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The National Sustainability Society (NSS) is hosting a national conference in Seattle this September to bring together academics, students, and practitioners within the field of sustainability to build consensus on the key principles, competencies, capacities, frameworks, and substance of sustainability as both a scholarly realm and as a rapidly expanding field of practice across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. 

This conference will be held at the University of Washington, September 9-12, 2024, and will...

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Professor Sameer Shah is offering the course "Climate Justice" for the Spring 2024 quarter. This is a four-credit course cross-listed as SEFS 590 / ESRM 490 / ENVIR 495, held Tuesday/Thursday at 4-5:20 p.m.

The course description: "Climate crises are long-standing, differentiated, and experienced through compounding systems of settler-colonialism, racism, class and casteism, and patriarchy. Solutions that fail to address systems of oppression will not achieve climate justice. This course...

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The Coalition for Climate Careers (C3) has openings for its Executive Steering Committee. The Coalition for Climate Careers was created through a partnership with King County, The Port of Seattle, and The City of Seattle. It works to create an inclusive, thriving green economy workforce in King County through collaboration among community organizations, employers, labor, and local government.

C3 is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals from diverse backgrounds to serve on the inaugural Executive Steering Committee and...

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UW Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The University of Washington has released a new Greenhouse Gas Inventory, capturing the full scope of the University’s emissions for the first time.

This marks the UW’s first comprehensive inventory of its direct emissions since 2005 and the first time ever the University has quantified the emissions connected to our purchased goods and services. The report provides a new understanding of the full picture of the UW’s emissions, and will inform the University’s actions as it works toward emission reduction...

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Category: Climate Change
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Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are known for our rainy weather, so it can feel like we have an unlimited supply of water year round. However, even our local water supply is under pressure from climate change - in the warmer months we rely on a strong snowpack to keep reservoirs full, and that snowpack will reduce as weather warms. To ensure that our water is being protected, we must use it consciously now.  

In the United States alone, the average household uses more than 300 gallons of water per day! By using water...

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Category: Water
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Have you ever wondered how you can live sustainably to help our global environment flourish? Well look no further! UW Sustainability, with the help of our mascot Sqwatch, will be sharing some tips and tricks on how to reduce your daily environmental impact regularly here on our blog. 

As a sasquatch, it’s important for Sqwatch to take steps to protect the environment that houses and nourishes him. He is excited to share with the UW community the steps that he takes to reduce his impact. If even a bigfoot like Sqwatch can have a small environmental footprint,...

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WA State Recycling Association

The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA), a statewide nonprofit committed to promoting and advancing waste reduction practices and policies in the Northwest and beyond, is now accepting applications for a scholarship to attend its annual conference. The conference will be May 14-17, 2024, in Vancouver, Wash.

The scholarship covers the cost of hotel accommodations during the conference, educational sessions and networking opportunities, connection with a professional in the industry, and WSRA membership dues for the remainder of 2024. Assistance with transportation to the...

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UW Recycling is now accepting entries for the 2024 Trash Art Contest! Participants must create an art piece from items normally thought of as waste or a literary piece about waste.

Categories include: 2D art, 3D art, Textile art and Literature. This contest is open to all UW students, faculty and staff. Submissions are due March 22, 2024 at 4 p.m. PST. Winners for each category will receive $100 or $50 gift cards to a low waste store.

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Campus Race to Zero Waste | UW Recycling | trash art contest
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Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW) starts this week at the University of Washington! The UW will participate in the friendly recycling and waste reduction competition between colleges and universities for the twelfth year. As part of CRZW, UW Recycling is organizing activities to focus on good waste sorting practices. Here are some ways you can get involved.

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
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The 2024 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) will feature a Makers Market for the first time. 

The Market will be Tuesday, March 5 from 1 - 6:30 p.m. during the conference held at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Artists and crafters of all types focused on sustainability are welcome. As part of the market, makers are welcome to sell products and wares. (Please note: All payment processing is the sole responsibility of participating makers).

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