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Departmental Sustainability Mission & Vision Statement -University of Washington Housing & Food Services

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In the academic year 2017-18, Housing & Food Services unveiled its Sustainability Mission & Vision statement. This articulation of the department’s greater commitment to sustainability was the culmination of ...


How Does Adding an Emphasis on Socioscientific Issues Influence Student Attitudes about Science, Its Relevance, and Their Interpretations of Sustainability?

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

A general consensus exists among the leaders of both developed and developing nations that their citizens should be scientifically literate. Therefore, it is important for educational systems to provide students ...


Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of North Florida (FL)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • AASHE (PA)

October is Campus Sustainability Month! Join this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can take advantage of CSM to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Green Lab and Green Office Programs at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Green Office and Green Lab programs at the University of Washington are an integral part of reaching our campus sustainability goals. These posters showcase offices and labs environmental impact ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Campus Connections

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This poster highlights campus connections at the University of Washington and showcases where linkages occur between departments. These connections are useful for information sharing among students and departments, data collection ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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A Working Model: The Synergy Between UW Sustainability and Student-led Campus Sustainability Fund

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Green fee funds are managed in different ways on college campuses. For this panel, we will be sharing the ways that University of Washington, Seattle Sustainability department and the Campus ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Review of Sustainability Strategies of U.S. Universities and Federal Buildings

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Universities around the world share a common goal of making their campuses more sustainable and energy efficient. Significant investment has been made in the greening campus effort, yet the challenge ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Campus All-STARS: a model for streamlining reporting, improving performance, and creating synergies to advance sustainability

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a globally recognized leader in sustainability. That leadership is only possible through the dedication and work of our many and diverse campus partners ranging from ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Building infographics at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

These posters showcase the environmental impact of buildings on campus, they're informative and show how much impact buildings have on the campus community.

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Elevating Your Campus Sustainability Month

  • Saint Louis University (MO)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This combined session will be split into two parts. The first half of the session will be conducted by Toren Elste of University of Washington. Both the UW sustainability office ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Greeks Go Green: Engaging the Collegiate Greek Community in Sustainable Practices

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Greek and other social organizations are a potent force on many college campuses, yet there has been little discussion about best practices for engaging these organizations in sustainability initiatives. Case ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Paper Reduction at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • University of Washington, Bothell (WA)
  • University of Washington, Tacoma (WA)

The University of Washington is committed to reducing paper consumption at the university and using paper made from recycled content when necessary. Learn more about why that's important with ...

  • Posted Aug. 17, 2017
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Earth Day Vendor Fair

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Posted April 28, 2017
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Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of North Florida (FL)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • AASHE (PA)

October is Campus Sustainability Month (CSM)! Watch this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can take advantage of CSM to engage and inspire incoming students and other ...

  • Posted March 7, 2017
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Do Experiential Learning and Reflective Writing Improve Students' Sustainability Knowledge, Behaviors, and Attitudes?

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts is a new University of Washington course to engage students in the study of sustainability. Students meet for lecture/discussion plus do a great deal ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Models of engagement, integration and transparency at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Change and transformation at an institutional level cannot happen overnight and requires active management. Universities are increasingly responding to pressures for efficiency, increasing enrollment, recruiting the best faculty and students ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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University of Washington Housing & Food Services - Cultivate Restaurant

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

At the University of Washington’s Cultivate Restaurant in Elm Hall, the dining team is pleased to present a pan-seared and citrus butter-basted wild-caught Alaskan salmon. The restaurant is a ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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University of Washington Transportation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Over 20 percent of University of Washington, Seattle’s fleet are hybrid or 100% electric vehicles. UW Fleet Services added 14 electric vehicles in 2015, and has also expanded the ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Pack Forest at UW

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Pack Forest is a working forest and owned by the University of Washington. Located outside of Eatonville, Wash., the University of Washington’s Pack Forest began with the purchase of ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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UW Green Greek Representative Program

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Officially launched in November 2015, the Green Greek Representative Program (GGRP) is a student run program working through UW EcoReps and supported by UW Sustainability to make the Greek Community ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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UW Admissions Modernization and Paper Reduction

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

After years of planning, the University of Washington’s Admissions Office switched to paperless digital admissions process for most prospective students in 2015, with plans to expand it to all ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Leaders from a half-dozen U.S. academic institutions with dedicated sustainability programs share five recommendations, distilled from their own experiences, for universities seeking to improve their ability to both create ...


University of Washington Green Greek program

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The UW EcoReps student group works with representatives of Greek chapters on campus to make the Greek community more sustainable. The Green Greek program works with houses to bring their ...

