Our campus is defined largely by its buildings: the neo-gothic halls surrounding the quad, brutalist landmarks of cast-in-place concrete, new mass timber structures floating warmly by Denny lawn. Each new construction operates more efficiently than the last as Seattle’s energy and water codes and the University’s requirements continue to push for a more sustainable built environment. Each building consumes less electricity,...Read more
There is an opportunity for students and young professionals to receive a complimentary pass to this summer's Circularity Conference in Seattle. The Circularity Emerging Leaders program aims to elevate, cultivate and support the next generation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) leaders in the climate community. Its goal is to foster a community of sustainability professionals that is diverse and representative of the world in which we live.
The Circularity Conference brings together...Read more
The first Accelerator Showcase hosted by NextCycle Washington is happening in Kane Hall on March 23. The showcase will feature 15 Washington-based business and organizations pitching reuse, repair, recycling, and composting projects. Teams are competing for monetary awards, as well as recognition and networking opportunities.
NextCycle Washington is an initiative of King County, the Washington Departments of Ecology and Commerce,...Read more
We need your help to recognize the people and groups across the University of Washington who strive to advance sustainability, by submitting your nominations for the Husky Sustainability Awards.
Students, faculty and staff at all three UW campuses are eligible, and anyone in the UW community can submit a nomination. The Husky Sustainability Awards recognize individuals and teams across the university who have made an impact for sustainability.
Submit a nomination to let us know about staff who continue to go above and beyond, students who are leading...Read more
UW Sustainability's "In Our Nature" podcast's latest episode is a discussion with UW Recycling's Adam Fehn. Adam joined us for a discussion on how to properly recycle and compost, as well as waste reduction goals and efforts at the University of Washington.
Learn more about UW Recycling on their website or follow @uwrecycling on Instagram.
Listen to the episode below...Read more
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is holding holding their summer undergraduate leadership program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong this summer from June 25 to July 6. The theme for this year is "Leadership for Sustainable Cities Development."
The University of Washington is able to nominate five students for this opportunity. Please fill out the internal application form by Wednesday, March 1st...Read more
The PreCycle Innovation Challenge offers free training and cash prizes for students who have an idea to reduce waste in Washington through innovative entrepreneurship.
The challenge is a pitch competition for the best product, service, or idea that primarily addresses waste reduction. The program is hosted by Seattle Good Business Network and Zero Waste WA, with partial funding from the WA State Department of Ecology. It is open to businesses, individuals, and student teams seeking to...Read more
The UW 2023 Trash Art Contest categories include literature, 2D and 3D art. Participants must create an art piece from items normally thought of as trash or a literary piece about waste. Art pieces should express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste. This contest is open to all UW students, faculty and staff starting February 15.
Submissions are due March 22, 2023 at 4 p.m. PST. Winners for each category will receive $100 or $50 gift cards to a low waste store.
Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW) starts this week at the University of Washington! For the eleventh year, the UW will be participating in the friendly recycling and waste reduction competition between colleges and universities. As part of CRZW, UW Recycling is organizing activities to focus on good waste sorting practices. Read about some ways you can get involved.
The Sustainability staff at the UW Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle campuses are jointly hosting a Winter speaker series around Climate Change and Food Systems. The series will include virtual events, as well as an in-person event on each of the three campuses. Events will be weekly from January 18 to February 22.
Please register to receive the Zoom link for any of the virtual events, as well as to indicate interest in the in-person events.Read more