UW's first Polar Day is March 30

The UW Future of Ice Initiative is hosting the university's first Polar Day, a day of talks by faculty and students who work in the polar regions, with time for questions and discussions. 

The event starts at 9:15 a.m. at the UW Club's Yukon Pacific Room, but attendees are welcome to arrive starting at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and pastries. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a free lunch.

The UW Polar Day Schedule is below:

Recycle Corps internship

Waste Management is looking for interns to join its Recycle Corps program, which will teach twelve college students the latest strategies in engaging the public and businesses in waste reduction and recycling behavior change. Recycle Corps interns represent the company at various public outreach events.

The Application deadline is April 1. To apply, visit www.wmcareers.com and search for Job #16002668. 

More information:

Student environmental, social and corporate governance research position

The UW Investment Management Co. (UWINCO), which manages the UW's $4 billion endowment, operating and life income funds, is looking for a student research analyst who will conduct research on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) related issues for UWINCO. This is a unique opportunity for an intellectually curious and quantitatively minded individual interested in the intersection of social responsibility and investments.

LEED Green Associate training course at UW April 16

If you're interested in working in the green building industry, you may want to become certified as a LEED Green Associate. This credential shows you have taken the training and have knowledge of the LEED ratings system.

LeadingGreen will be on campus on April 16 for a LEED Green Associate training session in Loew 102 from 1-5 p.m., which will provide an overview of LEED and information designed to help you pass the LEED GA exam administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. 

From LeadingGreen's event information:

Sqwatch's secret #9: What's recyclable?

You’re standing in front of three large bins (recycle, compost, and trash), trying to figure out where exactly to throw away a milk carton. You're pretty sure it shouldn't go in the compost, but you're not sure if it should be recycled. Should you throw it in the landfill bin just to be safe? 

Deciding what to recycle can be tricky – we’ve all been there. Luckily, Sqwatch is here to help.

Sqwatch's secret #8: Compost, compost, compost!

We're lucky in Seattle to have city-wide composting, which makes it easy to keep food scraps out of the landfill. Choosing compost instead of the landfill bin reduces methane emissions and allows for the material to be re-used to increase soil nutrients. However, the city still sends about 100,000 tons of waste to the landfill each year which could be composted.