Updates

Home Safe for the Holidays

As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.

Washington wildfire resources

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires across our state. We pulled together some resources we have found helpful in ensuring that we all stay as informed and safe as possible. State of Washington wildfire resources… Read more

Students at University of Washington gearing up for Earth Day 2020

[Remotely, Washington] – April 20, 2020 – On April 24th, 2020, Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day a little differently. WASHPIRG Students at the University of Washington is planning to host five events and engage hundreds of students in their campaigns to put Wildlife Over Waste, Save the Bees, and promote 100% Renewable Energy.

Washington state bans single-use plastic grocery bags

Seattle, WA – Governor Inslee signed the Reusable Bag Bill Wednesday, which will ban single-use plastic grocery bags statewide. The legislation, which goes into effect on Jan 1, 2021, bans retailers from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags and requires an 8-cent charge for other bags.

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.