June 23, 2018

Husky Habits | #17 – Reduce Food Waste

When you think of pollution, you likely think of car exhaust, industry fumes, and plastic litter. But do you ever think of food waste? Not many of us do, but with nearly a third of all food produced for human consumption wasted, it’s actually a significant contributor to world greenhouse gas emissions. Much of this…

June 22, 2018

Husky Habits | #16 – Explore Commute Options

Summer is a wonderful season for many reasons: the sun is shining, flowers are blooming all over campus, and we have more room in our schedules to enjoy the nice weather. In addition to spending time in the sunshine and getting outside with family and friends, now is a great time to reevaluate your commute….

June 20, 2018

Husky Habits | #15 – Learn Your Hazards

It’s easy to let disaster preparedness remain out of sight and out of mind. However, there are many hazards which could greatly affect our campus, and it’s important to be ready. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, extreme heat, and severe storms, as well as human-induced hazards, including terrorism, active shooters, HAZMAT incidents, and communicable…

May 24, 2018

Husky Habits | #14 – Tap Off When Using Light Rail

The Light Rail and other services that Sound Transit provides offer a cheap and sustainable way to get around the Seattle area. And with the U-Pass offering unlimited rides to cardholders, those trips offer a bigger bang for your buck. But have you ever wondered how you can do your part to keep quarterly rates…

April 4, 2018

Husky Habits | #13 – Close Out Open Balances in Ariba

Do you work with budgets and want to help avoid surprise transactions on your or your co-worker’s newly opened budgets? This Husky Habit is for you! Closing out your open balances in Ariba in a timely manner is a great habit to practice, no matter which department or organization you work for. Open balances can…

March 28, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | Student Athlete Success

This has to be one of our favorite Go Dawgs! Wednesday posts yet because it’s a perfect example of how world class students (in particular, student-athletes), faculty, and staff work together to make the UW one of the best universities in the world. In Winter 2018, Husky student-athletes set a new department record, with 21 out…

March 21, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | Saeid Rastegar

This week’s Go Dawgs! Wednesday shout out goes to Saeid Rastegar, Regulated Materials Manager with Facilities Services and one of the winners of the 2017 Distinguished Staff Award. Rastegar has not only created several new practices that have saved UW over $1 million, he is looked up to my all of those around him for…

March 19, 2018

Metrics Monday | Landfill Reduction

We’re back on track! Our waste diverted from landfill numbers fell a bit in 2016 but 2017 saw that number rise to 64% again, putting us back on track to meet our goal of 70% diversion by 2020. Good job UW Recycling for getting us back on the path to success!!!

March 14, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | Harborview Solar Array

The future is bright at Harborview Medical Center. Harborview recently received a grants from Seattle City Light’s Green Up Program ($50,000) and the Washington State Department of Commerce to install solar panels on the roof of the West Hospital building. Now that the installation is complete and functioning, it will offset energy needs of the…

March 12, 2018

Metrics Monday | 2017 Annual Report on Research

It is an event that many people around UW look forward to every year, publication of the Annual Report on Research. The numbers look good once again for fiscal year 2017. The total amount of research awards reached $1.63 billion in 2017 from 843 diverse funding sources ranging from Federal and local agencies to companies,…

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