Submit proposals for the first National Sustainability Society conference

National Sustainability Society logo

The National Sustainability Society (NSS) is hosting a national conference in Seattle this September to bring together academics, students, and practitioners within the field of sustainability to build consensus on the key principles, competencies, capacities, frameworks, and substance of sustainability as both a scholarly realm and as a rapidly expanding field of practice across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. 

Apply to join the Coalition for Climate Careers Executive Steering Committee

Coalition for Climate Careers (C3) logo

The Coalition for Climate Careers (C3) has openings for its Executive Steering Committee. The Coalition for Climate Careers was created through a partnership with King County, The Port of Seattle, and The City of Seattle. It works to create an inclusive, thriving green economy workforce in King County through collaboration among community organizations, employers, labor, and local government.

EarthLab undergraduate art contest

EarthLab Visual Arts Contest

UW EarthLab is holding its first UW Undergraduate Student Art Competition, calling for original pieces of art that answers the question: What does environmental and climate justice mean to you are your community?

Prizes are available to the top three entries, with $600 for the winner. The winning entries will also be exhibited in the EarthLab offices for a year. Submissions are due on May 1, 2024. Winners will be announced in mid-May 2024.

Washington State Recycling Association offering scholarships to attend annual conference

WA State Recycling Association

The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA), a statewide nonprofit committed to promoting and advancing waste reduction practices and policies in the Northwest and beyond, is now accepting applications for a scholarship to attend its annual conference. The conference will be May 14-17, 2024, in Vancouver, Wash.

Call for WOHESC Makers Market

background image of hand-made goods with text "Call for Makers, WOHESC Makers Market"

The 2024 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) will feature a Makers Market for the first time. 

The Market will be Tuesday, March 5 from 1 - 6:30 p.m. during the conference held at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Artists and crafters of all types focused on sustainability are welcome. As part of the market, makers are welcome to sell products and wares. (Please note: All payment processing is the sole responsibility of participating makers).

Apply to be part of the market at the link below.

UW recognized as a sustainability leader

Aerial view of UW's Drumheller Fountain

The University of Washington was recognized among the national leaders in higher education sustainability by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

AASHE’s 2023 Sustainable Campus Index recognizes the UW’s Seattle campus as a top performer in Purchasing (No. 2 overall) and Transportation (No. 9). UW Bothell shared the top overall spot for Grounds with Cascadia College (the two schools share the Bothell campus), and was tied for No. 2 overall in the Water category.