It’s Sunday afternoon, and you’re stuck next to the spinach bags in the produce aisle at the grocery store. You can’t move, and you realize: you aren’t the only UW student meal prepping on a sunday night. You resolve to discover new ways of acquiring your bananas and spinach, but luckily for you, we’ve already done the work for you!
Had you been around the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House last Monday evening, you may have stopped in your tracks and been lured inside by the inviting scent of fresh basil and lavender. This year's Spring Humble Feast was not only a community-oriented educational dinner, but also a treat for the senses.
There's a little-known space in the HUB, all the way to the back of the ASUW offices. There, you'll find a tiny room with crates full of dried fruits, granola, green lentils, and tea lining the walls, soft music playing in the background, and friendly staff asking, "How has your day been going?"
You might forget for just a minute that you’re still on campus.
As we all fall into our usual routines for Winter quarter, jazz up your schedule and check out the sustainability events calendar! We've listed a few of the top options for this week below, and you can always check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to keep up to date on all the sustainability events happening around UW!
This fall, the Campus Food Pantry is working to help address food insecurity in the UW community.
The food pantry will be open the first Tuesday of every month - starting next Tuesday, Oct. 4 - in HUB 214 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., as well as at the Ethnic Cultural Center on Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. The food pantry offers food and toiletries to any Husky looking for nutritional support. All that is needed to utilize the pantry is a Husky card.
The UW Nutritional Sciences Program's fall seminar series explores the connections between climate change, nutrition and population health.
Lectures are held every Thursday during the fall from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Alder Commons Auditorium. Topics include the health risks of climate change, the risks climate change presents to health and food security, and what climate change means for the global food system.
See the full schedule below (click image for PDF version):
The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) will be regularly featuring alumni, project leaders and other students who help the CSF make a difference on campus. Today's spotlight is on Gunnar Colleen, who is project lead for the ASUW Student Food Cooperative Bulk Buying Storefront.
CSR Thursdays is a student-authored blog post series in which we share information about the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts underway by the many and diverse suppliers and vendors of the UW. Look no further to start gaining an understanding on what businesses that provide products often purchased by students, faculty, and staff are doing to promote environmental sustainability!
The UW Farm is offering a limited number of peak-season CSA shares, available for five weeks in August.
I was surrounded by a row of fields covered with a variety of crops, ready to learn what the UW Farm was up to this summer. Ellie Garcia handed me a tiny plum, one of the many fruits available at the farm, before detailing her experiences working there.