Sustainability Bus Tour Rolls Onto Campus

July 18, 2007

Those participating in the tour will work on individual projects and learn how tribes are maintaining their resources.

"The Udall Foundation bus tour is highlighting solutions across the country to our environmental and Native American issues," said Kayanna Warren, the sustainable universities coordinator and UW graduate. "We've been doing events ranging from bringing kids into national parks to do photography, to habitat restoration, to visiting tribal communities and attending symposia on health care, to putting on a sustainability-themed art show in the Denver Union Station."

Living Green In A Dorm Or Apartment

May 3, 2007

Going green is trendy right now, but does it really apply to students? After all, most students don't own homes, and many cannot come close to affording a hybrid car.

 

Seattle has a 22.2-acre footprint per person

U.S. average: 23.8-acre footprint per person

Test your eco-footprint:

Visit www.ecofoot.org or

www.carbonfootprint.com.

Small Appliances

Blender: 200

Bread maker: 600

Coffee maker: 1200

Earth Week 2007: Epa Ordered To Take Action On CO2 Emissions

April 18, 2007

A Supreme Court ruling earlier this month ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to limit the amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere could make profound changes throughout the country.

The Supreme Court decision stated, "A well-documented rise in global temperatures has coincided with a significant increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

Global warming essays chosen as next Common Book

March 29, 2007

It's official: The next Common Book is Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change.

Earlier this month, 16 UW faculty members, administrators and students recommended Elizabeth Kolbert's collection of essays about global warming as the 2007-2008 Common Book,

"The committee felt it time for the University to have this conversation," said Jill McKinstry, director of Odegaard Undergraduate Library and co-chair of the selection committee.

Dawgs go green: UW becomes charter member of group to address global warming

March 29, 2007

The UW has become a member of the Leadership Circle of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, by which the University agrees to adopt policies that minimize global warming emissions and integrate sustainability more firmly into the curriculum, and also to provide leadership in encouraging other universities and colleges to join in the effort to address global climate change.

The commitment involves all three UW campuses. Chancellors at both UW Bothell and UW Tacoma have signed the commitment, along with UW President Mark A. Emmert.

Faith And Environmentalism

March 8, 2007

Federal Way's Calvary Lutheran Church is going green — not for St. Patrick's Day, but for Lent. Though the congregation's sacrifice is a new twist on an old tradition, churchgoers are certainly embodying the spirit of this Christian remembrance in a way relevant to the 21st century.

The spirit of Lent is to reexamine one's way of living and identify how a change can be made on either the individual or societal level.

Staff Editorial : Facing The Global Warming Crisis

November 29, 2006

With Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth released on video last weekend, and with the Supreme Court intending to hear its first case on global warming starting today, human-induced climate change is clearly a hot topic.

In a case led by Massachusetts and supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, 11 other states (including Washington) and various environmental nonprofits, the Bush administration's stance on the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions will be challenged in the high court.

City And Country Address Global Warming

August 16, 2006

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced last month that 275 mayors across the country are joining him in pledging to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help stem the threat of climate change.

The pledge, officially known as the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement, is modeled after the Kyoto Protocol, which the federal government refused to sign in 2005. The mayor's announcement means that a number of mayors around the country acknowledge the threat of catastrophic climate change and are willing to shape policy to address the threat.