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All talks are at 12 p.m. on Thursdays in Allen Auditorium.

Starting in January, UW Sustainability is presenting a series of talks highlighting sustainability efforts happening across the University of Washington. Talks will be followed by Q&A and networking time.

January 16: Reducing waste at UW
Join UW Recycling and UW Surplus for a discussion on reducing waste at the UW. Learn more about what both groups are doing to help keep our waste out of the landfill. UW Recycling will also talk about the SCRAM (Students Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) program, which encourages students to donate unwanted items when moving out of residence halls. Last Spring, the program secured more than 43 tons of donations for local groups. UW Surplus will provide information about their operations and the public store, which finds new homes for items which are no longer wanted by UW departments.

January 30: Food system sustainability

Learn about food at UW and beyond with the UW Farm, UW Food Pantry and ASUW Student Food Cooperative.

February 13: Greening athletics
Karen Baebler, Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Operations, will discuss UW Athletics' sustainability efforts.

February 27: Program on the Environment
Speaker TBA

March 12: Campus Sustainability Fund
The CSF provides grants to student-powered sustainability projects on campus. Hear about current projects underway and how you can apply for funding

April 2: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Terryl Ross, College of the Environment Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, Programs Operations Specialist, will discuss how sustainability work  can be more inclusive and welcoming to all of our students, staff, faculty and community partners, as well as the College of the Environment's Intersectionality Project.

April 16: Jessica Holmes
Jessica Holmes taught the first ever Vegan Studies course at UW this fall. The course sought to consider veganism's potential (and limitations) as a basis for radical social resilience and coexistence on a planet in crisis. The course examined veganism through a variety of lenses including intersectionality, ecofeminism, racial justice, sustainability, immigration and labor rights.


UW Earth Day 2020 logoThis series is part of the University of Washington's recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.