UW Sustainability Spring 2018 newsletter
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Save the date: Earth Day on Red Square, April 20, 2018

Earth Day 2018The central UW Earth Day celebration, organized by the UW Sustainability Action Network in collaboration with UW Sustainability, will take place April 20 on Red Square. The theme for this year's Earth Day is "Planting the seeds for a sustainable future."

The UW Earth Day celebrations bring students, faculty, staff and community members together to celebrate sustainability efforts across our UW campuses. During the event, exhibitors - including student groups, academic units and community partners - will be on Red Square along with music, speakers, and much more.

There are also many other Earth Day-related events taking place around the University of Washington throughout April. Visit for all the details.

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UW joins new international coalition to speed climate action

Climate CoaltionThe University of Washington joined 12 other leading North American research universities in the new University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, a group committed to leveraging its research and resources to help communities accelerate climate action.

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Volunteer for the 2018 Special Olympics in Seattle

The Special Olympics USA Games will be coming to Seattle this summer July 1-6. More than 4,000 athletes and coaches will be staying in the North and West residence halls on the UW Seattle campus and eight of the fourteen Special Olympics USA Games events will be held on campus. Special Olympics USA Games needs volunteers to make sure that the USA Games are a success and that the athletes, their families and spectators have a great time.

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In Our Nature

Discover what's happening in sustainability across UW at the "In Our Nature" blog. Recent stories include:

WOHESC 2018 wrap up

Solar innovation on the Life Sciences Building

Sqwatch's takeaways on sustainable fashion

Support the
UW Volt Fund

The Voluntary Offsets/Local Technologies (VOLT) Fund aims to support the UW's Another Solar Array Please (ASAP) Program to expand solar and other renewable energy on our UW Campuses.

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GoGreen 2018

UW Sustainability is a proud Community Partner of the 2018 GoGreen Seattle Conference on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Use the code UWSUSTAINABILITY for 30% off registration.

Green Certification Workshop Wednesdays

Join us for the upcoming Green Certification Workshop Wednesday on April 4 at 1:30-2 p.m. in Gerberding Hall room G26 (one floor down from the Red Square entrance). Learn more here.

Shop big with small businesses

Come celebrate National Small Business Week by participating in the UW Small Business Fair. Connect with small, local, diverse and women-owned businesses from our community.

When: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 11am-1pm
Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - UW Intellectual House.

Campus Sustainability Fund logoCampus Sustainability Fund grants $93,704 to 14 projects in latest funding round

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) approved seven large projects and another seven small projects (less than $1,000 each) in the organization's most recent funding round. See all the project details on the CSF website.

Students interested in applying for a CSF grant in the Spring funding round must submit a letter of intent by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

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UW EcoReps

The UW EcoReps student group connects students with environmental projects on campus. This year the group has worked to provide better professional development opportunities for students, and to create partnerships with other campus groups. Learn more about how EcoReps has expanded its reach on the In Our Nature blog.

Students interested in becoming an EcoRep can fill out the EcoReps Application Form to get things started, or stay up to date on what the group is doing on the EcoReps Facebook page.

Green Dawg CertificationThe Green Dawgs Program at the University of Washington encourages RSO’s to help make their meetings, events, and member practices more sustainable. Green Dawgs Certification recognizes student groups who implement sustainable practices. The program provides the framework for self-evaluation as well as resources to help student groups implement sustainable practices within their clubs. 
Learn more and apply at

Check out the new Goodbiz blog

Goodbiz is a UW-wide blog by, for, and about many campus partners that work together to identify and share practices that help UW do good business through strategic management and collaborative stewardship of the University’s financial and physical resources.

Visit the blog to learn more about some of the great efforts happening across UW!


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