Apply for RecycleMania 2015 Planning Committee

Want to help reduce waste at UW? Apply to join the RecycleMania Student Planning Committee!

The University of Washington competes for national recognition in RecycleMania, a tournament in which college campuses compete to see which can recycle and compost the most campus waste. The Student Planning Committee works directly with UW Recycling to guide the campaign, lead activities and pilot projects to reduce campus waste and help UW move to the top of the rankings!


Ride in the Rain Kickoff tomorrow

UW's Ride in the Rain Challenge will kick off Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Architecture Hall Auditorium (Room 147). The kickoff event will feature the award presentation for UW's recent Gold Bicycle Friendly University award - League of American Bicyclist President Andy Clarke will talk about how universities are catalysts for the creation of bicycle-friendly communities and will present the award to UW Associate Vice President for Facilities Services Charles Kennedy.

Welcome to In Our Nature, the UW Sustainability blog!

The University of Washington Sustainability office has created this blog to showcase the stories of sustainability across the University of Washington.

This blog is a place to discover the many sustainability efforts by students, faculty and staff across UW. We strive to tell the wide range of sustainability stories across the university, and we encourage any member of the campus community to submit their own stories for inclusion.

Sean Notes | Diversity in Biodiversity

Seattle Times higher education reporter Katherine Long recenty covered an innovative project at UW aimed at diversifying the conservation workforce. Housed in the College of the Environment and directed by Dr. Sean Watts, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a conservation immersion program that aims to broaden participation within conservation and diversify what it means to be a conservation professional.

Claudia Frere-Anderson

Claudia Frère-Anderson is the Director of the UW's Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office and oversees communications, reporting, and programs in addition to surpervising staff and many students and interns. Frère-Anderson started her career in the financial services industry prior to working in the nonprofit/social entrepreneurship sector in the San Francisco Bay Area.