The University of Washington will be celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, with festivities on Red Square. The event, hosted by the student group Earth Club in partnership with UW Sustainability, will feature student organizations, UW departments, sustainable food vendors and other organizations sharing how they work toward environmental and sustainability goals. Attendees will also enjoy live music, speakers and the Husky Green Award presentation.
The UW Sustainability office is launching a timeline of University of Washington's achievements and milestones in sustainability and environmental stewardship. The project, "A Century of Sustainability," includes entries dating back to the earliest days of the current UW site in 1895 and includes highlights up to the present day. You can view the timeline at: http://green.uw.edu/timeline
Celebrate sustainability at the University of Washington during the first SustainableUW Festival from Oct. 20-25!
The festival recognizes environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts across the University of Washington, highlighting contributions and leadership efforts across campus as well as providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved. For a full event listing, see: green.uw.edu/sustainable-festival-2014/events
There are lots of ways to learn about sustainability efforts at the University of Washington this week at Dawg Daze while having fun, finding new spots on campus and getting a chance to win prizes.
Now there are even more ways for members of the UW community to stay connected to the university's sustainability efforts.
University of Washington is a vibrant green campus, and it’s not just because spring has sprung! Over the next two weeks you’ll likely come across one of our Sustainability Tour sandwich boards featuring spots on campus that are engaged in one of our many ongoing sustainable initiatives. The hope is that these boards will inform touring prospective students and families that sustainability and environmental stewardship are deeply rooted on campus, as well as engage the community in some green Husky pride.
For many first-year students, freshman orientation can be an overwhelming experience. They’re confronted with so many new faces and personalities, so many different responsibilities and places to navigate, and on top of everything is the challenge of meeting and making new friends.
Although I try to ride my bike to work a few days a week all year ‘round, spring is the time when I really get motivated. It’s finally light when I go to work and when I head for home. In the daylight I feel a little safer and there’s more to enjoy on my ride – dramatic skies, spring blossoms, ducklings at Green Lake, and parades of joggers, dog-walkers, and families out for a stroll. The ride can still be a bit chilly, but I don’t need as many layers or as much determination as it takes to ride in the middle of winter.