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:

Burke Museum on UW campus in Seattle shows problem with plastic

Right next to all the good stuff in the Burke Museum is a room full of bad stuff: used plastic, with its adverse impacts on the environment.

The Burke is a museum of cultural and natural history, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. It is the repository for many of the state's most significant cultural artifacts.

It is also a museum that connects visitors to the world around them. Presently in its changing exhibit hall, plastic is the focus.