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.
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.
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.
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.
While the UW men’s basketball program fell short of advancing to the NCAA tournament this year, the UW made it to the top four of another March Madness competition.
The UW advanced to the final round of the second annual Environmental March Madness Tournament, a national competition recognizing colleges and universities that demonstrate environmental excellence and sustainability efforts.
The University of Washington today announced that it was chosen as part of the “Finest Four,” and has moved on to the final round of the Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament (#EnviroU), a national tournament recognizing colleges and universities in environmental excellence. The tournament is sponsored by Enviance, Inc., provider of environmental management and tracking software, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics.
Enviance, Inc., in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, today announced the “Environmental Eight,” the eight colleges and universities out of the previously announced “Sustainable 16” that will be moving on to the next round of the Second Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament. The University of Washington was one of eight schools recognized by the judges for their excellence in environmental academics and sustainability practices, as well as an exceptional level of student and faculty engagement in the tournament.
Nominations are due March 30 the fourth annual Husky Green Awards meant to recognize individuals or teams from the UW community who demonstrate leadership, initiative and dedication to campus sustainability.
Last year’s winners are featured in a video produced by a student volunteer with the UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office.