The 2022 Trash Art Contest, organized by UW Recycling, gave UW artists a space to make statements around waste and sustainability while using materials usually thought of as trash.
Five winners transformed trash into stunning art pieces in the third annual UW Trash Art Contest.
The contest, organized by UW Recycling, received more than 20 submissions from students, faculty and staff in the categories of literature, 2D art and 3D art. The artwork needed to be created from items normally thought of as trash. Artists were asked to express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste.
This year's winners were:
Winners of the 2021 Trash Art Contest express impacts on the environment through written and sculpted art pieces.
Enter the 2022 Trash Art Contest
Garbage may not be the most ideal art material, but it combines conservation and art creation to achieve profound results.
The deadline to submit your Husky Green Award nominations has been extended to Sunday, March 10!
With over 80,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus, it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer number of packages, textbooks, course packets and dorm mail UW Mailing Services delivers on a daily basis. Thankfully, those deliveries are now a lot more efficient and environmentally friendly.
This year UW Sustainability is celebrating 10 years of working to advance sustainability at the UW!
Our mission began in 2008 when we were formed as the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office, a small team of two staff and two students under the leadership of then-Senior Vice President V'Ella Warren and then-Associate Vice President Ruth Johnston (who is now helping lead UW Bothell as the Vice Chancellor of Planning & Administration). Today, we’re known as UW Sustainability, and I have had the privilege of working with passionate staff and students
As the student sustainability assistant, Alexa Russo became an integral part of UW Bothell's sustainability work. So integral, that after graduating she was asked to stay on as UW Bothell's interim sustainability coordinator.
Alexa was first introduced to Bothell’s Sustainability Office at a club fair on campus. What was a quick casual chat with the then-Sustainability Coordinator Cassie Lubenow sparked a relationship with the office that outlasted her student career.
Frieda Luoma-Cohan wasn’t content to confine her college experience to the classroom.
As an Environmental Studies student, she sought out opportunities to take her learning outside, whether it was on a class field trip, an outdoor excursion, or the opportunity to be the official steward of the new Sustainable Learning Space on south campus.
Sustainability in the arts, greening health sciences, and certifications for student groups. Selling succulents for sustainability, greening the greek community, and leading local markets. The students of UW EcoReps work on sustainability inititatives that have an impact on many different aspects of the Univeristy of Washington.
Henry Milander has always held an interest in sustainability. He spends many Saturday mornings with hands in the dirt, removing invasive plant species and cleaning up local parks through UW Rotaract. Social issues are well on his radar, too; Henry often volunteers his time at organizations that train disadvantaged individuals in culinary arts, and others that alleviate food insecurity.