Call for proposals for WOHESC 2023

WOHESC March 6-8, 2023

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is now accepting proposals for the next conference, to be held March 6-8, 2023, at Oregon State University. The conference theme is "Mindscape and Landscape: The Intertwined Nature of Mental, Social, and Planetary Health." 

Submissions for program content, speakers and sessions will be accepted until October 14, 2022. See the full details below or as a PDF.

North Campus Husky Neighborhood Cleanup in August and September

Husky Neighborhood Cleanup logo

UW students living in the North campus neighborhood can get rid of unwanted items for free during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup. On Thursday, August 25 and Tuesday, September 27 trucks will be on site accepting items for donation, recycling or disposal. Recycling and disposal trucks will also be available on Monday, September 25, but the donation vendor will not be available that day.

A UW student Husky card will be required to drop off material.

Accepted items include:

Join us for a volunteer opportunity at the UW Farm on Aug. 19

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Join Campus Rx, a joint collaboration between UW Nature and Health, UW Botanic Gardens, the UW Farm and UW Sustainability, for a volunteer work party and lunch on August 19 at 9-11 a.m.

The work party and lunch are intended to build community around spending time outdoors. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff, or community member, join us to learn more about sustainable agriculture, food systems, and our role in the community! Space is limited to 30 people so please register early!

North campus Husky Neighborhood Cleanup

Husky Neighborhood Cleanup

UW students moving out in the north campus neighborhood can drop off unwanted items for free recycling, donation and disposal this week. 

UW Recycling's Husky Neighborhood Cleanup provides an easy way to get rid of your unwanted items during moveout. Trucks will be at 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. on Thursday, June 9; Monday, June 13; and Tuesday, June 14 from 1-5 p.m. or until trucks are full. A UW student ID card is required to drop off items.

Connecting Mindfully with Nature workshop on May 31

Connecting Mindfully with Nature

The UW Counseling Center is hosting a mindfulness workshop for UW students in the Washington Park Arboretum from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. The workshop will focus on Forest Bathing, the Japanese practice of seeking a deep and meditative connection with nature.

Learn about the mindful connection to nature, engage in the practice and connect with others in the process. 

UW's Net Impact student group hosts a Climate Justice & Business event on April 5

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UW Net Impact, a Foster School of Business student group focused on sustainabilty, is hosting a discussion around Climate Justice & Business on Tuesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in the Paccar Building's Deloitte Commons.

This event will include discussions about climate justice in the global, local, and business context, as well as how to apply principles of climate justice as business leaders.

Snacks will be provided, and all are welcome to attend. Contact ramirezi@uw.edu with any questions.

MLK Day of Service events at the Center for Urban Horticulture

There are two volunteer opportunities at the Center for Urban Horticulture this Monday, January 17, as part of the MLK Day of Service. Anyone with proof of vaccination can volunteer with the UW Farm from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. UW students also have the chance to volunteer with the Society for Ecological Restoration's Native Plant Nursery from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.