Meet the new CSF Coordinator Tatiana Brown

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.

MLK Day of Service events at the Center for Urban Horticulture

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.

2022 Renewable Energy Scholarships available

rooftop solar panels

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.

2022 Trash Art Contest

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.

UW Recycling is excited to host another Trash Art Contest for 2022!  

The categories this year 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.

Wishing you a safe and sustainable holiday season!

Happy holidays! banner

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:

Toren Elste, on a sailboat

Toren Elste, Program Specialist

Sailing into a new year!

Learn more about student group Global Renewables Infrastructure Development (GRID)


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.

Meet our new Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Coordinator, Francis Abugbilla

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.