As you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends, family and food, a little preparation can go a long way in avoiding wasted food. Nearly a third of all food produced in the U.S. ends up being thrown out. Don't let your holiday feast be part of the problem - shop with a menu in mind, and check your fridge to see if you have any food which needs to be used before it goes bad. After you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, keep those leftovers for delicious meals instead of throwing them out.
Long before Seattle existed, this area was home to Native Americans with deep knowledge of the abundant natural food resources of the area. This video, part of the Burke Museum's "Salish Bounty" project, shows what archeologists learned about traditional Coast Salish food from looking at 130 archaelogical sites in the area and talking with local tribal members.
For more information on the project, including recorded stories from tribal members, see burkemuseum.org/salish_bounty
A group of UW architecture students and faculty traveled to the Phillippines this summer for a study abroad program "Architecture Philippines: Building with Bamboo." The students worked with local students and learned about the potential of bamboo as a building material and a cultural symbol.
From taking showers to eating breakfast, individual actions can contribute to making UW more sustainable.
UW labs are proud to be a national leader in sustainability. Whether it’s diverting waste or cutting down on energy use, sustainability is a way of life for many lab members.
When his friends were buying cars, UW student Scott Calvert was busy saving money for a better bike.
It's a passion he's sharing with UW by working at the ASUW bike shop - a hub for the UW biking community that's detailed in this video.
For this year's Sustaining Our World Lecture, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) presented a talk by Molly Steinwalk, the executive director of the Environmental Learning Center in Florida.
Several University of Washington scientists, along with scientists from other schools around the country, have filmed videos to share what their work studying climate change means to them, and their personal feelings on what climate change means to them and the people around them.
This winter and spring, UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences challenged Washington state high school and undergraduate students to grab a camera and film what climate change meant to them in three minutes or less. The prize: up to $5,000 for each age group.