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 Recycling’s annual Trash-In event is an opportunity to increase campus-wide awareness about the content of the campus waste and recycling streams. Students, staff and other members of the UW community gather to sort through trash collected from campus buildings and explore the way we waste. 2012 had the largest volunteer turnout ever and the effects of this effort can be seen in the amazing results.

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.