UW recognized as a sustainability leader

Aerial view of UW's Drumheller Fountain

The University of Washington was recognized among the national leaders in higher education sustainability by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

AASHE’s 2023 Sustainable Campus Index recognizes the UW’s Seattle campus as a top performer in Purchasing (No. 2 overall) and Transportation (No. 9). UW Bothell shared the top overall spot for Grounds with Cascadia College (the two schools share the Bothell campus), and was tied for No. 2 overall in the Water category.

Let us know your thoughts on reusable products at UW!

close-up photo of a purple OZZI reusable container

UW Housing & Food Services, in partnership with Reuse Seattle, is evaluating options for expanding reusable products – including durable plastic cups – in several food service facilities to reduce waste at UW. They have a survey available to understand the UW community’s awareness of and attitudes toward reusables so that they can more effectively implement these services.

Meet our new CSF Grant and Project Coordinator Boe Zhou

Boe Zhou

Boe Zhou is the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) Grant and Project Coordinator, working with students who have received CSF grants and those in the application process. Boe is pursuing a double degree in Computer Science and Environmental Studies at UW. He is enthusiastic about utilizing AI and data to create impartial and accessible solutions for environmental and societal challenges. Boe perceives CSF as the central hub for student engagement in all things sustainability, serving as the catalyst for building a resilient UW community.