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Recognizing excellence in campus tree management, Tree Campus USA engages both the student body and the wider community in the establishment and maintenance of community forests. Since 2010 the University of Washington has held the proud distinction of Tree Campus USA recognition.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and...

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Category: Awards & Recognition

UW 2012 Trashion ShowThe first annual UW "Trashion" Show was hosted by EcoReps as part of the UW 2012 Earth Day event to celebrate Earth Day and beckon audience members to reimagine and critically think about "waste." Models donned fantastical outfits designed by students and professionals, such as "Wasted in Waste," a suit of armor fashioned out of recycled beer cans to remind students of the waste created from a casual...

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Sustainability Summit logo- green drawing of Mt. RainierNext week will be the University of Washington’s 2012 Sustainability Summit, the third annual event that celebrates leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability.

A day of Sustainability Summit events Wednesday, Oct. 24, will culminate in the evening with a...

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Category: Events

Learn about some of the inaugural projects by students, faculty and staff using money from the student-funded Campus Sustainability Fund as part of the second annual Sustainability Summit on campus Oct. 26.

Events that day include an evening poster session featuring up to eight of the projects awarded Campus Sustainability Fund money and an afternoon panel discussion with Seattle author and green-building architect ...

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Category: Events

UW volunteers sort recyclable and compostable material at the 2011 UW Trash-InWhat’s the coolest university in America? By one significant measure, it’s the University of Washington.

Sierra Magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has named the University of Washington No. 1 on the 2011 "Cool Schools" list for...

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Category: Awards & Recognition

Marilyn Ostergren, a doctoral student in the Information School, uses a visual display to help organize the information about sustainability on the new ESS dashboardHow is the UW doing in fulfilling its pledges to be environmentally responsible and to make the University a more sustainable enterprise? The answer is now available at the new “sustainability dashboard.”

The site provides one-stop...

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PACCAR HallThe University of Washington announced today that PACCAR Hall has been awarded LEED Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

“The LEED rating on the PACCAR...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Buildings & Grounds

2011 Environmental Excellence AwardsBoth the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center received recognition this year as top 2011 environmental performers from Practice Greenhealth.

The UWMC maintains its Environmental Leadership Circle status for the 5th consecutive year! The Environmental Leadership Award is the premier Award recognizing health care facilities that exemplify...

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Category: Awards & Recognition

Award logoUniversity of Washington is a winner of the 2010 Green Washington Awards in the Academic/Government category, awarded by Seattle Business Magazine.

Universities and state institutions are not only...

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Category: Awards & Recognition