Sustainability at home event with schools across the state

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The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) is hosting "Sustainability at home" on May 12, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For many of us, this past year has meant our home has also served as our space for work or learning. How has this affected your personal sustainability actions? Hear from students and staff across the state of Washington about their personal sustainability actions, how the pandemic has impacted them, and what you can do to continue being a sustainability champion while "at home" or socially distanced!

Call for proposals for WOHESC 2022

Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2022

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is now accepting proposals for the next conference, to be held March 2-4, 2022. The conference theme is "The Path Forward to an Equitable and Regenerative Economy." The conference program will look at fair, equitable and sustainable economies, and rebuilding with a clean, green careers-driven approach.

Sustainability trivia with a twist for Earth Day!

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This Earth Day, watch UW faculty and staff answer sustainability questions, with a twist: Wrong answers get a pie in the face!

Faculty Kristi Straus of Environmental Studies and Rebecca Neumann of Civil & Environmental Engineering are joined by UW Sustainability Director Claudia Frere-Anderson to take on the challenge. The event will be on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, at 12 p.m.

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Join an Earth Day screening of Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi screening

All UW faculty, staff and students are invited to a virtual Earth Day screening of the movie "Fantastic Fungi," followed by a dicussion with fungi experts. 

UW Tacoma is hosting the screening on April 22 at 6 p.m. The visually-stunning film teaches you all about fungi, from their effects in the human body to how fungi help the Earth. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with fungi experts Erica Cline, UW Tacoma associate professor, and Renee Davis, MA, Fungi Perfecti director of Research and Development.

Learn how to reduce paper with Records Management Services

2021 UW Earth Day events

UW's Records Management Services is working to Fetch the Future and help prepare the UW to eliminate paper records by February of 2022. This April, Records Management is hosting a series of events to celebrate both Earth Day and Records Management Month, and to give staff across the UW opportunities to learn more and discuss challenges around move to all-digital records.

Submit a video for Earth Day

UW Earth Day 2021

As part of the University of Washington's 2021 Earth Day recognition, UW Sustainability is collecting videos showcasing how people practice sustainability in their everyday life. We want to showcase how people are connecting with sustainability in their own personal or academic life during the pandemic and beyond.