100 plans for 100 gardens is goal of ‘urban food’ conference

April 8, 2010

You need some tomatoes? Grow 'em in the alley.

Some fresh beans? Grow 'em up the side of a building.

As more people gravitate to cities, urban design professionals are exploring best ways to use land and feed the people who inhabit it.

Next Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17, at the College of Built Environments, urban design professionals and students will explore the urban food movement. They also aim to create 100 plans for 100 urban gardens that they hope will be launched by Seattle folks on May 8.

Forest change topic of first-ever College of the Environment dean’s lecture

March 4, 2010

From wildfires to wild flowers — Pacific Northwest forests appear to be changing. New ways of thinking and managing forest lands are needed, says forest resources' Dave Peterson, who will speak Thursday, March 11, about Climate, Forests and Future: A View from Treeline.

The presentation is part of forest resources' annual series "Sustaining Our Northwest World" and is the inaugural College of the Environment's dean's lecture. The college plans to have two dean's lectures a year in the future.

Trash-In 2010

March 1, 2010

What: Trash-In 2010--a mini trash sort
Where: Bryant Annex, 1137 NE Boat Street/Parking Lot W34 (just west of Agua Verde)
When: 8:30am to 1:30pm; come when you can—you do not need to be here for the entire sort
Why: Believe it or not, sorting trash is cool!

UW Green IT, Dawg Daze Technology Fair

September 28, 2009

The Dawg Daze Technology Fair included a presentation on "Green IT" by Kelli Trosvig, Chief Operating Officer, UW Technology.  As part of the Climate Action Plan, UW's sustainability initiatives will look at various strategies such as green purchasing, power management, data center efficiencies, consolidation and virutalization.  The presentation was shared with students, staff and faculty who attended this year's Technology Fair.

View the Green IT Presentation


What is Sustainability? An Exploratory Symposium

May 8, 2009

What is Sustainability?
This event is intended to expand dialogue and prompt new collaborations around the concept of sustainability. Come find out how sustainability differs from environmentalism and how you or your students can get involved.
Our speakers include:
Susan Albertine, LEAP State Initiatives, Association of American Colleges and Universities
Kate Davies, Center for Creative Change, Antioch University Seattle
Gabriel Scheer, Seattle Greendrinks

Earth Week 2009 at UW Tacoma

March 19, 2009

Join UW Tacoma in celebrating Earth Week 2009! The following are summaries of each day's events, please visit the Earth Week website for more details. Saturday, April 18th: Giving Garden Expansion. RSVP to Kayomi@u.washington.edu Monday, April 20th: Greening UWT Tuesday, April 21st: Toxic Tragedies Wednesday, April 22nd: Building Worm Bins and an evening Screening of Garbage! the documentary. Thursday, April 23rd: Composting at the Office, a workshop sponsored by the UWT Staff Association Friday, April 24th: No-Waste Campus Picnic

Class Act

February 6, 2009

Across the country yesterday, college campuses opened up a dialogue on climate change as part of a National Teach-In. And for many schools, this meant opening up lecture halls as well. At Seattle University, a 400-level engineering class (normally reserved for dedicated students in that major) spent the hour discussing effective energy solutions; lit majors, history professors, and everyone in between were invited to join.