioning, the team behind the building’s design found a unique solution.
As the New Year approaches, there's a simple step UW employees can take to save time, energy and resources.
Opting to receive your tax forms digitally rather than on paper is more secure, and also means you can access them immediately when they are available. It also contributes to a more sustainable University of Washington. UW employees need to take action through Workday by Jan. 5, 2018 to go digital for the upcoming tax season.
Shelby Cramer’s path to the Husky Green Award started with a simple question.
“I was walking with my little sister, and she randomly asked me what this tree was, this tree that was outside our house for years and year and years,” Shelby said. “I didn’t know what to tell her because I didn't know what that tree was, and that was kind of a light bulb moment. I felt a weird sense of shame in not knowing my own place.”