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Graduate and celebrate all of your! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in 2013-2014 (including Fall 2014) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities come together and celebrate multiple identities, accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome and wanted!
When: Tuesday, June 10th, from 6-8:30. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15PM
Where: The UW Tower, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (Brooklyn Avenue  is closed in front of the Tower, please make sure to make parking arrangements)
How: If you are graduating, pleas register here
Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and trans* folks, we are often “required” by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. All clothing has cultural significance, but sometimes we want to wear cultural regalia that honors our history, ourselves, and the moment, please do so. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities!

Graduate and celebrate all of your! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in 2013-2014 (including Fall 2014) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities come together and celebrate multiple identities, accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome and wanted!

When: Tuesday, June 10th, from 6-8:30. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15PM

Where: The UW Tower, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (Brooklyn Avenue  is closed in front of the Tower, please make sure to make parking arrangements)

How: If you are graduating, pleas register here

Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and trans* folks, we are often “required” by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. All clothing has cultural significance, but sometimes we want to wear cultural regalia that honors our history, ourselves, and the moment, please do so. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities!

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The UW Campus Sustainability Fund is holding a couple of restoration events around campus during Earth Week next week. The first restoration event is coming up this Saturday at Yesler Swamp!

The UW Campus Sustainability Fund is holding a couple of restoration events around campus during Earth Week next week. The first restoration event is coming up this Saturday at Yesler Swamp!

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Air and Waste Management Conference and Exhibition

Air & Waste Management Association to Hold 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Long Beach, California

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will hold its 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition,June 24-27, 2014, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

 “Long Beach is home to one of the world’s busiest seaports and is a center for transportation, industry, and environmental stewardship so it provides the perfect location for our 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, which is built around the theme ‘Navigating Environmental Crossroads,” said Jim Powell, A&WMA Executive Director. “With a technical program that covers a vast variety of topics from air quality and climate change to waste utilization and renewable engery, attendees from all fields will gain practical knowledge, develop new insights, and make valuable connections with colleagues from around the world.”  

 The Annual Conference will feature a technical program with more than 400 presentations, 70 technical and student posters, more than 100 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services, social tours and networking events, professional development courses taught by leading instructors, and a student program. 

The Keynote program will feature four extraordinary leaders shaping tomorrow’s business and environmental strategies: an amazing line up of speakers including:

  • Janet McCabe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Steven L. Shestag, The Boeing Company
  • Dennis Arriola, Southern California Gas Company
  • Barry R. Wallerstein, Dr. Env., South Coast Air Quality Management District

 The program will feature a Mini-Symposium on the Impacts of Transportation Hubs and Ports, bringing special focus to pressing issues and innovations in managing regional air quality and other environmental issues at seaports, airports, and other hubs.

For additional information about the 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, including sponsorship opportunities, exhibit hall details, and registration, visit http://ace2014.awma.org/.

The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in over 65 countries. For more information, visit www.awma.org.

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[volunteer]: Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale

 

Come join us for Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale , where you’ll find the largest selection of organically, sustainably and locally grown vegetable plant starts in the Puget Sound Region. It’s happeningSaturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Meridian Park, behind the Good Shepherd Center.

We are looking for volunteers to help out in all areas of this event to help get local, organic veggie & herb starts out to the community. Volunteers help prep plants, set-up, educate customers about plant varieties, check-out, cashier, tear-down and much more. It’s a great way to spend a weekend! Multiple shifts/times are available both before and during the event.  SIGN UP NOW!

As a perk, all May Edible Plant Sale volunteers are invited to the exclusive Early Bird Sale for FREE on May 2 from 5-7 p.m. where you will get the first selection of plants! If you’re unable to attend, you can send someone to shop in your place.

We would love your help to make this event a huge success.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

All the best,

Emily Gordon
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Seattle Tilth
4649 Sunnyside Ave N., Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98103
(206) 633-0451 ext. 127

emilygordon@seattletilth.org

www.seattletilth.org

The mission of Seattle Tilth is to inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system.

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The Nosh on Nature Series (previously known as PoE Lunch) will be happening 3 times this quarter on Thursdays at 12:30pm in the PoE Commons. 

