UW News

March 12, 2013

News Digest: UW Tower Green Fair Thursday, Restoration Ecology Network recognized

Demos, films, exhibits at UW Tower Green Fair Thursday
“Recycle-Reuse” is the theme this year of the annual UW Tower Green Fair, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14 in the UW Tower cafeteria.

It’s being presented in cooperation with the UW Tower Art Committee, which on the same day will open its new show of art made with recycled and found objects.

The fair will include demos of crafts made with recycled objects, Total Reclaim will be on hand collecting personal e-waste and Bike Works will be accepting donations of bikes and bike parts for its Earn-a-Bike program.  Other first time exhibitors include The Sierra Club, Cedar Grove Composting, Cascade Bicycle Club and the King County Native Plant Salvage Program. Sustainability films will be shown in the UW Tower auditorium.

Students conduct restoration work in gullySociety recognizes UW Restoration Ecology Network
The Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter has awarded its 2013 Special Award to the UW Restoration Ecology Network. Through the network UW students conduct capstone projects in cooperation with community partners to restore degraded sites. The program was founded in 1999 by Warren Gold, associate professor at UW Bothell, and Kern Ewing, professor of environmental and forest sciences, who received the award March 1 from the society. In the past 13 years, more than 475 students from 31 academic majors have conducted restoration projects with community partners ranging from local and regional governments, to nonprofits, public utilities, schools and private landowners.