Help shape the 2019 UW Earth Day events! Join the student planning committee which will work in conjunction with UW Sustainability and the College of the Environment to create and program this year's Earth Day celebration on April 22.
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.
The UW Sustainability Action Network is looking for artists interested in showcasing work during the UW Earth Day celebration on April 20. The Earth Day event this year is focused on bridging the gaps between Environmental, Social, Economic and Political sectors to create an intersectional display of what sustainability means.
Jessica Kaminsky is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Washington. A scholar of engineering projects and organizations, she conducts research on infrastructure for developing communities with a particular interest in topics of social sustainability. As part of the UW's Earth Day celebration, she gave a talk on how cultural values impact sustainability. Read the text below:
UW Earth Club president Aaron Tam introduced the club's "Tap That" campaign during the Earth Day celebration, a project that is working to reduce the use of plastic water bottles on campus. Tam is a currently a senior at the University of Washington studying Environmental Science: Wildlife Conservation and Political Science. He's passionate about environmental and socioeconomic justice, and is proud to have contributed greatly to climate action in Washington and campus sustainability efforts.
Barbara Clabots of the Seattle Surfrider Foundation was the introductory presenter at the University of Washington's Earth Day celebration. Clabots is a social scientist focused on improving ocean conservation. Locally, she serves the community as Seattle Surfrider's Volunteer Coordinator to improve water quality in the Puget Sound, leading a program to eliminate cigarette litter.
Hundreds of community members and students gathered on red square in honor of the 46th anniversary of Earth Day at the University of Washington.
“It’s important to spread awareness about how involved the UW is in making our campus more environmentally friendly,” said junior Itzel Medina, one of the many students who came to celebrate the event. “Sustainability really matters.”
Project Tap That is a student campaign to educate UW students about the harmful effects of plastic bottles and promote the use of reusable bottles with tap water.
They'll be kicking off their education and outreach campaign during the Earth Day celebrations on Red Square. Stop by the UW Earth Club or UW Sustainability tables to learn about the benefits of using a reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water, and you might have a chance to pick up a Tap That reusable water bottle of your own!
It's Earth Week!
Earth Day is this Friday, April 22, but our planet deserves more than just a day. There are events happening throughout this week across campus, all gearing up to our Earth day celebration in Red Square on Friday. I've detailed the events hosted by UW Earth Club and UW Sustainabliity - check out our Earth Day events page for the full list of campus events.