Sustainability evolves at the intersection between society and the environment. Much of scientific research is aligned along this same interface, so a more refined attention to sustainability illuminates our thinking about how we engage in research.

Status updates

Target actions for 2024

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Sustainability plan guiding principles

  •  Ensure students achieve sustainability literacy
  •  Choose our research conscientiously
  •  Keep equity and inclusion at the center
  •  Use resources responsibly
  •  Decarbonize

AASHE STARS categories:

  • EN 9

    Professional Staff Development & Training

  • EN 13

    Community Service

This may include connecting with academic departments to build a contact list of faculty and courses that align with sustainability related living lab projects. Identifying other ways that student research projects are created in different departments, such as Capstone project lists, will also help determine best steps to support Living Lab projects.

As mentioned in Target I, UW Sustainability will be filling a vacant position this Fall with a revised job description. This role is expected to be hired in Fall 2024, and the duties will include enhancing engagement with students and faculty, including identifying and promoting Living Lab opportunities and overseeing engagement programs.