As part of this year's Earth Day events, UW Sustainability had a great time with our first ever "Pie in the face" event. What is this, you might ask? Well, we asked staff and faculty members to answer trivia questions asked by students. The penalty for a wrong answer was a pie in their face!
UW Bothell is hosting the event "Climate Dialog - Sustainable Food Systems" on Wednesday, April 21, at 1 - 3 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
This is a guest post from 10-year-old Sharda Shah, the daughter of Mauli Shah who works in UW Medicine’s IT Department. As they have been looking for projects at home, this Earth Month they found a solar cooker sitting unused in their shed and decided to try it out. Here are Sharda’s thoughts on using a solar cooker, and how it shows solar energy can be useful even at small scales.
Gabrielle Coeuille and Pooja Kumar are bringing a new perspective to sustainability with their presentation as part of the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) Digital Earth Day Seminars. Both are currently interning with UW Recycling: Gabi is the Waste Diversion & Reduction Intern and Pooja is the Waste Diversion Assistant.
As part of RecycleMania, UW Recycling hosted a Trash Art Contest where UW students and staff submitted art pieces made of trash, recyclable and salvage materials. Three winners were chosen based on the criteria of: originality/creativity, theme of sustainability, material usage and relevance to personal and/or UW campus waste.