Kristin Poinar, a UW graduate student in glaciology, will join director Jeff Orlowski following two screenings of the movie “Chasing Ice” to talk about the science behind melting glaciers. The documentary features stark video of vanishing glaciers, shot over years using time lapse cameras deployed in the Arctic. Inspired by National Geographic photographer James Balog, the film aims to shine a spotlight on the effects of climate change.
Come Earth Week, students can expect to see the return of some warm weather, a campus-wide clean-up challenge, a Red Square celebration — and no meat.
On Monday, April 16, Housing Food Services (HFS) looks to kick off Earth Week with a plan that, for one day, will eliminate all meat products from the dining facilities in both the 8 and Terry Hall’s Eleven 01 Cafe.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will be the University of Washington’s commencement speaker in ceremonies June 9 at CenturyLink Field.
As EPA head, Jackson leads the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the nation’s environment. She leads a staff of more than 18,000 who address health threats from pollution and work to promote a greener economy.
On April 11, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Red Square, volunteers will suit up and sort through one day’s worth of trash from around the University of Washington campus. The annual ‘UW Trash-In’ is a fun and insightful way to explore how much compostable and recyclable material is still being thrown away on campus, and this annual event continues to grow in interest and impact.
“We’re changing the way we think about waste at UW,” said UW Recycling & Solid Waste Manager Emily Newcomer.
After a brief introduction to the sorting process, volunteers are given a cover-up suit, gloves and goggles, and are sent to a sorting station. Bags of trash are emptied onto tables and volunteers sort materials by type into nearby bins for compost, cans/bottles, mixed recycling and garbage. The party-like atmosphere includes popular music, sorting games and challenges.
“There’s a lot of dancing and laughing while we sort,” said Aubrey Batchelor with the UW Sustainability Office. “You learn so much about what can be composted or recycled, and it’s surprisingly fun to see what others have thrown away.”
Come. Stay. Sort.
Real Dawgs everywhere are invited to join us at the 2012 UW Trash-In! It’s a fun and insightful mini trash sort aimed at exploring how much recyclable and compostable material is still being thrown away on campus.
On April 11, 2012, from 10am to 2pm in Red Square, volunteers will suit up and sort through one day’s worth of trash from designated campus buildings. Materials will be separated into categories that mirror the types currently collected on campus:
At the Neptune Theatre last night, 10 food experts from the UW and around the region presented food history, knowledge, and customs that don’t involve trips to the grocery store.
The “Short Takes: What the World Eats” event, hosted by the Burke Museum and produced in conjunction with the Seattle Theatre Group, gave 10 speakers six minutes and 20 slides each to share wisdom ranging from eating insects to dumpster diving.
David Giles, P.h.D. candidate for the UW Department of Anthropology spoke with the intention of changing the way people think about trash.
In a Town Hall meeting at the UW Fisheries building Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson told a packed auditorium that President Barack Obama’s push for green jobs and protecting the environment can also help rebuild the economy.
“There are plenty of win-win-win solutions — good ones for our planet, our country, our economy,” said Jackson, who holds an undergraduate degree from Tulane and a master’s in chemical engineering from Princeton.
Yesterday the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa Jackson, held a town hall meeting at the UW to discuss growth of green, sustainable jobs and the involvement of youth in the environmental movement.
Jackson gave a brief opening speech to a packed auditorium in the Fisheries Sciences building before answering students’ questions, some of which were posed the day before on social media websites.
The questions varied in content from the EPA’s involvement with native tribes to the connections between environmental issues and mental health concerns.