UW Sustainability is hiring an Outreach & Events Student Assistant

UW Sustainability is looking for an undergraduate student outreach and events intern. This is a part-time position (13 hours per week) for a current student. The intern will work closely with the UW Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) team to plan and develop outreach and engagement opportunities, as well as be the point person for organizing and coordinating events. This position will be for the 2023-2024 academic year, starting in Fall quarter, and will be a mix of remote and in-person work.

North campus Husky Neighborhood Cleanup in June

Husky Neighborhood Cleanup

UW students living in the North campus neighborhood can get rid of unwanted items for free during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup. On Thursday, June 8; Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13 trucks will be on site accepting items for recycling or disposal. Trucks will be parked at 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. from 1-5 p.m. on those days, or until the trucks are full. 

A UW student Husky card will be required to drop off material.

Accepted items include:

Volunteer at UW during Earth Month

hands of volunteers with plant pots

This April, there are many opportunities to volunteer on campus. Both the UW Farm and Society for Ecological Restoration have multiple volunteer sessions each week providing opportunities to get your hands in the dirt. The UW Botanic Gardens are co-hosting the annual Arboretum Earth Day restoration event, and you can also find many other organizations throughout Seattle and our region hosting volunteer events as well.

Here are a few of the ways to volunteer this month at the UW:

Student Energy Transformation task force Spring quarter meetings

Energy Transformation Student Task Force

Students interested in learning more about the UW's Energy Transformation strategy to decarbonize the Seattle campus energy system are invited to attend the Energy Transformation Task Force meetings this quarter.

The student-led task force meets every other week throughout the quarter on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., starting April 6. Those meetings will be on Zoom, and all UW students are welcome to join. 

Emerging Leaders scholarships available for this summer's Circularity Conference

Circularity Emerging Leaders

There is an opportunity for students and young professionals to receive a complimentary pass to this summer's Circularity Conference in Seattle. The Circularity Emerging Leaders program aims to elevate, cultivate and support the next generation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) leaders in the climate community. Its goal is to foster a community of sustainability professionals that is diverse and representative of the world in which we live.

Nominations needed for Husky Sustainability Awards

Husky Sustainability Awards

We need your help to recognize the people and groups across the University of Washington who strive to advance sustainability, by submitting your nominations for the Husky Sustainability Awards.

Students, faculty and staff at all three UW campuses are eligible, and anyone in the UW community can submit a nomination. The Husky Sustainability Awards recognize individuals and teams across the university who have made an impact for sustainability.