UW earns national recognition for sustainability practices
August was a month of sustainability awards for the UW.
The University of Washington was named one of the top 10 greenest schools in America by Sierra magazine, landed on the Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll for the fifth straight year, and won the first-ever athletics sustainability award from the National Association of Athletics Directors and USG Corporation.
Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, ranked the UW No. 8 in its 2015 "Cool Schools" rankings. This is the sixth time UW has been ranked in the top 10 in nine years the magazine has put together the rankings. The UW earned special recognition for its performance in two categories, ranking second in the purchasing category and third in transportation.
The sustainability athletics award will be celebrated during the football season. The award will be formally presented to UW on October 17 during the homecoming football game against Oregon.
For more information on all of UW's sustainability awards, see our Awards & Recognition page: green.uw.edu/awards
Thank you to everyone in the UW community whose hard work made these awards possible!