Rasheena Fountain has recently joined our team as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator for UW Sustainability and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF). Rasheena was born in Chicago but spent some of her childhood in Central Illinois. Her experience on the west side of Chicago and Central Illinois shapes her lens on the natural world and its inhabitants. In both settings, nature was constant, though she sees how systemic barriers affected how well more than humans and...Read more
Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID) is an RSO that works on designing, optimizing, installing, monitoring and assessing the societal impacts of solar energy systems, with a specific focus on projects that advance equitable access to electricity. The group has an interdisciplinary mix of graduate and undergraduate students with backgrounds in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and more.
GRID is currently looking for new members, and on Tuesday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will host a general...Read more
UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant starting in August 2021. 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. UW Sustainability is a central source for information and resources regarding sustainability practices and programs at the University of Washington. Our office promotes sustainability events, efforts, accomplishments,...Read more
UW Records Management is working to make all the UW's records paperless by Feb. 2, 2022. As part of the "Fetch the Future – Rethink the Ink" initiative, Records Management is working to provide resources and tools to groups across the UW to make managing...Read more
As part of this year's Earth Day events, UW Sustainability had a great time with our first ever "Pie in the face" event. What is this, you might ask? Well, we asked staff and faculty members to answer trivia questions asked by students. The penalty for a wrong answer was a pie in their face!
The event wasn’t just a fun, light-...Read more
The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) is hosting "Sustainability at home" on May 12, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For many of us, this past year has meant our home has also served as our space for work or learning. How has this affected your personal sustainability actions? Hear from students and staff across the state of Washington about their personal sustainability actions, how the pandemic has impacted them, and what you can do to continue being a sustainability champion while "at home" or socially distanced!
Julie Ira is a junior in the Program on the Environment, studying Environmental Studies. She recently received a group Husky Green Award for her work on the leadership team for the Green Greek Representative Program. She wrote about her experience as an intern with UW Recycling for the UW Facilities' blog.
Through my spring internship as the Zero Waste Program Assistant with UW Recycling, I have learned so much about applying...Read more
With summer around the corner, many of us are excited to spend more time outside getting our hands dirty in the garden. To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, the UW Recycling team has unearthed a list of movies and books to provide some inspiration. Each resource was hand-picked to teach the importance of soil health and giving back to the earth.
If you’re interested in learning about the UW’s composting system, check out our short virtual waste tour of the UW or...Read more
The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is now accepting proposals for the next conference, to be held March 2-4, 2022. The conference theme is "The Path Forward to an Equitable and Regenerative Economy." The conference program will look at fair, equitable and sustainable economies, and rebuilding with a clean, green careers-driven approach. With a broader goal for a sustainable future economically, environmentally and socially, we aim to examine what roles universities play in building and sustaining robust local economies and the complexity of “...Read more
Kick off Spring with a green thumb! From April 22-29, stop by the HUB's North Entrance to pick up planting materials you can use to build your own garden at home. Starter materials and instructions will be provided, but you will need to upcycle or resuse a few materials to give your plant a new home.
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