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Watch highlights from the SustainableUW Festival

SustainableUW Festival video

Last month's SustainableUW Festival brought together people from across the University of Washington to celebrate our sustainability efforts and talk about what's next. We were blown away by the many inspirational stories, discussions and connections at all of the events. Take a look at our video of festival highlights to relive your favorite festival moments or catch up on ones you might have missed.
Thanks to everyone who helped us make the 2016 festival a success - we're already looking forward to an even better festival next year!

Watch the video here.

Save the date: Leadership Fireside Green Bag talk on Jan. 26

We are excited to be partnering with the Husky Leadership initiative and Program on the Environment for our next Green Bag talk in conjunction with the Leadership Fireside series. Join us in the HUB on January 26 from 4:50-5:30 p.m. for a very informative conversation with Jamie Stroble, Climate Engagement Specialist, Director's Office, Department of Natural Resources & Parks for King county as she talks about her leadership journey in the industry. 

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In Our Nature

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

Sqwatch's Secrets

Students research UW air travel impacts

Green Greek website

CSF spotlight

GoGreen Conference

UW Sustainability is proud to be a community partner of the 2017 Go Green Conference in Seattle on March 16, 2017. When registering, use code UWSUSTAINBILITY for a 30% discount.
For more information visit

The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) will be Thursday and Friday, February 16-17, 2017 at Gonzaga University in Spokane. The theme for the 2017 conference is "Caring for our Common Home". Register here

Join the ranks of UW's Paper Reduction Pros

Paper Reduction Pros

The University of Washington is committed to decreasing paper usage, while moving to make sure the paper we do use is 100% recycled. Reducing paper use and converting paper purchases to 100% recycled paper saves your department money and contributes to a more sustainable campus.

The Paper Reduction Pros program recognizes those who make significant and conscious efforts to considerably reduce the amount of paper they use, as well as people who educate their peers in paper reduction. Paper Pros help us spread the word about paper reduction across our campus. We would like to offer a HUGE thank you to our Paper Pros, we couldn’t do it without you!

Are you interested in becoming a paper reduction pro and leading the charge for sustainability and paper reduction on campus? Take the pledge and sign up today!

Campus Sustainability Fund fall proposal deadline

CSFStudents with an idea for an environmental campus project have until November 28 to submit a letter of intent for the next Campus Sustainability Fund application round. If you're not prepared to submit this quarter, there will be a second application round in the spring (and grants for less than $1,000 can be applied for at any time). 

See the CSF site for more information

Certify your Green Office or Laboratory for 2017

Green Office CertificationGreen Laboratory Certification

If you work in an office or laboratory at the University of Washington, make your it New Year's resolution to become Green Certified! The application takes only about 20 minutes - less time than waiting in line for a coffee during morning rush. And since you missed out on that coffee, we bring you FREE coffee from Husky Grind for certifying your office or lab.

For more information, visit our Green Certification page or email about setting up a consultation.


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