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January 28, 2019

University of Washington earns high marks in international sustainability rating

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The University of Washington has been recognized as one of the most sustainable higher education institutions in North America, according to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.


February 6, 2018

University of Washington, other leading research universities form international coalition to speed local climate action

clean energy testbeds

The University of Washington joins 12 other leading North American research universities in the new University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, a group committed to leveraging its research and resources to help communities accelerate climate action.


May 3, 2017

University of Washington, City of Tacoma announce Livable City Year partnership for 2017-2018

City of Tacoma

The UW’s Livable City Year program has selected the City of Tacoma as the program’s community partner for the 2017-2018 academic year.


October 4, 2016

First Livable City Year projects underway; kickoff event Oct. 6

walking across red square

The Livable City Year program will formally celebrate the start of its first year at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW’s campus in a kickoff event open to all. Professors leading Livable City Year courses this fall will talk about their projects, followed by time for Q&A.


August 30, 2016

University of Washington and City of Auburn launch first Livable City Year partnership

photo of downtown auburn

The University of Washington has begun a yearlong partnership with the City of Auburn, under the new Livable City Year program. UW students and professors will work with the City of Auburn to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability throughout the upcoming academic year.


October 16, 2014

Athletics initiatives, barriers to sustainability topics for Sustainability Summit

SustainableUW Festival square logo

Theannual one-day Sustainability Summit this year is the centerpiece of a new weeklong SustainableUW Festival.


April 22, 2014

Health Digest: ‘One Health,’ OB-GYN comments, labs study ‘green’-ness

Health Digest is UW Today’s round-up of news stories from UW Health Sciences.


April 21, 2014

Campus events Earth Day, April 22

Illustration shows part of Earth and tex saying Earth Day

Network with representatives of environmentally minded campus units and learn who won this year’s Husky Green Awards during Earth Day activities Tuesday on the HUB lawn.


October 17, 2013

Campus sustainability, climate change focus of Sustainability Summit Oct. 23

Green mountain and text

Learn how to be more involved with campus sustainability during UW Sustainability Summit activities Oct. 23.


August 14, 2013

UW garners highest score possible, named again to Green Honor Roll

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The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest score possible for the 2012-13 academic year.


November 21, 2012

UW rates gold in sustainability assessment, strongest performer in Pac-12

Bins for recycling and compost on Red Square

The UW has the strongest sustainability performance in the Pac-12 according to a new rating system.


October 18, 2012

Energy a focus of third annual Sustainability Summit

2012 logo for Sustainability Summit

Next week will be the University of Washington’s third Sustainability Summit, an annual event that celebrates leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability.