Connecting mindfully with nature

The UW Counseling Center is hosting a student workshop "Connecting Mindfully with Nature" on Tuesday, October 11 at 3-4 p.m. in the Heron Haven space on campus (the forested area between Drumheller Fountain and Anderson Hall). Join to learn about mindful connections to nature, engage in the practice of forest bathing and connect with others in the process.

The workshop is open to all UW students and will provide an opportunity to take advantage of...

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Tags: UW Counseling Center | mindfulness
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The UW has a new partner for batteries. Batteries Plus has a contract with the University providing recycling and disposal along with offering batteries for purchase. 

UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is using Batteries Plus to recycle most used batteries at UW. The company will pick up used batteries and deliver purchases. Most...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: batteries | Electronic Waste | EH&S

UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a part-time position for a current student. The graphic design assistant will work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. The Graphic Design Assistant will report to the Communications Manager and work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the...

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The UW Environmental Studies program is looking for organizations to host Capstone Interns for Winter 2023. The Capstone is an opportunity for undergraduate students to take their education into the world beyond the classroom by doing hands-on work and answering researchable questions pertaining to the project. 

A site supervisor at the partner organization helps define the responsibilities of the student(s), monitors progress toward goals, reviews drafts, and provides direction and assistance. In addition, the site supervisor:

  • Creates, reviews, and approves a work plan...
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Tags: Environmental Studies | capstone
Seattle's Environmental Justice Fund is now open

The City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment is accepting applications for the city's Environmental Justice Fund through September 16. Grants of up to $75,000 are available to nonprofit organizations and community groups working to advance environmental justice and respond to the impacts of climate change. The fund supports projects whose beneficiaries or leadership include those most impacted by environmental and climate inequities, including Black, Indigenous...

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Tags: Environmental Justice Fund | Seattle | grants

A new new cross-disciplinary community is being formed for UW faculty and staff focused on engaging with international environmental change processes, committees, and organizations.

If you are a faculty or staff member at UW interested in learning more about how to connect with international organizations and processes focused on global environmental change, join an information session on Thursday, September 15 at 10-10:30 a.m. on Zoom (UW NetID required)

Come learn more about international processes, why they matter,...

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WOHESC March 6-8, 2023

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is now accepting proposals for the next conference, to be held March 6-8, 2023, at Oregon State University. The conference theme is "Mindscape and Landscape: The Intertwined Nature of Mental, Social, and Planetary Health." 

Submissions for program content, speakers and sessions will be accepted until October 14, 2022. See the full details below or as a PDF.


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Tags: football | volunteer
Husky Neighborhood Cleanup logo

UW students living in the North campus neighborhood can get rid of unwanted items for free during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup. On Thursday, August 25 and Tuesday, September 27 trucks will be on site accepting items for donation, recycling or disposal. Recycling and disposal trucks will also be available on Monday, September 25, but the donation vendor will not be available that day.

A UW student Husky card will be required to drop off material.

Accepted items include:

  • Donations of items in good condition, such as hard-surfaced...
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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Husky Neighborhood Cleanup | UW Recycling
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Join Campus Rx, a joint collaboration between UW Nature and Health, UW Botanic Gardens, the UW Farm and UW Sustainability, for a volunteer work party and lunch on August 19 at 9-11 a.m.

The work party and lunch are intended to build community around spending time outdoors. Whether you're a student, faculty member, staff, or community member, join us to learn more about sustainable agriculture, food systems, and our role in the community! Space is limited to 30 people so please register early!

To participate, please sign up via this form...

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Category: Events | Gardens & Farms
Tags: Campus Rx | UW Farm | volunteer