Landfill Of Old A Problem Of Now

April 29, 2002

Every day students park, play and walk on what was Seattle's largest landfill -- a place where household trash and industrial pollutants were mixed with unknown hazardous materials to create a class-four Superfund site.

All the UW property between Hec Edmundson Pavilion and U. Village, and between Lake Washington and Montlake Boulevard, was once the destination for 66 percent of Seattle's garbage, but now serves as a way for students to get out of the classroom and into the fresh air.

UW Tweaks Recycling Program

April 23, 2002

Its timing coinciding with Earth Day, the UW has changed its recycling program to make it easier for people on campus to recycle their plastic and glass bottles.

Students and faculty will no longer have to toss plastic bottles in the garbage, but can put them instead in the gray recycling bins that used to be marked "aluminum only."

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.

Farmers Markets Produce Success

July 12, 2000

Every Saturday morning, the usually mundane street corner of 50th and University Way is transformed into a bustling community market. An amalgam of ages, classes and ethnicities congregate in the freshly erected tent-city to interact directly with the merchants by inspecting crops, buying product and swapping stories with Washington's small farmers.

And the weekly scene is no longer limited to the U-District. Over the past two years, farmers markets have opened in West Seattle and Columbia City on Rainier Avenue, with another market set to open next summer in Ballard.

Time To Get Your Greens

June 1, 2000

Here is a riddle: What do you get when you combine people who like to grow things in the soil, gather in large groups to display these grown goods and people who won't settle for anything less than the freshest greenery? Why, a farmer's market, of course!

Contrary to what the gray skies, rain and low temperatures would have you believe, summer is almost here. And with summer comes the time when our favorite horticulturists and backyard fruit and vegetable growers come together to sell the fruits of their labor (no pun intended) to us, the eager consumers.

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.

Tree-Hugger To Embrace Kane Hall

April 12, 2000

The women who rouses the hearts of environmentalists, strikes fear into the hearts of lumber companies, and gives the label "tree-hugger" new meaning will be speaking on campus tonight.

Julia Butterfly Hill, poet and activist, will be lecturing on life, love and spending two years in a redwood tree in Northern California's Humboldt County.

Endangered ‘animals' invade UW HUB lawn

October 31, 1997

Campus activists will raise awareness about endangered species today, with a little Halloween spirit.In conjunction with Halloween and the following All Saints Day, the Washington Public Interest Research Group (WashPIRG) declared today “All Species Day.” The political education and activism group is trying to increase awareness of endangered species and the loss of their habitats. Representatives from WashPIRG will be on the HUB lawn today collecting signatures, handing out fliers and dressing up like endangered animals.

How UW Recycling Stacks Up

April 18, 1997

When Sonja Olson walks amid the Hostess products, deli sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza and Mexican food for sale in the Husky Den, she is never comfortable buying food. No matter what she eats for lunch, her entree will be served on a paper plate, her beverage in a disposable container and her utensils will be thrown away. “It just seems like a huge waste,” said Olson, a biology junior. “Think of everyone who eats there and how much could be saved if there was an alternative to disposable products.