The UW Sustainability team wishes all of you a happy holiday season and best wishes for 2021. We put together a video to share a few goals and tips for sustainability in the New Year:
Together we can tackle climate change. What would it take to turn the tide?
All Washington state high school and undergraduate students can answer that question with a short film for a chance at the $4,000 prize. The UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) and EarthLab want your submissions of films that are two-minutes or less by the April 7, 2019 deadline.
Films can be submitted by individuals or teams, and can take on any genre. The judge's pick wins $4,000 and the people's choice earns a $2,500 prize.
The University of Washington is committed to reducing paper consumption at the university and using paper made from recycled content when necessary. Learn more about why that's important with this video, featuring staff and students across UW.
UW Sustainablity is proud to be a partner in the new UW Livable City Year program, which connects UW students and faculty with local communities to work on real-world challenges around livability and sustainablity for a full academic year. UWTV profiled some of the students working on LCY projects this fall in this video:
Last month's SustainableUW Festival brought together people from across the University of Washington to celebrate our many sustainability efforts, and talk about what's next. There were many inspirational discussions and connections - relive some of the festival highlights with this video:
This fall, Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, came to UW to talk about the intersection of climate science and social justice, and how to work to advance equitable preservation of our environment. Kane Hall was at capacity for the event, but you can watch the entire talk below thanks to the Seattle Channel.
What does global warming sound like? UW atmospheric science graduate student Judy Twedt provides an answer in this video, which turns the measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide over several decades into music. As the carbon dioxide levels rise, so does the pitch of the music. It can make for an unsettling listen:
A group of UW students, working with the UW Sustainability office, created a short video with animation explaining the research of Dr. Daniel Kirschen of the UW's Clean Energy Institute, who works on using batteries to address the challenges of incorporating renewable energy into the grid. Enjoy!
Bees are an integral part of our ecosystems, and UW Bothell is making an effort to create a welcoming environment for the resident bees near campus with a pollinator meadow and organic grounds practices. Learn more about the bees at UWB with today's Friday video:
Americans only make up five percent of the world’s population, yet we produce about a quarter of the world’s garbage.