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Princeton Review Green Honor Roll
The Princeton Review Green Ratings attempt to measure how well schools provide a healthy and sustainable quality of life for students, how well they prepare students for a world defined by environmental concerns and opportunities, and how environmentally responsible their policies are. UW was one of 24 schools to earn a perfect 99 rating, garnering a Green Honor Roll award for the seventh straight year.

STARS Gold
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The University of Washington achieved Gold with a total score of 77.47 percent.  

The University of Washington received this rating in October 2015. STARS ratings are valid for three years.

2017 Bestcolleges.com greenest schools

BestColleges.com Greenest Universities
The University of Washington earned the No. 5 ranking on the 2017 Bestcolleges.com Greenest Universities list. 

Practice GreenHealth Top 25 Environmental Excellence awards
Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center were each selected for the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, recognizing the 25 health care facilities across the county that best exemplify environmental excellence. 

APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities

Sustainability Award in Facilities Management for UW Bothell
The University of Washington Bothell received the 2017 Sustainability Award in Facilities Management from the professional organization for educational facilities managers, APPA.

Gold level Bicycle Friendly University
The League of American Bicyclists named UW a Gold-level bike friendly university, one of just 12 schools nationwide to earn a Gold or Platinum rating.

Also check out our Sustainability Grade Metrics

2016-2017 Awards
2015-2016 Awards
2014-2015 Awards
2013-2014 Awards
2012-2013 Awards
2011-2012 Awards
2010-2011 Awards
2009-2010 Awards
2008-2009 Awards
2007-2008 Awards
2006-2007 Awards
2005-2006 Awards