Sustainability Snapshots

Sustainability Snapshots is your one stop shop to learn about many projects that have occurred on campus related to sustainability and conservation efforts. Either choose a category to browse in the drop-down bar, or select a project name to the right.

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UW Mailing Services partnered with UW Fleet Services back in 2009 to replace its aging fleet of regular unleaded gas powered Mail Trucks that were highly inefficient, environmentally unfriendly and generated a lot of CO2.

Restroom Paper Towel Composting

In Spring of 2013, Recycling & Solid Waste, Custodial Services, UW Libraries staff, and student group EcoReps collaborated on a pilot to divert restroom paper towels from the garbage into the compost stream. The group chose to pilot the project in high traffic locations like the Suzallo-Allen Libraries and the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.