UW Sustainability offers a quarterly undergraduate seminar series through First Year Programs that gives students the opportunity to explore sustainability at UW and beyond.

Autumn Quarter

The autumn quarter seminar in the series explores sustainability efforts and resources on campus such as the UW Sustainability campus map, UW Recycling programs, and the student-administered Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF).

Winter Quarter

The winter quarter seminar explores the amount and breadth of sustainability-related academic programs and degrees in more detail.

For student feedback on this course, visit this page.

Spring Quarter

The spring quarter seminar explores how students can make more sustainable choices, personally and professionally.

For student feedback on this course, visit this page.


You can learn more about the current and upcoming seminar course below:

Autumn 2017

  • GEN ST 297-V | Undergraduate Seminar: Exploring Sustainability at UW
  • Friday 2:30-3:20pm
  • 1 credit, C/NC only
  • Open to all majors
  • Instructor: Sean G. Schmidt, sgs1@uw.edu
  • In this course, students will explore opportunities to make more sustainable choices at UW. The seminar will feature many guest speakers from across UW such as the student-funded and student-administered Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), UW Recycling, UW Transportation, UW Athletics Green Team, Housing & Food Services, etc. that will help students learn about how sustainability happens at UW and how they can get involved.

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