Sustainability of the Earth

The University of Washington is a global leader in environmental science research, education and technology transfer. We discover and share knowledge for the sustainability of our planet.

Clouds across sky look like waves breaking on beach

Gorgeous ‘surf clouds’ over Seattle Christmas evening

Blog post also includes video from camera atop their Atmospheric Sciences building managed that captures some time lapse video of the event. It provides a great illustration of how the clouds billow.




Explore Sustainability

two kayakers hand out kits to boatSustainable Cities

As a public research institution in the heart of a globally connected metropolitan area, the UW is uniquely positioned to find solutions to the challenges posed by urbanization.
Are bulkheads bad for Puget Sound?
–Paddlers spread pump-out ‘gospel’ to recreational boaters

looking up at power cellsEnergy and Clean Technology

The UW is in the forefront of research that will lead to the next generation of less-polluting, more efficient energy generation as well as technologies.
–New state-funded Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

Serviceman carries two goatsHuman Interactions

UW researchers are examining the interplay between people and nature to learn more about how to live and work sustainably.
–Studies to probe confluence of human, animal and environmental health in Africa

studentGreen Campus

Monitor UW’s efforts using the “sustainability dashboard.” And check out the student-supported Campus Sustainability Fund.
UW Athletics installs recycling stations– Puget Sound Business Journal

Land dotted with huts surrounded by water waysNatural Resources

As environmentally responsible citizens, UW faculty, staff and students develop innovative ways to steward resources
Floods didn’t provide nitrogen ‘fix’ for earliest crops in frigid north
Mass Starfish Die-Off May Be Headed For Washington – KUOW Radio

Ship with three stacks on ocean surfaceClimate Change

UW researchers are authorities on the impact of global warming and development of new models that refine climate change predictions.
Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored
–What climate change means for federally protected marine species

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