Conservation Awards

2011 Awards/Recognitions

  • 2011 Environmental Protection Agency "WasteWise Honorable Mention" Award (Recycling & Solid Waste) - for innovative waste reduction and diversion programs.

2008 Awards/Recognitions

  • The University of Washington received an overall grade of A- from the Sustainable Endowments Institute's "College Sustainability Report Card 2008". Special recognition as an "Overall College Sustainability Leader".

2007 Awards/Recognitions

  • The University of Washington received an overall grade of B- from the Sustainable Endowments Institute's "College Sustainability Report Card 2007".

2006 Awards/Recognitions

  • Individual Conference Champion, 2006-2007 — Purchasing the most green power than any other school in the Pacific-10 Conference (named by The Environmental Protection Agency)

2005 Awards/Recognitions

  • BEST (Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow) Mayor's Environmental Leadership Award, June 2005 — For overall highest level performance across seven categories.
  • BEST (Business for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow) Honorable Mention, June 2005 — For energy conservation.
  • BEST (Best for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow) Award, University of Washington Consolidated Laundry, June 2005 — For water conservation.

2004 Awards/Recognitions

  • Governor's Award for Excellence in Energy management, December 2004 — For demonstrating proactive environmental leadership.
  • Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Practices, October 2004 — To the Motor Pool for demonstrating proactive environmental leadership.
  • Seattle City Light Power Player Award for Outstanding Achievement, November 2004 — For exemplary commitment to energy efficiency and for demonstrating proactive environmental leadership.
  • BEST Business for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow Water Conservation Award, May 2004 — For demonstrating proactive environmental leadership.
  • 2004 EnviroStars 5-Star Certification, January 2004 — To the Motor Pool for proper environmental management and hazardous waste reduction.
  • 2004 WSRA Institution of Higher Education "Recycler of the Year" Award (Motor Pool) — For innovative programs.
  • 2004 WSRA Institution of Higher Education "Recycler of the Year" Award (Property & Transport Services) — for diverting 610 tons of surplused material from landfill by reselling or recycling.

Parking and Commuting

  • 2004 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII: Silver Awards — For U-PASS marketing materials and commuting option promotionals.
  • 2004 & 2001 EPA and US Department of Transportation: Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative — For commuter benefits at the National Standard of Excellence.
  • Puget Sound Regional Council: Vision 2020 Award, 2003 — For the Pay-Per-Use-Parking program and its high level of innovation, creativity and success.
  • Commuter Challenge Pacesetter Award, Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, 1998 and 2001 — For the U-PASS program of outstanding incentives that go beyond basic requirements of the Commute Trip Reduction Law.
  • Governor's CommuteSmart Award, 1998 and 2001 — For the U-PASS program.
  • Commuter Challenge Diamond Ring Award, Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, 2000 — For the U-PASS program's outstanding success over time.
  • EPA's Transportation Partners Way to Go! Award, 1998 — For the U-PASS program in the economic category; using financial tools to encourage people to find new ways of commuting.