Husky Neighborhood Cleanup

UW students moving out in the north campus neighborhood can drop off unwanted items for free recycling, donation and disposal this week. 

UW Recycling's Husky Neighborhood Cleanup provides an easy way to get rid of your unwanted items during moveout. Trucks will be at 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. on Thursday, June 9; Monday, June 13; and Tuesday, June 14 from 1-5 p.m. or until trucks are full. A UW student ID card is required to drop off items.

Vendors will accept items in good condition for donation, including hard-surfaced furniture, clothing, electronics, kitchenware,...

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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: Husky Neighborhood Cleanup | UW Recycling
Connecting Mindfully with Nature

The UW Counseling Center is hosting a mindfulness workshop for UW students in the Washington Park Arboretum from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. The workshop will focus on Forest Bathing, the Japanese practice of seeking a deep and meditative connection with nature.

Learn about the mindful connection to nature, engage in the practice and connect with others in the process. 

Participants must register in advance as space is limited. To register: call the UWCC front desk at 206-543-1240 or email directly to sashya@uw.edu or...

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Category: Events
Tags: mindfulness | Forest Bathing
Lisa Dulude and family

Lisa comes to the University of Washington from Snohomish County, where she served as the county’s Energy and Sustainability Manager for the last 12 years. At Snohomish County, Lisa led a team of eight staff in the county’s Office of Energy and Sustainability, overseeing climate action and sustainability planning, energy and resource conservation programs, the Weatherization Program, Energy Smart Loan Program, and Savvy Septic Program. Prior to joining Snohomish County, Lisa worked in the private sector as a planning consultant. She also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a Denver based non...

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Sustainable Food Systems text over photo of the UW Farm

The Whole U and UW Sustainability are partnering to host a series of virtual conversations around sustainable and ethical food systems.

Sessions will feature experts in the following areas:

  • UW’s food systems
  • Food sovereignty
  • Sustainable farming
  • Food accessibility
  • Food systems in the wellness industry

Participants will engage in meaningful conversation about the current nature and future of our food systems. Each session will cover a different aspect of food systems with guest experts guiding conversation and offering...

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Category: Events | Food
Tags: Whole U | Yona Sipos | Eli Wheat | Charlotte Cote | Food systems
Husky Green Award winners

The University of Washington has announced the six recipients of the 2022 Husky Green Awards, as well as two Husky Green Legacy Award honorees.

This year's winners include students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to campus sustainability. This is the 13th year the Husky Green Awards have been presented by the UW Environment Stewardship Committee to recognize the individuals and groups who lead the way in sustainability at the UW.

Students, faculty, staff and groups from all UW campuses are...

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Category: Awards & Recognition

The 2022 Trash Art Contest, organized by UW Recycling, gave UW artists a space to make statements around waste and sustainability while using materials usually thought of as trash.

More than 20 art pieces were created for the contest, in the categories of 2D art, 3D art and literature. Artists were asked to express feelings or...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | UW Recycling | Campus Race to Zero Waste
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UW Net Impact, a Foster School of Business student group focused on sustainabilty, is hosting a discussion around Climate Justice & Business on Tuesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in the Paccar Building's Deloitte Commons.

This event will include discussions about climate justice in the global, local, and business context, as well as how to apply principles of climate justice as business leaders.

Snacks will be provided, and all are welcome to attend. Contact ramirezi@uw.edu with any questions.

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Category: Events
Tags: Net Impact | Business | Environmental Justice
two pieces of art made from objects considered trash

Five winners transformed trash into stunning art pieces in the third annual UW Trash Art Contest.

The contest, organized by UW Recycling, received more than 20 submissions from students, faculty and staff in the categories of literature, 2D art and 3D art. The artwork needed to be created from items normally thought of as trash. Artists were asked to express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste.

This year's winners were:

2D art category

  1. Disposable by Louise Wackerman
  2. ...
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Category: Awards & Recognition | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | Campus Race to Zero Waste | UW Recycling
Washington Applied Sustainability Internship (WASI)

 

The Washington State Department of Ecology has partnered with Washington Sea Grant to create the new Washington Applied Sustainability Internship (WASI) program. This is a paid 10-week internship for college students to work with a business on pollution prevention and sustainability projects. 

The WASI program is open to junior, senior and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, in business, economics, engineering, environmental science, green chemistry, physical science or sustainability science. For the summer of 2022, the program has partnered with two...

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The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is now hiring for two undergraduate student positions: Outreach Coordinator and Project Development Specialist. Both positions are open to current UW students. The roles are expected to work 15 to 19.5 hours a week during the academic year and summer, and pay $20/hour.

The CSF is a student-funded and student-run grant organization which support student-led sustainability projects on campus. This is your chance to become closely involved with both...

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Category: Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: jobs