UW Wins Green Washington Award

October 31, 2013

The University of Washington’s sustainability leadership was recognized Tuesday evening at the fifth annual Green Washington Awards, hosted by Seattle Magazine. The event celebrated 50 organizations in Washington state demonstrating leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices.

University of Washington promotes bicycling to faculty, staff and students; earns BizCycle silver

August 20, 2013

BizCycle isn’t just for your typical business. We adapt the BizCycle credit list is adaptable to fit workplaces of all kinds, even one of the state’s top employers—the University of Washington.

The UW Seattle campus has the challenge of promoting and supporting bicycling for faculty, staff and students—over 68,000 people! But the campus’s size and span has not stopped the University from being a national leader in bicycling.

UW Receives Top Honors in Environmental Sustainability

August 14, 2013

The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving a perfect score for the 2012-13 academic year. This marks the fifth year the UW has achieved this distinction.

The Princeton Review—known for its education services helping students choose and get into colleges—annually measures the sustainability of higher education institutions. This “Green Rating” includes environmentally-related practices, policies and academic offerings.

UW gas-, electric-powered cars claim 1st and 2nd in national contest

June 27, 2013

Seattle is a long way from Detroit, but the West Coast team claimed a key win in last weekend’s student race car competition.

The University of Washington Formula Motorsports team took first place at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition held June 19-22 in Lincoln, Neb. It’s one of the largest U.S. competitions that challenges engineering students to design and build a small race car fit for an amateur driver.

News digest: Recyclemania results

May 8, 2013

UW outcompetes PAC-12 schools

In the grand champion category comparing paper, glass and can recycling with the amount of garbage thrown away, the UW outcompeted all the PAC-12 schools entered in this year’s Recyclmania, an eight-week contest when universities and colleges are ranked on how much recycling, food waste and trash they collect.

Arbor Day Foundation Names University of Washington a 2012 Tree Campus USA

April 26, 2013

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 students in conservation goals. Toyota helped launch the program and continues its generous financial support this year.

News Digest: Husky Green Awards, oceanbound on Earth Day, join Trash-in Wednesda

Husky Green Awards announced
Husky Green Awards went to seven individuals and teams, with winners announced April 19 during the kick-off event for Earth Day on the University of Washington campus.

The award, now in its fourth year, recognizes students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. A new award this year, the Husky Green Legacy Award, went to the UPass Advisory Board.

Other winners are:

Princeton Review names Green Honor Roll

For 21 colleges and universities, paving paradise to put up parking lots is a thing of the past.

The Princeton Review released its Green Honor Roll, which recognizes schools that received a green rating of 99, just in time for Earth Day.

According to the Review, the rating measures "a school's performance as an environmentally aware and responsible institution" and primarily considers sustainable campus living, academic coursework in sustainability and sustainable school policies to determine the score.