October is National Campus Sustainability month, and UW Sustainability is organizing the 2017 SustainableUW Festival highlighting sustainability-related events across the University of Washington. The festival is Oct. 23-28, but there are sustainability events happening before and after those dates as well. The SustainableUW Festival includes events hosted by various departments, student groups and other organizations across all UW campuses. The full list of festival events and more information can be found at green.uw.edu/festival – you can also join the festival’s Facebook event.
The showcase festival event is the Sustainability Fair, Wednesday, October 25 at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This event features dozens of exhibitors – including UW departments, student groups and community partners. This year’s theme is “Student-powered sustainability” and the fair will also include a student poster showcase.
Other featured events this month include the Campus Sustainability Fund brainstorming mixer on October 19; a UW Sustainability open house in our office, Gerberding B40, on Oct. 20 (featuring a food drive and representatives from the UW Campus Food Pantry); a Sustainability Careers Meet & Greet on October 23; and more. The full event calendar is at green.uw.edu/festival/events