Hi everyone! My name is Annika and I’m joining the UW Sustainability team as the communications intern. I’m currently a freshman in Engineering, hoping to also explore writing along the way. I grew up with a green thumb, where I developed a passion for nurturing plants and admiring the beauty of nature. Once I worked on a science project about honey bees, I realized that the self-sustainability of plants and organisms fascinates me to no end. From there, I knew I wanted to pursue environmental stewardship to greater depths.
The UW Farm is seeking undergraduate student staff members for the 2020 growing season (mid January through mid December). This position offers opportunities to work at three unique farm sites on campus as well as opportunities to develop real-life work skills in project management, team work, leadership, communication, volunteer management, food production, food safety, organic practices, and small farm business management.
The Campus Sustainability Fund's winter funding cycle is now open for proposals from the UW campus community. The CSF grants over $400,000 per year to student-led projects that advance sustainability on UW's campus. The CSF supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and encourages project teams to align with these diverse goals.
Hi! I’m Grace and I am the UW Sustainability team's graphic design intern. I am a junior studying Human Centered Design and Engineering. I am really excited to start this position because it enables me to improve on my design skills while also working around and with people who are passionate about sustainability.
The UW Society for Ecological Restoration's Native Plant Nursery is hosting a Native Plant Sale this Sunday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas Research Conservatory at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Come out and support UW's student-run nursery by picking up plants native to our region.
My name is Madeline Zschiesche, and I am a junior at the University of Washington double majoring in Law, Societies, and Justice and Political Science. I am ecstatic to be joining the UW Sustainability Team as the Green Certification Program Coordinator. I admire the work being done here at UW Sustainability, and am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a hard working team. My interest in sustainability is paired with a drive for inclusivity and a goal of environmental work that includes everyone here at the UW and beyond.
UW Sustainability is hiring a part-time student communications intern for the 2019-2020 school year.
We've all had those moments, holding an item over the recycling bin and hesitating because we're just not sure where it goes. Should it go in recycling? Compost? Landfill?
UW Recycling is here with answers. Here are five quick tips to help you recycle properly on campus.
1. How do I know if I’m recycling properly?
Recyclables should be…
- clean, empty, and dry
- not food-soiled
- kept loose & not bagged
2. How do I properly recycle plastic?
Do you have questions about proper recycling or composting? Are you unsure about what goes in which bin when you're throwing stuff away? UW Recycling wants to provide answers. Here are 10 of the most common recycling myths that pop up on campus, along with definitive answers!
Myth #1: All cardboard and paper is recyclable
Since we need to avoid food or grease in the recycling, pizza boxes and food-soiled paper like napkins should be composted.
This guest post is by Gabrielle Coeuille. Gabrielle is a senior at the University of Washington, majoring in International Studies with a focus on Environmental Studies at the Jackson School. She hopes to explore international waste management systems after graduation.
This summer I had the opportunity to intern with the Waste Management Recycle Corps – an award-winning program that puts college students through an intensive hands-on job training and then deploys them to lead recycling education and outreach in communities across Puget Sound.