Purple and Gold Earns High Green Grade

The UW has been awarded an A- this year on the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s annual college sustainability report card. While the UW scored straight A’s in nine categories including food and recycling, green building and transportation, it fell short in student involvement and shareholder engagement, where it earned B and D grades, respectively.

The Sustainable Endowments Institute has been grading hundreds of North American colleges and universities for the past four years on their sustainability practices. Since 2008, the UW has consistently received an A-. Of the 322 schools surveyed this year, only seven scored a perfect A.
—Janelle Kohnert

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