Just came across this video (from December 2013) about Husky Stadium's new waste disposal program, which implements bins for recycling and compost only (no landfilled trash allowed!) and uses volunteers to help guide stadium visitors on how to c
We're at it again! Starting Thursday, January 16th we'll be staging weekly sorts of campus waste for a 6-week period until February 20th, dates inclusive. Sorts will be held at UW Recycling from 12:15 to 4:30 every Thursday during that span, and VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! This quarter we'll be studying waste from McMahon Hall, a UW dorm, on a project put together by UW undergraduate Megan Rue.
Anyone interested in joining us for sorts should note that 1) you don't have to come for the whole 4-ish hour window, making attendance/scheduling much easier, 2) we provide all the gear needed (who doesn't want a free space suit?), and 3) we'll be holding an organizational meeting in early January for those interested in learning more.
If you'd like to come along (or are just considering joining us), please contact us directly via email. Also, don't forget that you can always track our goings-on by checking out the "Newsflash" section of our main page and/or our calendar.
We'll again be participating in Archaeology Day at UW's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. This year's event will be held on Saturday, January 4th from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is free to Burke Members and to UW students, and attendees will be able to experience a wide array of fun archaeology-related demonstrations and exhibitions.
Beth will be in charge of UWGP's table at this year's event, and she'll be talking to visitors about the connections between our project, garbology in general, and archaeology as a whole. Also, as a special bonus Jack will also be staffing a display of ancient Peruvian textiles (he does fieldwork in Peru and Chile when he's not busy studying waste), so visitors will also be able to talk to him about some truly unique, never-before-displayed fabrics from ancient Peru. Stop by and see us!