UW Tower Green Team

Welcome to the UW Tower Green Team page!

The Green Team is a project of UW Educational Outreach, which welcomes membership from all units within the UW Tower. Troy Swanson and the facilities staff are enthusiastic supporters of the team, and have taken on an important role in support of our efforts.

Come get involved with greening the Tower! The UW Tower Green Team has the following sub-committees:

The Food Cycle Subcommittee addresses a number of issues including composting, and the importance of eating locally. This team is responsible for bringing a CSA delivery by Full Circle Farm to the UW Tower. For further information, contact Subcommittee Chair Syd Fredrickson: sydf@uw.edu

UW Tower Demonstration Garden Through student-led innovation and design, the UW Tower Demonstration Garden (AKA “Green Square”) aspires to transform the Tower plaza by enhancing the appearance of the expansive red brick with an attractive oasis of green urban food production. The garden will demonstrate University of Washington's sustainability goals through an adaptive appropriation of urban space. For further information, contact Michael Lewis mlewis9@uw.edu mlewis9@uw.edu (See also Green Square - CSF project)

The Plastics Use Subcommittee advocates for reduction of the use of plastic packaging. For further information, contact Subcommittee Chair Bethany Staelens: bethany7@uw.edu

The Paper Use Subcommittee advocates and researches methods for the reduction of paper use. The committee has developed guidelines to help address paper-use issues, which it will happily share with interested parties. For further information, contact Subcommittee Chair Bethany Staelens: bethany7@uw.edu 

The Transportation Alternatives Subcommittee works to give every UW Tower employee irresistibly attractive choices in how they get to work, whether it be by bike, foot or transit. The subcommittee is currently on hiatus.

Membership on the Green Team is open to anyone in the UW Tower.

The Green Team doesn’t hold regular meetings, choosing only to meet when there is a project to tackle. If you would like to get involved with our works, please email greentm@uw.edu. The subcommittees’ meetings are scheduled by their chairs. All work of the subcommittees is done on a volunteer basis.

For other inquiries, contact Bethany Staelens at bethany7@uw.edu