There are dozens of student groups dedicated to sustainability and the environment at the University of Washington. We have compiled a list of active groups and contact information below. To add your group to our page, email sustainability@uw.edu.

Featured groups

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UW EcoReps
Connecting students with sustainability projects.
UW Farm student volunteers
UW Farm
Opportunities for hands-on agricultural learning at UW.
ASUW Student Food Coop Humble Feast
Student Food Co-op
The ASUW Food Co-op promotes food justice and access.
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SEED
Sustainability club for students living in residence halls.
UW Solar
UW Solar
Students working to increase and promote solar power at UW.
Society for Ecological Restoration native plant nursery
SER UW
Volunteer with the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Full list of sustainability student groups

Below is a list of active environment or sustainability related student groups at the University of Washington. For information on non-environmentally related student groups, see the RSO Directory.

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American Fisheries Society University of Washington Student Chapter

The mission of the Chapter is to advance the conservation and intelligent management of aquatic resources within a context of sound ecological principles, gather and disseminate information pertaining to aquatic science and fisheries management.

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American Water Resources Association

To share ideas within the water resources community at the University of Washington and to provide students with opportunities to interact with water resources professionals.

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Bioengineers Without Borders

Engineering. Low cost. Sustainable. Medical. Technologies. Developing professional & design experience. No borders.

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Bird Club at UW

Our bird watching club will explore the native birds of the greater Seattle area through field excursions and discussion. Open to all levels of birding enthusiasts.

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Bridges to Health

The Bridges to Health Patient Advocacy Center was created in 2008 with the intention of achieving three goals: 1) increasing public awareness and knowledge regarding basic health and preventative medicine via community engagement events 2) encouraging patients to become actively involved in their health decisions and providing patients with the health literacy and skills to do so and 3) expanding access to health services in medically underserved and high-risk populations.

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Campus Sustainability Fund

Our goal is to create a sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious culture by funding student-led projects that lessen the University of Washington's environmental impact.

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Dead Elk Society

The Dead Elk Society works to promote social interaction and networking between graduate students, faculty and staff in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

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Design for America - UW

"How might we build trust in the workplace?"

Our Seattle Design Festival team has been hard at work researching and designing an installation that tackles this question, which will be presented at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party in September.

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Diversity in Clean Energy

Diversity in Clean Energy (DICE) is a student-led organization focused on diversity and equal opportunity in clean tech.

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Earth Club, UW Chapter

To plan and execute projects that encourage environmental stewardship on campus and in the UW community.

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Environmental Alternative Spring Break

To educate and inspire lower-income elementary school students of rural/tribal Washington on varying topics of environmental science.

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Environmental Law Society

It is the purpose of the Environmental Law Society to enhance its members' awareness of environmental issues, develop experience with environmental law and practice, and build connections to the relevant legal community.

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EcoReps at the University of Washington

EcoReps is a student-run organization that works with our peers, faculty, and staff to make the University of Washington a more sustainable place. By aiding in the development of sustainable projects on campus, EcoReps will work in alignment with the UW Environmental Policy statement and the Climate Action Plan goals to decrease UW's environmental impact.

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Engineers Without Borders

To help disadvantaged communities improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering solutions.

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Fish and Turtle Club The purpose of the Fish and Turtle Club at the University of Washington shall be to create a community that shares interest in marine science and promote conservation of wildlife. fishtrtl@uw.edu
Fisheries Interdisciplinary Network of Students

To provide graduate student representation at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, participate in curriculum development, faculty searches, and social events.

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Food Law and Policy Association (FLPA)

The Food Law and Policy Association seeks to educate students and community members on legal issues affecting the global food supply, emphasizing local agriculture and regulation.

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Forest Club

To promote camaraderie between students, faculty, and alumni of the School of Forest Resources by organizing social and academic events.

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Global Brigades at UW

Our mission is to empower volunteers to facilitate sustainability solutions in under-resourced communities.

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Global Health Group

The Global Health Interest Group (GHG) is made up of medical students committed to creating opportunities to engage in global health activities.

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Global Rehabilitation Organization at Washington

Our goal as an organization is to provide an avenue for students to actively work towards a healthier, more accessible, better-supported global community.

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Global Sustainability Initiative Promote sustainability by connecting UW students with clean energy start-up companies. Facebook logo
Green Husky Coalition

The Green Husky Coalition is a group of student organizations that meet monthly to bring together ideas to change and promote sustainable culture on campus. Representatives from all UW student groups are welcome.

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Green Evans

Connect graduate students interested in environmental issues within the Evans School and across campus, Provide an arena for students to create lasting networks, which will help further students’ future professional goals, focus on environmental public policy and problem solving occurring locally and globally, enhance students’ understanding and participation in the environmental policy process, and increase all Evans School students’ knowledge of environmental issues through events, panel discussions and social activities.

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Green Greek Representative Program

Through impactful action and innovative strategies, the GGRP has become a national leader for the sustainability movement on college campuses.

