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[course]: Environmental Innovation Practicum

Innovation in Cleantech + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet

UW ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION PRACTICUM (2 credits)

ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498, ENVIR 495

Fall Quarter, Tuesdays 4-5:50 pm, Paccar Hall 292

Instructor:  Deb Hagen-Lukens dlhagen@uw.edu

Prerequisites:  None. Recommended for juniors and above, including grad students.

For a list of speakers and topics, check back in September: eic.washington.edu

The goal is to discover the universe of cleantech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges and to raise awareness of how you might be part of that solution.  You’ll form teams around problems you identify, and present your solutions to the class.  Although not required, teams are invited to compete in the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge April 2, 2015.

The seminar consists of a selection of required readings and a series of industry experts who will speak on a specific cleantech topic. You will work in teams to present a proposed solution to an environmental problem. The final deliverable for the class is a 5-10 minute presentation.

Course topics will include:

  • Environmental challenges and opportunities linked to cleantech.
  • How to translate an idea into an actual device/product/company 
  • Market assessment (who would be the customer for this product or service?)

Questions?  ptufts@uw.edu

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Nosh on Nature is back!!!

Nosh on Nature
​Lunch Speaker Series

Edible Education
Thursday, Sept. 25 in Wallace Hall 012, 12:30-1:30pm
​Lunch Provided  - ​RSVP Required: 
Seattle Youth Garden Works empowers homeless
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and underserved youth through garden-based education and employment. Kristen Rower, Program Manager of Seattle Youth Garden Works will talk about how this program provides employment training in sustainable urban agriculture. Hear how participants get experience with growing, cooking and selling produce, and find out how you can get involved.
 
​​Nosh on Nature is a regular speaker series bringing students, alumni, faculty and environmental professionals together over lunch to talk about the latest environmental issues. Nosh on Nature is hosted by Environmental Studies at the UW Program on the Environment.

 

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Meet the Student Advisory Council!

We would like to extend a warm welcome from the College of the Environment Student Advisory Council to all the returning students and those incoming to the UW for the first time. The Student Advisory Council acts as a liaison between the students (You!) and the Dean’s office of the College of the Environment. We act as the representatives for the Program on the Environment and other departments in relaying issues from the student community to the Dean as well as reaching out to the student community on behalf of the Dean’s Office. Please feel free to contact us with any issues or suggestions on how to improve the student experience in the College of the Environment. We wish you the best in the new academic year!

Have any questions? Contact:  

Bethany Taylor
Undergraduate PoE representative for the Student Advisory Council
Email: taylob7@uw.edu

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[course]: Environmental Innovation Practicum (AUT/14)

ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION PRACTICUM (2 credits)

ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498, ENVIR 495

Fall Quarter, Tuesdays 4-5:50 pm, Paccar Hall 292

Instructor:  Deb Hagen-Lukens dlhagen@uw.edu

Prerequisites:  None. Recommended for juniors and above, including grad students.

For a list of speakers and topic click here!

Discover the universe of cleantech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges and raise awareness of how you can be part of the solution.  You’ll form cross-disciplined teams around problems you identify, and present your solutions to the class.  Although not required, teams are invited to compete in the newly named Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge April 2, 2015.

The seminar consists of a selection of required readings and a series of industry experts who will speak on a specific cleantech topic. You will work in teams to present a proposed solution to an environmental problem. The final deliverable for the class is a 5-10 minute presentation.

Course topics include:

  • ·         Environmental challenges and opportunities linked to cleantech.
  • How to translate an idea into an actual device/product/company. 
  • Market assessment (who would be the customer for this product or service?)

Questions?  ptufts@uw.edu

Pam Tufts| Assistant Director
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

UW Foster School of Business, Dempsey Hall 227
206.685-3813 ptufts@uw.edu

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[job]: Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator

About Us

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (FCRW) is an award-winning 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the greater Lake Washington/Cedar River/Sammamish Watershed. The watershed is home to more than 83 species of fish and wildlife and 14 species of concern such as sockeye salmon and the endangered Chinook salmon. It is also home to 22% of Washington’s human population. The watershed is our home. Its future is ours.

Our roots are in the water. The 143 square miles of the protected upper watershed provide clean drinking water to over one million King County residents. It is unique—one of only six protected municipal watersheds in the country and the only one owned by the people who depend on it. FCRW began in 1996 with the charter to support the construction of the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, and since then has evolved to promote stewardship and education about the importance of restoring the Lake Washington/Cedar River/Sammamish Watershed.

Through innovative collaborations with municipalities, schools, individuals, and businesses, we link local citizens to environmental stewardship efforts including volunteer habitat restoration events, salmon recovery efforts, and conservation and education programs in order to preserve these finite resources for future generations.

Job Summary

The Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of habitat improvement projects and building relationships with program partners (agencies, businesses, community organizations, schools) and volunteers. The Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator also manages programmatic operations, works with local community members, manages and leads volunteer habitat restoration events, and creates and delivers environmental education field lessons.

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[internship]: Sustainability Social Media Intern, UW Sport Operations

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                      Sustainability Social Media Intern

Department:               Sport Operations

Position Description

The University of Washington Sport Operations department is currently recruiting to fill the position of Sustainability Intern.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote sustainability via social media platforms
  • Build a social media following
  • Strategically display sustainability Facebook posts
  • Display creative and concise Twitter messages
  • Cover ‘Green Game’ events to promote sustainability

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous experience with multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Creativity and ability to convey messages to social media followers
  • Passion for promoting sustainability
  • Previous experience with athletics events

A resume accompanied by a cover letter relating applicants qualifications and experience to those stated for the position must be received by September 29, 2014. Application materials should be sent to:

University of Washington, ICA

Graves Building, Box 354070

Seattle, WA 98195-4070

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[student job]: EcoReps coordinator, UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office is hiring for a student coordinator to manage UW’s EcoReps program. To apply please visit HuskyJobs and search for listing # 82630: http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs
Position Description:
The EcoReps coordinator will work in partnership with the ESS Sustainability Programs Supervisor to organize and expand the University-wide EcoReps program. The program is a student peer to peer sustainability education network with the goal of decreasing the University’s environmental impact in alignment with the UW Environmental Policy statement and the Climate Action Plan. The EcoReps coordinator will gain hands on experience in project management, program development, networking, communications, marketing, and development of educational materials with guidance/mentoring from the Program Supervisor.

Internship Goals: 
1. Expand the current EcoReps network 
2. Generate creative activities and events for EcoReps to participate in and engage a broader student base
3. Continue developing relationships with campus departments that support students, such as Residence Halls, Student Life, Greek Community, etc.
 
Pay:
$12-14 depending on experience

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a bird? 

2014 Environmental Leadership Scholarship recipient Sophia Winkler-Schor traveled to the Peruvian Amazon for her Capstone Project this past summer. Check out her work with The Wild Forests and Fauna (WFF). In the video you will experience our journey deep into the jungle, and see incredible, ‘drone’s-eye views’ soaring 300ft above the tropical rainforest!

To see more awesome adventures Like WFF on Facebook! www.facebook.com/Wildff

The Environmental Leadership Scholarships are two, merit-based based scholarships awarded annually to Environmental Studies majors at the UW Program on the Environment. Applications are accepted once a year in May for the following Autumn quarter. Contact Joe Kobayashi at jkob@uw.edu for more information.