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Environmental

Sustainability is in our nature at the University of Washington. We are exceptionally proud that our commitment to sustainability engages fully with students, faculty, and staff and reaches across both academics and operations.

Many of our efforts are led by the Environmental Stewardship Committee and coordinated by the UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office, which fosters collaboration across the university to improve and expand sustainability efforts on campus.

UW continues to be recognized as a higher education sustainability leader, earning a perfect score in The Princeton Review’s Green Ratings for five straight years. We were the first university in North America to earn an International Sustainable Campus Network award since 2012, and in 2014, UW won the Seattle Business Magazine Community Impact Award for Sustainable Business Operations.

Perhaps the most impressive element of our sustainability efforts at UW is the level of engagement from our students, aided by two grant funds. The student-led Campus Sustainability Fund supports campus projects with an environmental impact, while the Green Seed Fund supports research that contributes to campus sustainability goals.

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