The University of Washington’s Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office
promotes environmental sustainability by engaging, connecting and informing
members of the UW community.
Established as a unit of Finance & Facilities in August 2008, the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office supports the Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC), the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), and administration and facilities departments to increase campus sustainability. The office coordinates University-wide initiatives such as the Climate Action Plan (CAP) and promotes campus projects that encourage resource conservation and behavior change.
We are responsible for gathering and reporting the University's sustainability data and overseeing the UW Sustainability Dashboard. The office is the administrative home of the student-led Campus Sustainability Fund, fostering student leadership and participation with project financing for sustainability projects on the Seattle campus. We provide administrative support for the Environmental Stewardship Committee, which serves as the institution’s guiding body for environmental stewardship and sustainability interests.
We provide sustainability resources for students, administration, and the UW community.
For students, we are a resource for promoting student sustainability events or projects. We also help students engage with sustainability through registered student organizations (RSO’s), projects, and volunteer and internship opportunities.
For administrators, we are a connection for people and information related to sustainability on campus.
For the UW community, we are a resource to get involved with sustainability through programs, networks and events.