The first part of the series Outdoors and Hors d’oeuvres is happening on April 24th, and will focus on PoE’s summer outdoor adventures and fieldwork opportunities.  Lunch WILL be provided and its important that all attendees RSVP  to poeadv@uw.edu to attend.  

The Nosh on Nature Series (previously known as PoE Lunch) will be happening 3 times this quarter on Thursdays at 12:30pm in the PoE Commons

The first part of the series Outdoors and Hors d’oeuvres is happening on April 24th, and will focus on PoE’s summer outdoor adventures and fieldwork opportunities.  Lunch WILL be provided and its important that all attendees RSVP  to poeadv@uw.edu to attend.  

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Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Looking for an exceptional study abroad or internship opportunity in Israel? Come discover an experience that combines cutting-edge environmental academics and research with coexistence. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies brings together students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and North America, and provides them with the skills to become the next generation of environmental leaders. At the Arava Institute, we say that “Nature Knows No Borders.” This motto reflects the belief that the best way to reach sustainable solutions to environmental issues is to work on a regional cooperative basis. 

Interested in applying? Learn more at http://arava.org/academics/.

Please contact Sarah Rubin, Program Manager, at Sarah@friendsofarava.org for more information.

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UW School of Law’s Minority Law Students Association (MLSA) is hosting a pre-law panel for UW undergraduates to learn about applying to the UW School of Law and the experiences of law school. Current students and the Assistant Director of Admissions will be there to share advice and also answer questions during a Q&A session. This will also be an opportunity for the undergraduates to reach out to the law students for future mentorship. Light refreshments provided!
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Date: April 29th
Time: 5:00- 6:00 pm
​Room: William Gates Hall room 127​
 
 
For specific questions about the event, please contact Ashley Brown,abrown08@uw.edu.

UW School of Law’s Minority Law Students Association (MLSA) is hosting a pre-law panel for UW undergraduates to learn about applying to the UW School of Law and the experiences of law school. Current students and the Assistant Director of Admissions will be there to share advice and also answer questions during a Q&A session. This will also be an opportunity for the undergraduates to reach out to the law students for future mentorship. Light refreshments provided!

Date: April 29th

Time: 5:00- 6:00 pm

​Room: William Gates Hall room 127​

 

 

For specific questions about the event, please contact Ashley Brown,abrown08@uw.edu.

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2014 EPA Great Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the posting of the Request for Applications for the GRO Undergraduate Fellowships program. It is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally-related fields of study, with the goal of providing support for their junior and senior years of study, and an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year.  College sophomores should apply now in order to be eligible to receive financial support for their junior and senior years.  Subject to the availability of funding and other applicable considerations, EPA plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships in the summer of 2014.  The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

The GRO Fellowships program is in line with the EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program. EPA’s SHC Research Program provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance. SHC is collaborating with partners to conduct research that will result in science-based knowledge to guide decisions that will better sustain a healthy society and environment in America’s communities.  The research is intended for decision-makers at the federal, regional, state, and community levels. 

Open Date: 04/10/2014 - Close Date: 05/27/2014

More Information:

 http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2014/2014_gro_undergrad.html

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[Job] OneEnergy Renewables

OneEnergy Renewables, a developer of utility-scale clean power projects and active participant in renewable energy markets, seeks to hire an intern or consultant for a period of up to 3 months to assist as an Associate with potential to hire full-time thereafter. 

Role Description 
• Research and analysis to facilitate site selection for projects under consideration 
• Development and expansion of methodologies and databases to embed optimized site selection research and due diligence using Google Earth and other systems 
• Engagement with landowners and community stakeholders with respect to renewable energy projects 
• Management of project schedules and assistance with project development 
• Evaluation of state policy and regulations impacting renewable energy projects and clean energy incentives

Qualifications 
• Bachelors degree (graduate degree a plus but not required) 
• Experience with Google Earth and background/interest with respect to mapping and GIS, as well as use of online and public resources such as federal, state and county databases (e.g., to review land records and environmental factors that may affect project development) 
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills, attention to detail and organizational capacity to manage multiple projects 
• Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Project (or similar) preferred 
• Knowledge or background in the renewable energy industry preferred

See link for more information:

http://oneenergyrenewables.catchthebest.com/apply/f95f