Green Certification Programs at the University of Washington are recognition programs intended to reduce the environmental impact of various spaces across campus by educating students, faculty, and staff about sustainable practices. The programs provide an evaluation framework with resources to implement the practices within their spaces, in alignment with strategies laid out in the UW Climate Action Plan.

Workshop Wednesdays: UW Sustainability holds Green Certification workshops the first Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to join to learn more about our Green Office and Green Laboratory certification programs - we'll have a brief presentation, answer questions about the certification application, walk through available resources to help make your workplace more sustainable, and provide support for filling out the application. Find event details on the Sustainability Events Calendar, or for more information email
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The Green Office Certification Program recognizes offices that implement sustainable practices and behaviors within their unit. The certification is based on work place practices in action areas such as energy conservation, green meetings, paper conservation, publications and marketing communications, purchasing, waste diversion, transportation, and more.

The Green Laboratory Certification Program recognizes laboratories at UW that operate and behave sustainably within their laboratory space. The certification is based on laboratory practices involving action areas such as energy usage, communication, waste, chemical usage, water usage, work-related travel, and more.

The Green Dawgs Program at the University of Washington encourages RSO’s to help make their meetings, events, and member practices more sustainable. Green Dawgs Certification recognizes student groups who implement sustainable practices.

The Green Greek Certification Program recognizes Greek Chapters at UW that practice sustainable operations and behaviors within their Chapters. The certification is based on living practices in action areas such as awareness & education, transportation, events, habits, resource conservation throughout the house, and more.

The SEED Green Room Endorsement is an opportunity for SEED and Housing & Food Services to recognize the great stewardship that many of the residents are practicing as members of the UW residential communities. The endorsement is based on individual room practices involving topics such as recycling and composting, energy and water conservation, dining practices, green purchasing and more.