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Welcome new (and returning) students! With Fall quarter nearly here, Dawg Daze has tons of events to help new students learn about campus and resources at the UW. There are many events focusing on sustainability, including campus tours and student group meetings. Here are just a few of the many events offered, for the full list see the Dawg Daze website.

Sustainability Walking Tour

Friday, September 22, 1 p.m., and
Tuesday, September 26, 11:30 a.m.
meet in front of the HUB by...

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Category: Events
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We've all had those moments - holding an item over the recycling bin and trying to decide where it goes. Should it go in recycling? Compost? Landfill?

Here are five tips from UW Recycling to help you recycle properly on campus.

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There are plenty of common questions that come up when talking to new Huskies on campus. UW Recycling is here to provide some answers.

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The annual Wege Prize is a competition for university and college students to propose solutions that can help transition to a circular economic model. The competition is open to students across the world and offers $65,000 in prizes. 

Students can apply as transdisciplinary teams of five, representing different academic disciplines, institutions, and degree levels. Teams must "collaboratively design and propose a product, service, business model, or other solution to a wicked problem of their choosing that can help us transition from a linear...

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If you're moving out or doing a deep clean of your north campus housing at the end of the Summer, UW Recycling is hosting a Husky Neighborhood Cleanup. All students can stop by the cleanup station to drop off recycling (including scrap metal and painted or unpainted wood) or items in poor conditions, including mattresses and furniture.

The cleanup dates will be Thursday, August 31; Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26. The station will be at 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. from 1-5 p.m. each day (or until the...

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UW Athletics Sustainability logoUW Athletics is looking for a few people to lead clean-up groups on Sunday mornings after home football games during the 2023 season. People can sign up for all games or just some. This will be about a three-hour commitment on the Sunday mornings helping to clean up Husky Stadium and will help UW Athletics work toward its waste diversion goals.

The dates volunteers are needed are:

  • September 3...
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If you are moving out of an HFS residence hall or apartment, you can donate certain items through the UW’s SCRAM (Student Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) event. Donations will go to various local organizations including the UW Food PantryNorthwest Center and DESC. The event runs from August 15-19, 2023. Only HFS residents can donate during SCRAM.

Accepted donation items include clothing...

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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste | Residence Halls
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Looking forward to living on campus? Follow these tips to make move-in easier and reduce your waste. 

Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste | Residence Halls
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UW Bothell has an opening for a full-time Sustainability Coordinator. This position will pay between $5,107 and $5,750 per month, and preference will be given to applications submitted by August 15, 2023.

See the full job description and apply on the UW Hires website.

From the job description: The UW Bothell Sustainability Coordinator leads and implements campus wide initiatives involving environmentally sustainable practices in close...

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Lisa Dulude

It’s been just over a year since I joined UW Sustainability. The last year has been a full one, as I’ve been learning about the sustainability efforts taking place all across our University, as well as opportunities to go even further.

The month of June is a special one at the UW, as graduates celebrate their accomplishments and look toward the next chapter of their lives. It also brings an end to the academic year, and for many of our staff is an opportunity to take stock of the year’s accomplishments while planning for the year ahead.

For UW Sustainability, we have several...

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