Campus sustainability, climate change focus of Sustainability Summit Oct. 23

October 17, 2013

Learn how to be more involved with campus sustainability during UW Sustainability Summit activities 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Red Square. That evening, get a sneak preview of the new UWTV series “Climate of Change” and then join a discussion on climate change and reception with deans Lisa Graumlich, Sandra Archibald and Kellye Testy.

This is the fourth annual Sustainability Summit organized by students and the UW  Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office.

SAVE THE DATE: UW Sustainability Summit, October 23

October 9, 2013

Celebrate and shape sustainability at UW during the 4th annual Sustainability Summit on October 23, 2013. This year’s Summit, themed “A Climate of Change”, touts the University’s culture of sustainable thinking, research and education. Events include:

Sustainable Vendor Exhibition
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Red Square

Sample sustainable snacks and visit with over 40 exhibitors from UW and beyond who put sustainability first in their organization.

Public Invited to Workshops on Tool Supporting Sustainable Biomass Energy Industry

September 30, 2013

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in partnership with the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (UW SEFS) will be holding four technical workshops on how to use the web-based Washington State Biomass Calculator – a tool for emerging sustainable energy businesses.

UW out-recycles its Pac-12 competitors

The UW’s Seattle campus handily defeated several Pac-12 universities in RecycleMania 2013, thanks to a game plan devised by Housing and Food Services, Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED), and UW Recycling.

Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, the eight-week competition pitted United States and Canadian universities and colleges against each other to see who claims top honors in waste reduction. The UW competed in the Grand Champion, Per Capital Classic, Gorilla Price, and Food Service Organics categories.

News briefs: Bike to campus month, campus tree prize

May is bike to campus month
Get ready to bike to campus for national Bike to Work Month. UW Transportation Services is sponsoring seminars and events throughout May to inspire commuters to start riding and challenge experienced riders to commute more. Information sessions include “Intro to Bike Community” May 7, and “Fix-A-Flat Lab” May 21. There’s information about taking part in the Commute Challenge, Bike to Work Day May 17 and a UW Trail Party May 23.

News Digest: Husky Green Awards, oceanbound on Earth Day, join Trash-in Wednesda

Husky Green Awards announced
Husky Green Awards went to seven individuals and teams, with winners announced April 19 during the kick-off event for Earth Day on the University of Washington campus.

The award, now in its fourth year, recognizes students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. A new award this year, the Husky Green Legacy Award, went to the UPass Advisory Board.

Other winners are:

HuskyFest, Earth Day activities fill Red Square Friday

Head to Red Square Friday (April 19) for donuts first thing in the morning and music beginning at 7:30 a.m., as the second annual HuskyFest gets underway. Then kick-off activities for Earth Day starting at 10 a.m.

While supplies last, there’s free coffee and doughnuts from Top Pot Doughnuts at 6 a.m., a HuskyFest T-shirt giveaway at 11:30 a.m. and free ice cream from Cupcake Royale at 12:30 p.m.

Lectures, panel discussions at Burke on ‘Plastics Unwrapped’

The vivid, thoughtful exhibit, “Plastics Unwrapped,” on display at the Burke Museum through May 27, is custom-made to provoke conversations addressing both the upside and downside of plastics in modern life. They’ll take the form of lectures and panel discussions presented by the Burke and the UW Program on the Environment, collectively titled “Plastics Unwrapped: The Good, the Bad, the Debate,” happening 6 p.m., Wednesdays, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle; $5 at door (free to UW students, staff and faculty with UW ID).

The University of Washington Advances to the “Environmental Eight,” in Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament

Enviance, Inc., in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, today announced the “Environmental Eight,” the eight colleges and universities out of the previously announced “Sustainable 16”  that will be moving on to the next round of the Second Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament. The University of Washington was one of eight schools recognized by the judges for their excellence in environmental academics and sustainability practices, as well as an exceptional level of student and faculty engagement in the tournament.

News Digest: UW Tower Green Fair Thursday, Restoration Ecology Network recognized

Demos, films, exhibits at UW Tower Green Fair Thursday

“Recycle-Reuse” is the theme this year of the annual UW Tower Green Fair, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14 in the UW Tower cafeteria.

It’s being presented in cooperation with the UW Tower Art Committee, which on the same day will open its new show of art made with recycled and found objects.