UW Sustainability December 2017 newsletter
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UW recognized as national sustainability leader

2017 Sustainable Campus Index

The University of Washington earned several sustainability honors in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UW was the second-rated university in both transportation and food & dining, and the sixth-best doctoral institution overall.

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UW Sustainability report

Sustainability reportUW Sustainability recently released its 2017 report. The UW Sustainability report highlights UW Sustainability programs and key achievements for sustainability across the University of Washington.

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SustainableUW Festival

2017 SustainableUW Festival

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Intellectual House in October for the Sustainability Fair, or attended any of the other events during the SustainableUW Festival. The festival celebrated sustainability efforts and leadership across the UW, highlighted by the Sustainability Fair.
Relive the event with our 2017 Sustainability Fair photo gallery.

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Opt out of paper tax forms

UW employees are strongly encouraged to opt out of receiving paper tax forms. Accessing digital copies through Workday is fast, simple and reduces our paper use. Learn how to opt-out here.

In Our Nature

Discover what's happening in sustainability across UW at the "In Our Nature" blog. Recent stories include:

Sustainable Game Jam

Why you shouldn't Opt-Out only on Black Friday

Meet the CSF team

GoGreen 2018

UW Sustainability is a proud Community Partner of the 2018 GoGreen Seattle Conference, held Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Use the code UWSUSTAINABILITY for 30% off registration.

Take the pledge!

We invite you to make a personal commitment by pledging to take small everyday steps which can add up to a big impact. Choose which options make sense for you in each category, and help UW go green!


The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) will be held at Portland State University on February 6-8, 2018. The regional conference will promote a "local" focus, with dialogue specifically addressing issues in the Pacific Northwest. Several UW faculty and staff will present during the conference. To get 30% off conference registration use the promotional code UWSUSTAINABILITY.

Power Down for break

Before you take a well-deserved break or leave town for the upcoming holidays, don't forget to Power Down your workspace or home! Save energy and money by following a few simple tips, like making sure to turn out all lights and unplug equipment before you leave.
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