Winter tri-campus speaker series: Climate change and food systems

Climate Change and Food Systems speaker series (text with image of seedling plants)

The Sustainability staff at the UW Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle campuses are jointly hosting a Winter speaker series around Climate Change and Food Systems. The series will include virtual events, as well as an in-person event on each of the three campuses. Events will be weekly from January 18 to February 22.

Please register to receive the Zoom link for any of the virtual events, as well as to indicate interest in the in-person events.

Become a partner for Food Waste Prevention Week in April

2023 Food Waste Prevention Week

The Washington State Department of Ecology is encouraging groups working on food waste to be a partner in Food Waste Prevention Week happening April 10-16. 

Food Waste Prevention Week is a national awareness and education movement including online and in-person events. Cities, states, universities and other organizations have partnered around the effort.

For organizations interested in becoming a partner, there are two upcoming national Partner Info Sessions:

Call for proposals for WOHESC 2023

WOHESC March 6-8, 2023

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is now accepting proposals for the next conference, to be held March 6-8, 2023, at Oregon State University. The conference theme is "Mindscape and Landscape: The Intertwined Nature of Mental, Social, and Planetary Health." 

Submissions for program content, speakers and sessions will be accepted until October 14, 2022. See the full details below or as a PDF.

North Campus Husky Neighborhood Cleanup in August and September

Husky Neighborhood Cleanup logo

UW students living in the North campus neighborhood can get rid of unwanted items for free during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup. On Thursday, August 25 and Tuesday, September 27 trucks will be on site accepting items for donation, recycling or disposal. Recycling and disposal trucks will also be available on Monday, September 25, but the donation vendor will not be available that day.

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

Accepted items include:

Join us for a volunteer opportunity at the UW Farm on Aug. 19

close up of a hand planting a seedling in soil

Join Campus Rx, a joint collaboration between UW Nature and Health, UW Botanic Gardens, the UW Farm and UW Sustainability, for a volunteer work party and lunch on August 19 at 9-11 a.m.

The work party and lunch are intended to build community around spending time outdoors. Whether you're a student, faculty member, staff, or community member, join us to learn more about sustainable agriculture, food systems, and our role in the community! Space is limited to 30 people so please register early!

North campus Husky Neighborhood Cleanup

Husky Neighborhood Cleanup

UW students moving out in the north campus neighborhood can drop off unwanted items for free recycling, donation and disposal this week. 

UW Recycling's Husky Neighborhood Cleanup provides an easy way to get rid of your unwanted items during moveout. Trucks will be at 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. on Thursday, June 9; Monday, June 13; and Tuesday, June 14 from 1-5 p.m. or until trucks are full. A UW student ID card is required to drop off items.

Connecting Mindfully with Nature workshop on May 31

Connecting Mindfully with Nature

The UW Counseling Center is hosting a mindfulness workshop for UW students in the Washington Park Arboretum from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. The workshop will focus on Forest Bathing, the Japanese practice of seeking a deep and meditative connection with nature.

Learn about the mindful connection to nature, engage in the practice and connect with others in the process.