As the manager of Cultivate, James Windau makes sustainability a top priority. The on-campus, full-service restaurant works to incorporate local and seasonal food, including serving produce grown on the UW Farm. Windau and Cultivate have recently signed up for Smart Catch, a chef-driven, sustainable seafood program. The program works to support environmentally sustainable fishing practices.
Carolyn Hartman has worked diligently to promote environmental education and campus sustainability in numerous leadership capacities throughout her time at UW.
The UW Farm's 2015 annual report is out - learn what the Farm accomplished over the past year, including raising over $10,000 to build a shelter and two earthen ovens at the Center for Urban Horticulture—a space that will serve as a wash-pack station and community gathering venue for years to come.
By Mishu Pham-Whipple
Investing in buildings to save energy and money has become the norm across institutional and residential domains. As part of an energy conservation effort, the University of Washington has retrofitted light fixtures across campus and measured significant energy and cost savings. What has yet to be measured, however, is how lighting retrofits improve occupant satisfaction and productivity.
By Mishu Pham-Whipple
What do wheelchairs and sustainability have in common?
The Campus Sustainabilty Fund is looking for a graduate student to work as the CSF coordinator beginning this summer through next year. Applications are due April 10 - so don't wait!
To apply, visit HuskyJobs and search for position 100934 and submit a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience and interest in the position. Questions about the position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UW Botanic Gardens and the Student Conservation Association have teamed up to host a work party at the Washington Park Arboretum on Saturday, April 23.
Individuals and groups from UW are invited to join us for this opportunity to dig in and help support the health of our planet. Come get your hands dirty and celebrate Earth Day with us - the first 400 volunteers to register will also receive free lunch and t-shirts!
The University of Illinois at Chicago is accepting applications through July 1 for the 6th Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE), a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals. Admission into the program is highly competitive, drawing from a national pool of applicants. All participants attend free of charge, and will receive lodging for the duration of the two-week program. Many attendees will also receive partial support for travel costs.
The Tobacco Action Group (TAG), UW American Lung Association (ALA), and Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED) are hosting Huskies Kick Butts, a campus-wide cigarette butt cleanup that will raise awareness of the tobacco industry's impact on climate change and the need for UW to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy.