UW Mailing Services goes bike-powered

There's a new way to deliver the mail at the University of Washington.

UW Mailing Services has recently rolled out a pair of bicycles to use in moving mail around campus. Mailing Services Manager Steven Roberts said the bikes will help most with small or express jobs which come in after the usual daily routes are finished. In the past, these tasks would have required a driver to use a truck. Even though the Mailing Services fleet is all hybrid-electric vehicles, using a truck still means using some gas.

UW Bicycle Facilities Intern position open

UW Transportation Services is looking for a Bicycle Facilities Intern. The position will work with the Active Transportation Specialist to plan, manage, evaluate, and promote bicycle facilities on campus, including bike parking, repair stations, and signage. If you're interested in a hands-on position that will get you out around campus for field work, and that also offers experience in project management, outreach and program evaluation, this is a spot for you.

Join the conversation: Sustainability in the curriculum

The University of Washington has hundreds of classes which touch on sustainability, but there is much more the university can do to explicitly incorporate sustainability into its academics. The interdisciplinary cross-campus Sustainability in the Curriculum Committee recently concluded, “the time is ripe for all UW campuses to make sustainability a top priority not only in its operations but across the curriculum.” 

Environmental Career Fair on Wednesday

Looking for a career in an environmental field? This Wednesday, Feb. 25, join the College of the Environment and dozens of employers for the Environmental Career Fair in Mary Gates Commons.

The event is open to all UW students, and provides an opportunity to explore careers in various environmental fields. Potential employers from the nonprofit, government and private sectors will be on hand to discuss career positions and internships.