Creating a Sustainable Campus webinar seriesUW Sustainability is hosting a series of online webinars in 2024 highlighting sustainability work happening on our campuses.

These talks will be throughout the Winter and Spring quarters. They will be online-only, and generally on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. The webinars will be recorded and videos will be posted here after the events. Pre-register for the events to attend via Zoom. See the registration links for each session below.

State of Sustainability posterNext event:

State of Sustainability at UW

Wednesday, May 22, 3 p.m.

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A look at the many sustainability efforts at the University of Washington and the actions we're taking to meet our goals.

Speaker: Lisa Dulude, UW Sustainability Director


Full schedule

Date Title Details
Jan. 24, 2024
12 p.m.
Sustainable Dining with Housing & Food Services Speaker: Mark Whiteley, HFS
Learn about how UW Housing & Food Services addresses sustainability, including menu planning, expanding plant-based and organic options, and the reusable container Ozzi program.


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Feb. 14, 2024
12 p.m.
Working toward Zero Waste with UW Recycling Speaker: Liz Gignilliat, UW Recycling
SCRAM (Student Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) is a UW program that captures unwanted items from thousands of departing students who live in the UW residence halls. Learn how UW Recycling organizes this effort and how it contributes to UW's waste reduction goals.


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March 13, 2024 Transportation Services Speaker: Jeremy Munroe, Transportation Services
Transportation Services discussed resources available through the Commute Options program and other sustainability efforts.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2024
12 p.m.
Reducing Air Travel Speakers: Jeremy Hess, Director of the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE); Jamie Mayerfeld, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor in Law, Societies, and Justice; and Marilyn Ostergren, UW Sustainability

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
10 a.m.
Decarbonizing our Energy System Speaker: Dave Woodson, Executive Director of Campus Energy, Utilities and Operations
Learn how the UW is working to transition our campus energy system away from fossil fuels.


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May 8, 2024
3 p.m.
UW's Green Building Standards Speaker: Lisa Dulude, UW Sustainability
Learn about the UW's new sustainability standards for new construction and renovations.
May 15, 2024
2 p.m.
Reducing Air Travel, part 2 Following up on April's presentation about the environmental and social impacts of academic air travel, this webinar looks further at possible policies and actions to reduce UW's impact.


May 22, 2024
3 p.m.
State of Sustainability at UW A look at the many sustainability efforts at the University of Washington and the actions we're taking to meet our goals.

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Event videos

Decarbonizing our Energy System

April 25, 2024

Reducing Air Travel, part 1

April 16, 2024

Sustainable Transportation

March 13, 2024

Keeping items out of the landfill during student move-out with UW Recycling

February 14, 2024

Sustainable Dining with Housing & Food Services

January 24, 2024

UW's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 6, 2023

Decarbonization Town Hall

October 25, 2023