UW News & Information recently reported on a new NOAA online tool, the IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) Pacific Region Ocean Acidification Data Portal, that helps researchers and the fishing industry track ocean acidification in local waters and the open ocean. Developed in collaboraiton with several UW researches (including Jan Newton, Emilio Mayorga, and Troy Tanner) and researchers from other universities (including UW Alum Burke Hales, now at OSU), the new tool promises to help many and diverse stakeholders, especially the shellfish...

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Category: Academics | Climate Change | Environment | Fisheries | Research | Technology | Water
Tags: UWNI | NOAA | Shellfish | Ocean Acidification | Jan Newton | Emilo Mayorga | Troy Tanner | Burke Hales | OSU | Alumni in Action | A World of Good | Solving Grand Challenges | Research to Practice | Academics and Industry | Sean Notes

This Saturday (Nov. 22), explore the UW campus, discover new paths, try bike share and have fun!

The ENVIR 480 class is hosting a bike scavenger hunt ride, meeting at 10:30 a.m. on the HUB lawn. Admission is a canned food item which will be donated to the University Food Bank.

Download a PDF of the flyer

Category: Events
Tags: Bicycling | Pronto cycle share | Sustainability Studio

On Thursday, November 20, 2014 Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University presented an engaging and provocative lecture at UW Bothell (UWB) titled "What are the Stakes of What Diversity Means? Capitalism, Collective Existence, the University, and Beyond". The lecture was part of UWB's IAS Distinguished Speaker lecture series that recognizes exemplary scholarship,...

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Category: Events
Tags: Jodi Melamed | Marquette University | UW Bothell | UWB IAS Distinguished Speaker | Diversity | Consumerism | Capitalism | 2014 Focus: Diversity | SGS | Social Sustainability | Cultural Sustainability | Sean Notes

If you're a UW student living in a residence hall, we need your help this weekend!

The annual One Thing Challenge is a competition between UW and Washington State University to see which campus is committed to being the greenest. The school with the most participants will gain bragging rights and the ceremonial awarding of the One Thing Cup - a trophy made from recycled materials.


The One Thing Challenge is a personal commitment to change one thing in your normal routine in order to be more...

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Category: Events
Tags: SEED | One Thing Challenge | residence halls

By Tali Haller

On Wednesday, October 22nd, a group of six speakers from across the University of Washington came together to discuss sustainability, especially as it relates  to their personal research and projects, as part of the SustainableUW Festival. Comprised of three different UW schools (College of the Environment, Foster School of Business, and the School of Public Health), the panel focused on identifying and addressing the barriers to solving the largest issues currently affecting sustainability.  

The general consensus from the panel members focused on the...

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Category: Events
Tags: Campus Sustainability Fund | SustainableUW Festival | speakers | College of the Environment | Foster School of Business | School of Public Health


Blogger Jeffrey Marlow of WIRED's The Extremo Files recently spoke with Howard Frumkin, Dean of the UW School of Public Health and member of the UW Environmental Stewardship Committee on the intersection of climate change and public health. The result...a fascinating article that may surprise many regarding what lies ahead for us in what Dean Frumking calls "the biggest health challenge in the coming century." Find the full article here.


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Category: Climate Change
Tags: Howard Frumkin | School of Public Health | WIRED | Public Health | Press: Professors | Press: Deans | SGS | Sean Notes

Wednesday, Nov. 19, join EcoReps for a clothing exchange available to all UW students! 

Have some T-shirts or clothes sitting in your closet that you never wear? Donate them to EcoReps and pick out some new-to-you clothes! Find EcoReps on the 17th Avenue median in front of 45th Street from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

T-shirts, sweatshirts, blouses, pants, shorts, shoes, hats, scarves - come drop off anything you don't want and in return you can have whatever is donated!

Keep in mind:

  • Clothing must be clean, unsoiled and in good condition
  • ...
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Category: Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
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Bring your reusable mug to Red Square today and Thursday, Nov. 20, and get free Husky Grind coffee from the UW EcoReps!

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Tags: EcoReps | Husky Grind | coffee

UW Solar's array of solar panels on top of Mercer Court has been generating energy since going online this April, and you can see exactly how much the panels are producing with a real-time visualization tool.

The site breaks down the energy generated by month, day or hour. So far, the top producing day was May 30th, when the panels generated 248 kilowatt hours of electricty. The short, rainy days of November lag well behind - yesterday the...

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Category: Energy | Campus Sustainability Fund
Tags: Campus Sustainability Fund | UW Solar | solar power

The application deadline has been extended for the RecycleMania 2015 Student Planning Committee winter quarter positions!

The new application deadline is Wednesday, November 12th. RecycleMania is a national tournament in which college campuses compete to see which can recycle & compost the most campus waste. Every year during winter quarter, UW competes for national recognition in RecycleMania.  To help the campus rise to the top of the RecycleMania rankings, UW Recycling selects qualified individuals to participate in a student-led planning committee. The committee works...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: RecycleMania | UW Recycling