The University of Washington's 2021 virtual Earth Day celebrations will include events hosted by departments and student groups on all three UW campuses during Earth Week and beyond. Although the pandemic keeps us physically distant, our shared values of sustainability and environmental justice can connect us. The UW's Earth Day events provide opportunities for connection as we explore the many aspects of sustainability.
A student coalition including students affiliated with the Ethnic Cultural Center, Sustainability Credit Coalition, Campus Sustainability Fund, School of Social Work, and Program on the Environment created a grassroots digital campaign to to connect and learn from each other.
Provost Mark Richards and VP of Facilities Lou Cariello will speak about current and future sustainability efforts at the University of Washington.
Discussion moderator: UW Sustainability Director Claudia Frere-Anderson
April 16, 12 p.m. (Zoom event)
Jessica Holmes taught the first ever Vegan Studies course at UW this fall. Her talk "Vegan Studies: Teaching Equity, Justice and Sustainability through the Lens of Veganism" will discuss the emerging academic field of Vegan Studies – what is it, how might we situate it within current models of scholarship and activism, and how does it relate to issues of sustainability, ecofeminism and social justice? How might veganism serve as a potential basis for radical social resilience and coexistence on a planet in crisis?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow us to for an in-person event, it remains important to create ways to come together as a community to recognize this milestone and look toward the future.
There are many ways to practice sustainability personally this Earth Day, as well as utilizing online programming and events. See our Earth Day calendar for events across the UW around Earth Day through the month of April - and beyond.
Starting in January, UW Sustainability is presenting a series of talks highlighting sustainability efforts happening across the University of Washington. Talks will be followed by Q&A and networking time.
All talks are at 12 p.m. on Thursdays in Allen Auditorium.
Join us for the 2019 UW Sustainability Fair on October 16 in wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, the UW Intellectual House, to celebrate sustainability efforts across the University of Washington. Visit with dozens of UW departments, student groups and organizations to learn about their sustainability efforts, and how you can get involved at the UW.
Fall quarter is nearly here, and it's Dawg Daze time! Whether you're a new student on campus or returning for another year, these Dawg Daze events will give you a good introduction to sustainability efforts on campus, and some ideas on how you can get involved.
Sustainability walking tour
Friday, September 20
meet in front of the HUB, 1 p.m.