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UW Sustainability
Oct. 19, 2015

The 2015 SustainableUW Festival ( will take place Oct. 26-31. The festival celebrates sustainability efforts at the University of Washington, highlighting contributions and leadership efforts across campus as well as providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved.

Festival events are hosted by a variety of schools, colleges, student groups and other campus organizations. The Festival is designed to showcase the full scope of sustainability efforts across the university, including both special festival programming as well as regularly-scheduled events.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Sustainability Exhibitor Fair on Wednesday, October 28 in Red Square: Featuring UW programs, student groups, and community partners who put sustainability first will be available to talk about their work and how you can get involved. Enjoy food from sustainable campus vendors while you explore the tables.
  • Husky Highlight: Energy and Innovation on Thursday, October 29: Researchers in the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute (MoIES) and the Clean Energy Institute (CEI) will talk about their passion for tackling some of society’s greatest challenges and how they are incorporating sustainable practices in to their everyday work. RSVP required.
  • Huskies for Humanity: “Research, art, and restoration: UW’s connection to the Duwamish River” on Wednesday, October 28 at Alder Hall: An exploration of the many ways UW is connected to the Duwamish River.
  • Sustainable Careers Meet and Greet, Thursday, October 29 at Odegaard: Presentations on sustainability careers with representatives from the business, non-profit, and government sectors, with a meet and greet for students to talk with the speakers in a small group setting. The event will be followed by a poster session on student environmental projects funded by the Campus Sustainability Fund and Green Seed Fund.
  • UW Sustainability and Integrated Design Lab: Campus as a Living Lab exhibit opening reception at the Bullitt Center on Oct. 30

In addition, the festival calendar includes lectures, student group information sessions, volunteer opportunities, and more. The final event will be the Gameday Challenge at the Husky Football game against Arizona on Saturday, October 31, when Husky Fans will compete against schools around the country for the best stadium waste reduction rate.

For more information on these and all of the events happening throughout the festival week, visit the SustainableUW Festival calendar at