Winter speaker series: Climate Change & Food Systems

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.

Decarbonization at the UW, April 20

Join an online Earth Week discussion about decarbonization and what it might mean for the University of Washington and local communities. The State of Washington and the UW’s Sustainability Action Plan call for the UW to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward carbon neutrality. What will this mean for all of us, and what are the technical, social and financial challenges we face in making this happen?

Register for the Zoom link.

Earth Day 2022

The University of Washington has participated in Earth Day celebrations since the very first observance in 1970. This year we are hopeful that we can hold some in-person events for the first time since 2019, along with virtual options. There will also be volunteer opportunities and other ways to recognize Earth Day happening on all three UW campuses, organized by many different groups and units across our university.

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Earth Day 2021

April 16, 2021

The University of Washington's 2021 virtual Earth Day celebrations will include events hosted by departments and student groups on all three UW campuses during Earth Week and beyond. Although the pandemic keeps us physically distant, our shared values of sustainability and environmental justice can connect us. The UW's Earth Day events provide opportunities for connection as we explore the many aspects of sustainability.

April 16 - Sustainability Stories "Vegan Studies"

April 9, 2020

April 16, 12 p.m. (Zoom event)

Jessica Holmes taught the first ever Vegan Studies course at UW this fall. Her talk "Vegan Studies: Teaching Equity, Justice and Sustainability through the Lens of Veganism" will discuss the emerging academic field of Vegan Studies – what is it, how might we situate it within current models of scholarship and activism, and how does it relate to issues of sustainability, ecofeminism and social justice? How might veganism serve as a potential basis for radical social resilience and coexistence on a planet in crisis?

UW Earth Day 2020

April 6, 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow us to for an in-person event, it remains important to create ways to come together as a community to recognize this milestone and look toward the future.

There are many ways to practice sustainability personally this Earth Day, as well as utilizing online programming and events. See our Earth Day calendar for events across the UW around Earth Day through the month of April - and beyond.