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Sustainability Summit @ UW

When asked for his view on sustainability, Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia replied:

“I hate that word sustainability. It’s a bogus word. It means absolutely nothing. There is no human-economic endeavor that’s sustainable. That’s against the second law of thermodynamics. If you’re going to use the word “sustainable” you have to put a qualifier in front of it: less sustainable, more sustainable. I like to use the words “responsible” and “responsibility.”"

Always controversial, “sustainability” is about to take over the UW for a few days…

The UW Sustainability Summit celebrates the University’s leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability. It provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to find ways to get involved with sustainability on campus, and to learn about the Campus Sustainability Fund, the UW Climate Action Plan, and how our community partners play a role in UW sustainability. With a variety of exhibitors and discussion groups, something is sure to spark your interest.

The schedule:

Monday, October 24, 2011
National Food Day

Film Showing
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall

Carbon Nation
Real Food Challenge Discussion Intermission
Zero Waste

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Campus Sustainability Fund Open House
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Gerberding Hall, B40 (Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office)

Transportation: Fueling Fitter Vehicles
Dale Gluck, BioAlgene
Hoby Douglass, General BioDiesel
Presentation: 4:30– 6:00 p.m.
Douglas Forum, BAEEC

Info Session for EIC/BPC Competitions
Information Session: 6:00– 7:00 p.m.
Douglas Forum, BAEEC

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Exhibitors on Red Square 
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Red Square
See exhibitors

Speakers Series & Panel Discussion
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Johnson Hall, Room 102
See speakers

Reception & Campus Sustainability Fund Poster Session
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Johnson Hall Lobby

Projects Presenting Posters:
Capital Projects Office (LEED Performance Analysis Intern)
Owl Boxes
Commuter Profile
Green Futures Lab (Living Systems and Biodiversity Green Wall)
UW Farm
Do It Yourself Bicycle Repair Stations
Urban Forest Management Plan
The Carlson Center (Sustainability Service-Learning Liaison)
Identifying Effective Communication to Promote Composting

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