The UW Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration teamed up with the UW Carpentry Fabrication Shop to transform a dead cedar tree on campus into a bench where the UW community can enjoy the surroundings of the restored forest.
The Washington State Recycling Association has scholarships available for student who would like to attend the organization's annual conference and trade show. This year the conference is in Spokane on May 17-20. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 23 at 5 p.m.
If you're interested in working on sustainability issues around campus, there are several openings right now for current UW students.
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.
The unseasonably warm February means there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and see sights which normally aren't available until later in the year.
The Seattle Times has a list of several good options for garden walks around Seattle (many flowers are already starting to bloom) and waterfalls further afield.
For example, Franklin Falls near Snoqualmie Pass:
Do you know a UW Commute Champion? UW Transportation Services is looking for Huskies who walk the talk with a commute that has a low-impact on the environment, enhances the quality of life in our community, and increases their health and wellbeing.
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.”
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.
The Husky Real Food Challenge (HRFC) student organization wants to see UW reach 25 percent "real food" - local, ecologically sustainable, fair trade or humanely raised - by 2020. This week The Daily outlined the group's efforts.
The national Real Food Challenge organization tries to get campuses to have at least 20 percent real food, but since the UW is already near this goal, Husky Real Food Challenge is pushing for an even higher target.