  • Posted April 29, 2016
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University of Washington Earth Day

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The UW Earth Day celebrations brought students, faculty, staff and community members together to celebrate the environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts across our UW campuses. Groups shared information about their ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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UW Campus Sustainability Map

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Collaborating Campus Efficiencies with Finance Folks

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)

Campus finance officers have the unique opportunity to develop, support, and implement campus sustainability goals. All campuses have major leaders in these finance officers that may, or may not, be ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A World Café: Transforming University of Washington Sustainability Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Have you ever been inspired by new ideas while sharing a cup of coffee with a friend or colleague? The World Café methodology creates opportunities for the generation of inspirational ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plenary: The Business Case for Campus Sustainability

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)

How can you build greater support for sustainability on your campus? This diverse group of panelists will share their stories, tips and strategies for making the business case for sustainability.

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming the University through Strategic Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Change and transformation at an institutional level cannot happen overnight and requires active management. Universities are increasingly responding to pressures for efficiency, increasing enrollment, recruiting the best faculty and students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Certifications: Tailor to Your College

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

Changing behavior and engaging diverse audiences are important and challenging aspects of implementing successful sustainability programs in higher education. These programs are easily tailored to engage multiple and varied campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Geodesign Approach to GIS for Sustainability Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geodesign is an emerging approach to using geographic information systems (GIS) for addressing complex sustainable systems problems, e.g., improving land use, transportation, and water resources that have impacts on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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GIS for Sustainability Management in Higher Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geographic information systems (GIS) are commonly formed from a combination of data, software, hardware, people, institutional arrangements and motivations for collecting, analyzing and displaying spatial and temporal referenced data that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Standardizing building infrastructure to increase service efficiency and waste diversion

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Since 2008 the University of Washington has been implementing its MiniMax program. What started out simply as a self-service, desk-side waste and recycling collection program to raise awareness about personal ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating Student Urban Housing District- West Campus University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Case study will present the strategies and outcomes of West Campus Housing includes four residence halls and seven apartment buildings all completed within last five years and two residence halls ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Change Management and Implementation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Getting buy-in for change means building consensus with stakeholders and finding collaborative ways of mitigating/managing risk. This presentation focuses on strategic change management through collaborations with the university’s ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Enterprise Geodesign: University-Community Sustainability Partnerships

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This brief describes University-Community partnerships initiated within the Masters of Geographic Information Systems for Sustainability Management program at the University of Washington. Enterprise Geodesign University-Community Partnership have been established between ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Food at University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In spring 2014, twenty-five students in the class Sustainability Studio (in the undergraduate Environmental Studies program) partnered with University of Washington Housing and Food Services to assess the environmental impacts ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Students in Sustainable Food Procurement: The Real Food Calculator at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Real Food Challenge approaches student engagement in food systems work reform in various ways, one of which is an in-depth student research tool called the Real Food Calculator. It ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using community-based social marketing to increase the visibility and usage of new ridesharing program

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Our campus climate action plan identifies reducing single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) commuting as the largest opportunity for decreasing GHG emissions through behavior change. A team of graduate students designed, implemented, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Leadership In Action at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Sustainability leadership at the University of Washington is demonstrated through institutional collaboration, leadership excellence and a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship.

The University of Washington is a charter signatory of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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NACUFS Sustainability Guide - Sustainable Solutions in Collegiate Foodservice Operations

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Envision Strategies (CO)
  • Ricca Newmark Design

On most campuses, Dining Services is the team relied upon to just get it done - somehow, some way... This often holds true for moving forward with green initiatives too - even ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Exceeding Expectations: Energy Efficiency in Historic Renovations

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Mahlum Architects (WA)

Institutions across the country are faced with historic buildings in dire need of systems, envelope and programmatic upgrades. While these renovations are vital toward preserving campus architectural legacy and character ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Strategies to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Lab Buildings on Academic Campuses

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Laboratory buildings, because of programmatic and safety requirements, remain one of the highest consumers of energy on academic campuses. As campuses develop and implement plans to achieve carbon neutrality commitments ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UW Tower: Live Green-Work Green-Go Green

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington recently purchased Safeco Tower, an imposing landmark located in Seattle's university district. With all eyes on the tower, Transportation Services decided the timing was right ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Relationships Through Composting: A University Case Study

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a public, four-year institution with a 40,000 student enrollment. The campus population also includes more than 30,000 staff. In an effort to reduce ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How a Large Institution of Higher Learning can Impact Regional Growth on Sustainability Practices: Commercial Composting in the Pacific Northwest

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a public, four-year institution with a 40,000 student enrollment. The campus population also includes more than 30,000 faculty and staff. The Department of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Urban Ecology Research Lab

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Urban Ecology Research Laboratory (UERL) is directed by Professor Marina Alberti, and includes interdisciplinary PhD students, post-doctoral research associates, research scientists, and affiliate faculty from diverse disciplines who collaborate ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Environmental Science & Resource Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The School offers two undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degree, Environmental Science and Resource Management and Bioresource Science and Engineering. Scholarship support is widely ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Community, Environment & Planning (BA)

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) is an award-winning, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree program offered through the College of Built Environments as one of the University's interdisciplinary undergraduate programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies Major

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Environmental Studies at the Program on the Environment combines natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to provide students with a deep understanding of how humans interact with and influence the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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