October 24th - 26th 2011

UW Seattle Campus

The UW Sustainability Summit celebrates the University’s leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability. It provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to find ways to get involved with sustainability on campus, and to learn about the Campus Sustainability Fund, the UW Climate Action Plan, and how our community partners play a role in UW sustainability. With a variety of exhibitors and discussion groups, something is sure to spark your interest. See what to expect by checking out the 2010 Sustainability Summit page.


Send Questions to sustainability@uw.edu.

On this page:

Main Event Schedule
Additional Events
Planning Committee
Contact Us

Main Event Schedule

Wednesday October 26th, 2011

Exhibitors on Red Square 
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Red Square 
See exhibitors

Speakers Series & Panel Discussion
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
Johnson Hall, Room 102 
See speakers

Reception & Campus Sustainability Fund Poster Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Johnson Hall Lobby  

Projects Presenting Posters:
Capital Projects Office (LEED Performance Analysis Intern)
Owl Boxes
Commuter Profile
Green Futures Lab (Living Systems and Biodiversity Green Wall)
UW Farm
Do It Yourself Bicycle Repair Stations
Urban Forest Management Plan
The Carlson Center (Sustainability Service-Learning Liaison)
Identifying Effective Communication to Promote Composting
Real Food Challenge
The Nest Cafe - UW Student Food Co-op

Additional Events

Monday October 24th, 2011 
National Food Day

Film Showing
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall

  • Carbon Nation (Sponsored by The UW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
  • Real Food Challenge Discussion Intermission
  • Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth

Tuesday October 25th, 2011

Campus Sustainability Fund Open House
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Gerberding Hall, B40 (Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office)


Speakers & Panelists

Neil Chambers, CEO & Founder of Chambers Design, Inc.
Susan Thoman, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at Cedar Grove Composting, Inc.
Doug Howell, Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club


Lisa Graumlich, Dean of the College of the Environment

VIP Guest Speakers

Mike McGinn, Mayor of Seattle
Sandra Archibald, Dean of the Evans School of Public Affairs


Jamie Rowe, Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator


Student Groups

Biodiesel Cooperative
Campus Sustainability Fund
UW College Greens
Commuter Profile
Earth Club
Real Food Challenge
Society for Ecological Restoration
Student Food Co-Op
UW Farm
UW Peace Corps
Washington Student Association

University Departments

UW Bay Laurel
UW Capitol Projects Office
UW Combined Fund Drive
UW Custodial Services
UW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
UW Facilities Services
UW Grounds
UW Green Futures Lab
UW Housing & Food Services
UW Intercollegiate Athletics
UW Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
UW Mailing Services
UW Paper Conservation Team
UW Program on the Environment
UW Recycling & Solid Waste
UW Surplus
UW Zimride

External Organizations

Cascade Bicycle Club
Cedar Grove Composting, Inc.
Coca Cola
Earth Share Washington
The Essential Baking Company
Food Services of America
Honest Tea
King County Metro Transit
Mt. Baker Bio
NatureWorks LLC and StalkMarket/Asean Corporation
Office Depot
One Energy Renewables
The RE Store
Seattle City Light
Seattle Tilth
Sustainable Path Foundation
Theo's Chocolate
Tully's / Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Waste Management
Wilcox Farms
Zero Waste Washington

If you are interested in exhibiting at our Sustainability Summit, please contact us at sustainability@uw.edu.


Thank you for making this year's summit possible!

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors

Seattle City Light


In-Kind Sponsors

UW Bay Laurel
UW Program on the Environment
UW Recycling & Solid Waste

Table Sponsors

Theo's Chocolate

Planning Committee

This year's planning committee consists or members from the following groups:

UW Campus Sustainability Fund
UW Housing & Food Services
UW Educational Outreach
UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office

UW Program on the Environment
UW Recycling & Solid Waste
UW Mailing Services (Creative Communications)


We are no longer seeking volunteers for the Sustainability Summit. Sign up to help out with the event set up, take down, and other tasks.


At this time, any questions or ideas regarding the Sustainability Summit should be directed to sustainability@uw.edu.