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!

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

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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.

2021 Trash Art Contest winners get creative for the environment

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Winners of the 2021 Trash Art Contest express impacts on the environment through written and sculpted art pieces.

Garbage may not be the most ideal art material, but it combines conservation and art creation to achieve profound results.

This can be seen firsthand in the submissions from this year’s art contest.  From a one-act play about a sustainably-minded couple to a net made from plastic envelopes, each art piece shows how art can shift perceptions of waste.