Udall Bus Tour Promotes Green Living

July 25, 2007

Filled with 13 young alumni and a fresh tank of bio-diesel, the Udall organization's "Green Coach" arrived on the UW campus this past weekend for a series of environmental events.

The group has toured the nation, stopping in 24 cities to highlight themes such as Native American communities, national parks and alternative energy.

Kayanna Warren, Udall member and UW alumna, helped plan the trip, which arrived in Seattle July 20 to learn about the campus's food sustainability program. This pertains to locally grown and organic foods.

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."

Earth Week 2007: Simplify At The Earth Fair

April 19, 2007

Earth Fair

When: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: HUB lawn

 

Earth Day is April 22.

The day of action was started in 1970, a time when, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, "rivers caught fire and cities were hidden under dense clouds of smoke." Twenty million people celebrated the first Earth Day, with numbers growing ever since. To get involved, check out these Web sites:

Media Alert: Arbor Day, Earth Day photo opportunities

April 19, 2006

Among the events coinciding with Earth Day this year are the College of Forest Resources' annual Arbor Day Fair for area first- and second-graders, and a day of trail building and clean up with volunteers from the Student Conservation Association at the Washington Park Arboretum, a part of the UW Botanic Gardens.

1,200 first- and second-graders to attend
Arbor Day Fair April 20-21

Earth Club Advocates Sustainability

April 20, 2005

In recognition of Earth Week, environmentally friendly UW student groups have set up camp on the HUB lawn with the hopes of spreading the word about how to get involved and make a difference through awareness.

As this is its largest event of the year, the UW Earth Club has called upon its fellow environmentalists, including FlexCar, the UW Recycle Center and the French Fry Fuel Fools, to participate in Earth Week events.

Earth Fires Up Campus

April 23, 2004

Hundreds of students turned out for the Earth Day rally held on the HUB lawn yesterday, which was the capstone event for the UW Earth Club's activities this week.

The club erected large displays in Red Square, the Quad and on the HUB lawn for the past three days with tables, signs and many volunteers from other clubs. Each year, the Earth Club's goals and focus change depending on relevant local issues.

Eco-Friendly Woody In Hub Tonight

April 12, 2001

Actor Woody Harrelson will pedal his celebrity from Seattle to Santa Barbara, Calif., on a bicycle journey to promote and increase public awareness of eco-friendly living.

Harrelson will be launching his trip by giving an on-campus lecture tomorrow in the HUB Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7.

The "Mothership," a tour bus running on vegetable oil and hemp, will follow Harrelson and his crew on their bicycle trek down the West Coast. It will be parked outside the HUB tomorrow.

Socialist Group Brings Awareness For Earth Week

April 20, 2000

The International Socialist Organization is hosting a discussion on genetically modified food at 7 p.m. today in room 30 of the Social Work Building, which is located on the corner of 15th Avenue and Northeast 41st Street.

Kent Arimura will lead the discussion on the effects of genetically modified food, including the BST milk hormone. He will closely inspect whether corporations or society is benefiting from genetically modified foods.