Solar-powered passion

Alex Ratcliff

 Civil & Environmental Engineering senior Alex Ratcliff has worked to increase solar power capacity at the University of Washington throughout his time as a student. Since joining the UW Solar student group as a freshman, Ratcliff has helped oversee new solar installations on the residence halls Maple, Alder and Elm, as well as working on solar installations for the new Life Sciences building.

Enter the Climate Change Video contest

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Together we can tackle climate change. What would it take to turn the tide?

All Washington state high school and undergraduate students can answer that question with a short film for a chance at the $4,000 prize. The UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) and EarthLab want your submissions of films that are two-minutes or less by the April 7, 2019 deadline.

Films can be submitted by individuals or teams, and can take on any genre. The judge's pick wins $4,000 and the people's choice earns a $2,500 prize.

Washington & Oregon Higher Education Conference hosted by UW on Feb. 25-27

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The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), February 25-27, 2019. This is the second annual WOHESC event, which brings together students, faculty and operational staff from campuses across the region, as well as community stakeholders, to advance sustainability in higher education.

Job opportunity: Earth Day Student Coordinator

UW Earth Day, April 22, 2019

The UW Earth Day student coordinator will work with the College of the Environment, UW Sustainability, the Campus Sustainability Fund and campus student groups to help plan and coordinate the 2019 UW Earth Day celebrations. This student will recruit and lead passionate, multi-disciplinary and diverse student volunteers in a planning committee to help determine Earth Day programming, and will also coordinate volunteers for the event.

Apply for a complimentary student registration to WOHESC

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UW Sustainability is offering University of Washington students an opportunity to receive a free registration to next month's Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) taking place February 25-27 on the UW Seattle campus. 

To apply for one of the complimentary registrations, students must fill out a short form describing why they'd like to be considered and actions they've taken for sustainability. A committee will choose the recipients based on need and demonstrated impact for sustainability.