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Huskies for Food Justice

Huskies for Food Justice is committed to educating our peers about Big Food’s agenda, and taking action towards a better food system where people, not profit, are served.

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HuskyADAPT

Our unique community aims to initiate conversations regarding accessibility and ignite change through engineering design.

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Net Impact

Net Impact's mission is business for the greater good. We are a the Foster MBA chapter of a national organization. This group is for MBAs but other programs can come to our events (find out about them through our newsletters). We are hoping to start an undergrad chapter too.

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Partners in Health Engage of UW

Partners In Health Engage (PIHE) is building the right to health movement by recruiting and empowering teams of dedicated volunteer community organizers. 

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Partnership for Community & Diversity

Partnership for Community & Diversity (PCD) is a group of graduate students committed to promoting diversity and social justice at the Evans School.

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Precious Plastics of UW

To reduce plastic waste on campus. To educate others about plastic waste and recycling.

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Re-Think

Re Think is a registered student organization at the University of Washington that is working to change the way we function on a global level. We will increase awareness and education on all components of the human impact on the environment and create feasible solutions to redesign our progressing society. We will break the mold of the typical reduce, re-use, recycle model by transforming the way we think as a whole. We are proposing an industrial re-evolution.

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School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Graduate Council The College of the Environment Student Advisory Council advises the Dean and Associate Deans on issues related to students.

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SeaDawgs

Our goal is to foster a strong community of students who are passionate about marine science and the conservation of marine resources through the organization of social events, volunteer work, academic seminars/research presentations, and other projects. We hope to supply the marine community with both a strong network of students at UW, as well as career resources for the future. Anyone associated with the UW with an interest in marine biology is very welcome to join!

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Society for Ecological Restoration - UW Chapter

To create a community for networking among UW and regional restoration students, researchers, practitioners, and other organizations and to share information and job/research opportunities related to restoration ecology.

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Society for Ethnobiology

To provide students and community members with collaborative learning experiences around ethnobiology, food sovereignty and biocultural diversity.

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Sound Scholars

UW grad students researching and advocating for our home environment in Western Washington.

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Student Association for Green Environments (SAGE)

To spread awareness for environmental issues on and off campus and to promote events for greener, sustainable environment. We are committed to community engagement and education, and creating professional opportunities.

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Student Environmental Health Association

To promote awareness of the far-reaching impacts of the environment on human health and create networking opportunities for the members in the professional field of environmental health.

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Student Oceanographic Society The Student Oceanographic Society (SOS) is a student run organization created to promote, inform, and improve the undergraduate experience in oceanography at the University of Washington. Website
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ASUW Student Food Cooperative

Operates a cafe in the South Campus Center and a cart on Red Square, affordably providing healthy, organic, local and sustainably-grown food. By working with the UW Farm, we will turn passive customers into active participants in each step of the food system. The goal of the cooperative is to make the university more sustainable by changing lifestyles through engendering a culture of sustainability.

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Student Environmental Affairs Society (SEAS) Student Environmental Affairs Society (SEAS) is focused on private sector, academic, and government professionals and students dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships, and promoting communication and education. Facebook logo
Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED)

SEED encourages environmentally sound practices in the residence halls and serves to raise awareness about environmental issues that affect the residential community.

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Supplier Diversity Program at UW

Supplier Diversity is the proactive business program which encourages the use of minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned, service disabled veteran owned, historically underutilized business, and SBA-Defined small business vendors as suppliers.

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Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry, University of Washington Student Chapter

To promote the curricular, professional, and social development of University of Washington students majoring in Bioresource Science and Engineering.

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The Graduate Chapter of Society of Women Engineers at University of Washington This section of SWE is geared toward the success of female graduate students in science and engineering.

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The Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy

The Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy seeks to publish leading scholarship and analysis of the domestic and international laws governing human interactions with the natural world.

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UW Bothell Sustainability Club We engage in all sorts of activities related to sustainability on-campus and in the community. Facebook logo
UW Farm

The UW Farm's purpose is to educate the UW community about the global impacts of our food choices as well as teach students how to grow food in a sustainable manner.

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UW International City/County Management Association

UW ICMA is the student chapter of the International City/County Management Association, which develops individuals to serve as Chief Administrative Officers in a variety of local governments.

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UW Solar

An interdisciplinary team of students at the University of Washington in conversation with the UW Housing & Food Services regarding the development of a solar installation with accompanying Industrial Control Systems on buildings at the UW campus, and are engaged in providing effective outreach to students about the benefits of smart solar investments.

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WashPIRG

An organization dedicated to facing up to society's big problems, taking action, and winning concrete changes that improve the quality of our lives.

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Wildlife Society Student Chapter at the University of Washington

Promote the conservation of wildlife species and the ecosystems that sustain them; provide members with an understanding of wildlife management, wildlife biology, and conservation biology.

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Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society

To promote and maintain a high standard of scholarship and integrity among students of forestry, environmental science, and natural resources at the University of Washington.

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