The UW NECA team has put together this short video on how UW Athletics makes sports green at the University of Washington. The NECA team members were: Suzanne Bailon-Schubert, Jessica Danzer, Tracey Tran, Bryce Desrosier, Cody Scott, and Molly Roe.
The UW Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration teamed up with the UW Carpentry Fabrication Shop to transform a dead cedar tree on campus into a bench where the UW community can enjoy the surroundings of the restored forest.
During the SustainableUW Festival, deans and students from three different schools came together to discuss "Solving Grand Challenges," identifying the barriers to solving the largest issues regarding sustainability in various disciplines, and how we can start to address them.
Did you know there are more than seven miles of tunnels running under the UW campus? The tunnels are used to deliver steam and chilled water from the UW power plant to buildings across the university, providing heating and cooling throughout the year.
Want to know how UW Athletics is working toward sustainability? For the long weekend, here's a video of the Husky Highlight keynote address during the SustainableUW Festival detailing the sustainability efforts of the athletic department. Karen Baebler, assistant athletic director for sport operations, takes us through some of the green features of the new Husky Stadium and other facilities, discusses why these actions are important to UW Athletics and brings in a few special guests.
The University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences wants to know: What does climate change mean to you? Show your vision with a short three-minute video, and you could win a $5,000 prize!
The SEFS contest is open to all high school and undergraduate college students in the state of Washington. Videos can be up to 3 minutes long, and can be in any format you choose: Claymation, music video, film noir mystery, ballet, stand-up comedy routine, rock opera, documentary...and everything else in between.
The work of Kevin Wood, research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), was recently highlighted in a Reuters video, Old ship records to shed light on Arctic ice loss. Wood, in partneship with many other researchers and agencies, launched the Old Weather project to utizlize citizen scientists in exploring historical weather data from a wide variety of sources.
Amy Snover, UW climate researcher, Director of the UW Climate Impacts Group, and Assistant Dean for Applied Research in the College of the Environment was interviewed by KING 5 reporter Michael Konopasek in December 2014 on what Governor Jay Inslee should consider as he develops policy around future climate change.
The student housing at Mercer Court includes a number of sustainability projects (like the UW Solar project on the roof). One feature takes advantage of Seattle's rain to help make doing laundry more environmentally friendly: