UW Sustainability Awards & Recognition 2012-2013


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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The University of Washington achieved Gold with a total score of 70.23.  

The University of Washington has the strongest sustainability performance in the Pac-12 and is among the top 10 of all North American universities and colleges.


Princeton Review Score of 99 - Green Honor Roll Status

The Princeton Review Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. UW made the Green Honor Roll with 20 other colleges/universities.

Ranked #4 by Sierra Club Cool Schools 

UW pays compulsive attention to buying local: More than half of the school's food is produced within 250 miles of campus. Administrators are also firmly committed to using renewable energy. Above, student Jamie Rowe, who coordinates UW's Campus Sustainability Fund, places her bike on one of the school's seven bicycle-repair stations.


Finest Four 

The University of Washington is one of four schools recognized for our excellence in environmental academics and sustainability practices, as well as an exceptional level of student and faculty engagement in the tournament. Tournament ends April 9, 2013, check back for final results.

Washington Green 50 Award

For the second time, the University of Washington is one of 50 companies and organizations selected for the Washington Green 50. Seattle Business magazine compiled this list for the second time from its fifth annual Green Washington Awards competition.

Bronze International Green Award

The University of Washington’s sustainability efforts received a bronze in the 2012 International Green Awards in the category for most sustainable educational institution.

UW Designated Silver as a Bicycle Friendly University

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors.

ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign Participant

The University of Washington is proud to be an ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign Participant in the nationwide effort to assist and recognize organizations for reducing the energy consumed by computers. 


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