Find some sunshine in the midst of midterm season and this nonstop rain by seeing how community members incorporate sustainability into their work. These groups and individuals keep the Earth in mind when making their way to work, gearing up the sports teams, or telling stories about the environment.
Communities both local and worldwide are taking various approaches to practicing sustainability. This week, there are opportunities to learn about how the environment and climate change impact different groups. Sit in on an event about children’s health, New York’s role in maintaining green cities, or the significance of the local kokanee salmon.
What do you think of when you hear the word soil? When assistant professor Brittany Johnson asks students this question at the start of her Introductory Soils course, words like "dirty," "life," "brown," and "nutrients" come to mind. But soil is much more complex than that, Johnson says.
Every one of us interacts with food on a daily basis in some way. This week, the UW Farm, Campus Food Pantry and ASUW Student Food Cooperative will be discussing various aspects of our food systems as part of the Sustainability Stories seminar series. Also happening this week is a Student Sustainability Forum, movie screening, discussion on diversity and much more.
This week, get your hands dirty at a pair of volunteer events with the Society for Ecological Restoration - UW Chapter, learn how climate change is also changing our soil and what that might mean for future food production, or get a selfie with Dubs while checking out great deals at UW Surplus!
There are tons of events happening around the University of Washington. Each week, we'll highlight the top sustainability-related events across UW so you can quickly find the ones you're interested in. We also always have a full, comprehensive list of all campus sustainability events on our calendar. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to keep up to date on all the sustainability events happening around UW.
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Winter break and the holiday season are in full swing, leaving most people wishing for a white winter. What if you made it a green winter instead? From gift ideas for someone special to cleaning up after the new year, here are five tips for being more eco-friendly this season.
Residents of the new North campus dorms may not notice the many sustainability features of their buildings. If they take a closer look, they’ll find the residence halls are rich with hidden touches that save energy and make living easier.
All residence halls on North Campus are LEED certified, meaning they were built with sustainability in mind. Students, though, might not be aware of some features that Housing & Food Services (HFS) implemented.
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.