This 2022 Earth Week discussion was about decarbonization and what it might mean for the University of Washington and local communities. The State of Washington and the UW’s Sustainability Action Plan call for the UW to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward carbon neutrality. What will this mean for all of us, and what are the technical, social and financial challenges we face in making this happen?

The event took place on April 20, 2022, and the recording is above. You can also learn more about what decarbonization might mean for the UW on the UW Facilities' blog post "Facing our energy future."



David WoodsonDavid Woodson, UW’s Executive Director of Campus Energy, Utilities & Operations

Marilyn OstergrenMarilyn Ostergren, Interim Director of UW Sustainability