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 sustainability efforts on campus, and some ideas on how you can get involved.
Sustainability walking tour
Friday, September 20
meet in front of the HUB, 1 p.m.
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.
You can help Husky Athletics make a difference! UW Athletics is looking for volunteers to help reach our Zero Waste goal in Husky Stadium this Fall. Everyone is encouraged to sign up, and groups are welcome.
Volunteers are especially needed for the early-season games, starting with August 31 against Eastern Washington.
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Summer can be a good time to tidy up offices, get rid of unused equipment or move spaces at the UW. Cleaning up or moving out of an office is not an easy task. Not sure where to start? UW Recycling has some general guidelines to follow to get rid of your unwanted items.
So much of the material we handle on a daily basis is made of plastic. Let’s delve into some common questions about the puzzling predicament of perplexing plastic!
This Spring, UW Recycling staff guest-taught students in the Nutritional Sciences 302 Food Systems class - led by faculty member Yona Sipos - regarding the composting process and how to sort compostable materials on campus. The students were then given an assignment to think about ways the University of Washington could reduce food waste.
We've included a selection of the student thoughts below:
UW Sustainability has an opening for a part-time Green Certification Coordinator. This is a 12-19 hour per week position for an enrolled UW student, starting Fall 2019. Full details below. To apply, go to Handshake and search for position 2786073.
UW Sustainability has an opening for a part-time Student Program Assistant, starting at the end of June. This student will report to the Director and work closely with the UW Sustainability team to support the office.
Full details below. To apply, go to Handshake and search for position 2795870.
Students who are getting ready to move out of residence halls or U District housing often have extra items as they pack up. UW Recycling makes it easy to keep those items out of the trash and ensure they go to someone who needs them.