Tatiana Brown

Tatiana Brown (she/hers) has recently started her role as the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) coordinator. Tatiana is a concurrent MPA/MPH student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Health Systems and Population Health School of Public Health. Tatiana is focused on the intersection of leading health policy and creating health interventions in collaboration with marginalized communities in urban spaces. Her background is in medical anthropology and some of her core areas of focus are coalition building, grassroots movements, food justice, socioeconomic...

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campus race to zero waste logo on top of a sunny aerial shot of the University of Washington Rainier Vista lawn. A UW Recycling logo is in the top right corner.

Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW) starts this week at the University of Washington! For the tenth 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 a trivia week and a trash art contest.

Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Campus Race to Zero Waste | RecycleMania
a bird skeleton sculpture made out of trash on a background. The text to the left says that the art piece is named Future Vision by Hannah Zizza. There is text on the right that says UW Recycling's Trash Art Contest 2022 with the UW logo in the top right corner.

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.

Submissions are due March 11, 2022 at 4 p.m. PST. Winners for each category will receive $100 or $50 gift cards.

Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | Campus Race to Zero Waste | UW Recycling

There are two volunteer opportunities at the Center for Urban Horticulture this Monday, January 17, as part of the MLK Day of Service. Anyone with proof of vaccination can volunteer with the UW Farm from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. UW students also have the chance to volunteer with the Society for Ecological Restoration's Native Plant Nursery from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Volunteer with the UW Farm


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Category: Events | Gardens & Farms
Tags: MLK Day of Service | UW Farm | native plant nursery | volunteer
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The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation is now soliciting applications for scholarships which will be awarded for the 2022-2023 school year.

The foundation expects to award at least eight scholarships for the upcoming year, available to students at all levels (undergraduate and graduate) who are studying renewable energy in any sense. Each scholarship is a cash award of $2000 with no strings attached. Applications can be submitted until Februrary 15.

The scholarships are available to students studying at any school...

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Category: Energy
Tags: scholarships | Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation
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As 2021 comes to a close, the UW Sustainability team would like to wish everyone a safe and sustainable holiday season, and a happy and healthy 2022.

Some of our team took the the opportunity to look back at the past year as well as the year ahead, to share our accomplishments and what we're thinking about heading into the New Year:

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Tags: Holiday

As part of National Campus Sustainability Month earlier this quarter, representatives from all three UW campuses came together to discuss topics around food systems and our campus resources.

Yona Sipos, a faculty member in UW Seattle's Nutritional Sciences, talked about the Food Systems Capstone program and how students learn...

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Category: Events | Food | UW Bothell | UW Seattle | UW Tacoma
Tags: Food systems

The Post-Landfill Action Network’s Annual Students for Zero Waste (SZW) Conference will be held virtually from November 5-7, 2021. As a member school, all UW students can attend this conference for free. To register for free, sign up on PLAN's website with your uw.edu email address, and then go to the Member Hub

The Students for Zero Waste Conference brings together students, staff, industry...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Post Landfill Action Network | Conferences

Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID) is a registered student organization that works on designing, optimizing, installing, financing and assessing the societal impacts of renewable energy systems, with a specific focus on projects that advance equitable access to electricity. GRID has an interdisciplinary mix of graduate and undergraduate students with backgrounds in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and more.

GRID is recruiting new members. On Thursday, November 4th from 4-5 p.m. we’ll host an on-boarding meeting...

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Category: Energy | Student Organizations
Tags: Global Renewables Infrastructure Development
Francis Abugbilla sitting on a rock by water

Francis Abugbilla is a Ph.D. candidate in international studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He is currently a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation 2021 Emerging Scholar and a Visiting Researcher at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. His dissertation research is on conflicts and peacebuilding in post-conflict societies. He researches sustainable conflict resolution mechanisms in Africa.

Francis is actively engaged in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus. He has served on the Jackson...

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Tags: Francis Abugbilla | students | Diversity