Husky Habits

July 30, 2018

Husky Habits | #20 – Walk About

It’s important to take breaks from work throughout the day. If time permits, consider taking a walk outside to enjoy our beautiful campus and the summer sun– it’s a great way to get some extra activity and fresh air. Here are a few UW walking tours for you to consider: Brockman Memorial Tree Tour Campus…

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 2, 2018

Husky Habits | #12 – Buy Less, Avoid Clutter

Make smart buying Decisions, buy less and void clutter. Responsible purchasing is more than just buying sustainable products or products and services highlighted in our Business Diversity Program (BDP), it’s also about how we decide to spend our money and the method used to make the purchase. Buying new things or the latest model of something…

February 26, 2018

Husky Habits | #11 – Shop Big with Small Businesses

Here is an easy and fun way to create a win-win for the UW and our community: support local businesses. It may be easy to shop with the big companies like Office Depot or Amazon via Ariba and other resources, but did you know you can often shop small and local too through those same…

February 22, 2018

Husky Habits | #10 – Question the Answer

“Question the answer” is another of the Be Boundless brand tenets that the campus partners that make up the UW Good Business Alliance felt like needed to be in the top 10 Husky Habits. Just like our incredible student athletes who strive to be the best, we Huskies want to be the best in areas…

February 21, 2018

Husky Habits | #9 – Celebrate Diversity

We Huskies strive to enrich the collective collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff. One of the ways we do that is by celebrating diversity. Universities are places where our past meets the present and we think about the future. Lessons from the past mingle with new ideas and the result of that…

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