State Relations

May 15, 2008

How Green Was My College?

More affirmation in the national press about the UW’s efforts to be as environmentally friendly a university as possible.

Forbes Magazine recently did a feature story on America’s greenest colleges and universities and the University of Washington was rated in the top ten nationally for our active participation in the Seattle Climate Partnership, our commitment to carbon neutrality and to making 100% of our energy purchases from renewable sources.

Speaking of bein’ green, a number of media sources have written stories on the possible creation of a UW College of the Environment, including this piece in this morning’s Seattle Times.  I’m going to start hitting the road soon talk to state legislators and other officials about this idea and solicit their feedback at the same time the University continues it’s own internal discussions about the proposed structure and shape of the organization.