At the University of Washington, sustainability is in our nature. The UW is recognized as a national leader for its deep commitment to sustainability on our campuses and in the community. Learn more about the university's sustainability efforts here.

Sustainability topics

Clean Energy Institute students


UW electricity use data and renewable energy programs.
UW power plant

Greenhouse gas

See our emissions data and the UW Climate Action Plan
UW Sustainability staff


LEED building information and green building standards.
student locking up bike


How UW gets around, and resources for your commute.
UW Recycling

Waste reduction

Resources and information to keep waste out of the landfill.
UW Sustainability staff


Conservation measures and ecological mitigation.
UW Farm students


Get involved in food systems and production at UW.
Greenhouse gas graph

See the data

Visualizations of the data on UW's sustainability performance.


UW Bothell campus

UW Bothell

Learn about UW Bothell's sustainability efforts.
UW Tacoma campus

UW Tacoma

Learn about UW Tacoma's Sustainability Committee.
Sustainability Plan cover

Sustainability Action Plan

The UW's Sustainability Action Plan lays out targets and directs our sustainability actions.
Sustainability map


Find sustainability features on all three UW campuses, as well as historical information.