Student teams research the environmental impact of UW's air travel

As a major research institution, the UW has a global impact, and many faculty and staff members regularly travel by air. Just how far, and the carbon impact of all that travel, was until recently something the UW could only estimate. Over the past year, the Sustainability Office has been working with student teams to gather the UW’s travel data, quantify our air travel carbon footprint, and make recommendations. The student teams also interviewed faculty and staff to learn about campus attitudes towards travel.

Commute Concierge program is hiring

UW Transportation Services' Commute Concierge is hiring! We’re looking for students who are interested in helping UW commuters find sustainable, affordable, enjoyable ways of getting to, from, and around campus. Students who are interested in sustainable transportation, behavior change, problem solving, transportation demand management, and helping people are encouraged to apply. 

Puddles? No problem. Ride in the Rain!

By Lindsey Boisvin, Facilities Services’ Sustainability Communications Intern

The Burke-Gilman Trail is swamped with puddles and leaves, but that isn’t stopping Ride in the Rain bike riders.

Beginning Nov. 1, UW students, faculty, and employees created teams to take on one of the rainiest months of the year as part of the Ride in the Rain challenge. Each individual logged trips longer than 0.25 miles online to attempt to meet 50,000 trips across all teams.