Green Certification programs

UW Sustainability is pleased to introduce a new and improved Green Office Program and Green Lab Certification! We've updated both programs to reflect feedback we've received from participants over the past few years, as well as changes to UW policies. Some improvements you'll notice are:

  • A more targeted, streamlined application.
  • More opportunities to gain points for personal sustainable behavior.
  • Updated, more user-friendly Green Office and Green Lab Resources pages.
  • More links to resources for your office and/or lab.
  • New Green Lab questions...
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Category: Green Certifications
Tags: Green Labs | Green Office
Environmental Innovation Practicum flyer

Students can work on creating innovative solutions to environmental problems as part of the Environmental Innovation Practicum offered by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. The goal of the practicum is to help students discover how cleantech solutions are addressing pressing environmental issues, and learn how they can be part of those solutions.

Learn how ideas are developed by cross-discipline teams, learn from leading thinkers on renewable energy, efficient...

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Category: Academics
Tags: Environmental Innovation Challenge | Sustainability Courses
2019 Earth Day exhibitors

UW's 2019 Earth Week events included a focus on action, equity, diversity and environmental justice. The central event was Earth Day 2019 on April 22 at the Husky Union Building. 

This year's event was organized by a student planning committee, in collaboration with UW Sustainability and the College of the Environment's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group. The event included exhibitors and activities outside on the HUB Lawn, while inside the HUB Lyceum was a volunteer-...

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Category: Events
Tags: Earth Day | Earth Week | Sally Jewell

UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant starting in mid-June 2019. This is a part-time position for a current UW student. The graphic design assistant will work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. 

Full details below. To apply, go to Handshake and search for position 2716098 or email a cover letter, resume and portfolio (or link to online...

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Tags: jobs
Bill McKibben - Falter

The UW Program on the Environment and the Seattle Public Library are hosting an evening with Bill McKibben on May 2 in Kane Hall 120 at 7:30 p.m. McKibben will discuss his new book, Falter. 

Bill McKibben is a founder of the environmental organization and was among the first to have warned of the dangers of global warming. He is the author of the bestsellers The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. He is...

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Category: Climate Change | Events
Tags: Program on the Environment | Bill McKibben | lecture

Do you know what environmental justice is, or what environmental hazards are in your community? Join the College of the Environment's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an Environmental Justice workshop, facilitated by Front and Centered, to examine environmental and health concerns across Washington. Discuss environmental justice and learn what you can do about it at 12 p.m. on April 17, 2019, in Johnson Hall 117 as part of...

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Category: Events
Tags: College of the Environment | Environmental Justice | Earth Week
UW Earth Day 2019

UW’s annual Earth Day celebration is coming up Monday, April 22, and the student planning committee is looking for volunteers to help out before, during, and after the event, as well as to table during the week leading up to Earth Day. Volunteers are not required nor expected to volunteer during the entire duration of the event . 

This year's UW Earth Day event will be held at the HUB, on the outdoor HUB Lawn and inside the HUB Lyceum. The event will feature speakers, performances by local musicians, original art installations created by UW students, as well as a variety of...

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Category: Events
Tags: Earth Day | volunteer
Intersectionality Project header

The College of the Environment's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is hosting "Intersectionality Project: UW Race & Equity / Earth Day." On April 15 in the Ethnic Cultural Center's Unity Suite at 1 - 2:30 p.m., a video featuring UW staff of color sharing their ideas on UW diversity, the environment and Earth Day from race & equity perspective will be screened. The video includes insightful views about what’s working/not working with UW diversity and...

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Category: Events
Tags: Earth Day | College of the Environment | Diversity
Seattle City Light & Green Lab Certification logos

Since 2015 Seattle City Light has been providing rebates to departments purchasing ultra-low freezers that meet specific energy efficiency criteria. The list of approved brands and models has recently been expanded and if you are considering replacing an existing or purchasing a new ultra-low freezer, please consider purchasing one of these energy efficient models listed below.

Rebates range from $700 to $1,050 per unit and save between $320 and $420 per unit annually in electricity costs. Contact VWR, Fisher Scientific, Neta Scientific, Eppendorf or Cedar Mountain...

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Category: Energy | Green Certifications
Tags: Green Labs | freezers | rebate
Environmental Justice Conference poster

The 2019 Environmental Justice Conferenceorganized by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the UW College of the Environment, will focus on issues of equity and inclusive collaboration to confront climate disruption. The theme is "In-Reach before Outreach." The main goal of this conference is to reflect on our outreach strategies and look into community-based solutions. Participants will be able to engage with scholars from different...

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Category: Events
Tags: Earth Week | College of the Environment | Environmental Justice | Diversity