By Daimon Eklund | Sep 18, 2018
Sustainability @ Dawg Daze 2018

Fall quarter is nearly here, and it's Dawg Daze time! Whether you're a new student on campus or returning for another year, these Dawg Daze events will give you a good introduction to sustainabiltiy efforts on campus, and some ideas on how you can get involved.

Sustainability walking tour

Friday, September 21
meet at Drumheller Fountain, 1 p.m.

Explore a few of UW's sustainability features, from innovative buildings to secluded green space. Join UW Sustainability for a walking tour highlighting just a few reasons UW's campus is a leader in sustainability. The tour will meet at Drumheller Fountain and promptly begin at 1:10pm!

UW Sustainability/EcoReps/Campus Sustainability Fund open house

Tuesday, September 25
Gerberding Hall, Room B40, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Join UW Sustainability, the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) and student group UW EcoReps to learn about sustainability efforts on campus and how you can get involved. We have information about sustainable student groups, classes, volunteer opportunities, sustainability features on campus and much more. 

To find our office, enter Gerberding Hall on the south side, across from Johnson Hall, and come down the stairs.

Leaves, coffee grounds, compost, Oh my!

Wednesday, September 26
meet at Drumheller Fountain, 3 p.m.

Compost? What’s that? Join UW Grounds for this on-campus tour to witness composting firsthand and learn why compostable material such as food scraps, coffee grounds and leaves isn’t waste but a resource. UW Grounds manages an on-campus compost facility where select leaves and coffee grounds from campus are processed into a rich soil amendment for use on campus landscaping and grounds. This facility helps divert valuable materials from the landfill and plays an integral role in fulfilling the University’s sustainability commitments. 

Meet your Dawg Daze Leader at Drumheller Fountain at 3:00pm (group leaves 3:10pm) and walk together to the UW Compost Facility located near Corp Yard 2 (by the Urban Horticulture Center and UW Farm). Plan to wear comfortable shoes and to walk about 20 minutes to the facility.

EcoReps Green Husky Market preview

Friday, September 28
Red Square, 2-5 p.m.

UW EcoReps regularly host Green Husky Markets, featuring local food vendors, student groups, and more. Check out a preview of the markets on Friday afternoon, with a local food vendor and EcoReps representatives on hand to tell you more about the group and their projects on campus. By bringing local food, a myriad of vegan options, environmentally-minded RSO's, and other aspects of sustainability to one place, the Green Husky Markets show the UW community how they can live a more eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle on campus and in Seattle.

Other events:

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wednesday, September 26
Odegaard Library, Room 220, 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Come to Odegaard Library and experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks, and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. Enjoy award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and indigenous cultures. Snacks and drinks provided.

HFS residents only:

Pot-a-Plant with SEED

Thursday, September 27
Madrona Hall, Room 313, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Come pot a plant to decorate your new living space, and learn a little bit about Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED)! HFS residents only, please.

Cowspiracy documentary screening with SEED
Monday, September 24
Alder Hall Commons, 7 - 9 p.m.

Join Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED) for a screening of the documentary "Cowspiracy", followed by a lively discussion of sustainability issues! HFS residents only, please.

Sustainability @ Dawg Daze event flier