Faculty & Staff Insider

January 27, 2020

Meet this month’s #UWserves photo contest winners

This January, faculty and staff from across the UW shared photos of how their teams serve the UW community and beyond.

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This month’s winning photo came from the UW Facilities team. This past April, the team held a “Trash-In” at Red Square to determine how much compostable and recyclable material is thrown out at the UW. To support these efforts, UW Building Services Department Director Gene Woodard and UW Facilities Vice President Lou Cariello volunteered.

During the event, the team observed that 47% of waste that was thrown away was compostable. The Trash-In brought together faculty, staff and students to better understand waste at the UW and to explore ways to reduce it.

The runner up for this month’s photo contest was the Institute for Protein Design/Baker Lab team. On Martin Luther King Day, the team volunteered at the North Creek Forest in a “mulch brigade” on the forest’s trail. Working together, the team removed shrubbery from invasive species, helping to create positive change in our community.