The University of Washington is committed to sustainability. Here are a few of the institutional commitments we have made as a University.

Definition of Sustainability

The UW's official definition of sustainability was adopted in 2022 after a process that included faculty, students and staff from all three campuses.

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Executive Order

UW Executive Order Number 13, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, was approved in 2012 and confirms the UW’s longstanding commitment to sustainability,

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Policy Statement

In 2004, the UW issued a policy statement committing to promoting the sustainable use of our resources.

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