Reducing water usage for a building the size of the UW Tower is no easy task. It took the Tower's operations staff nearly a year to replace every toilet and urinal in the tower with new, low-flush units, but it was well worth it. The project is estimated to save up to 37 million gallons of water over the next 15 years.
Update 4/18: The Salvage Wood Program was named one of the seven 2016 Husky Green Award winners.
The Salvage Wood Program at the University of Washington is working to make sure any trees which need to be removed on campus can have a second life.
The program, run by Grounds Management and made possible by a Campus Sustainability Fund grant and help from the UW chapter of Engineers Without Borders, turns those removed trees into lumber for projects on campus such as benches and tables.
Thank you to all the folks who nominated their colleagues, supervisors or peers for a Husky Green Award! The Husky Green Awards recognize people who support UW's commitment to sustainability. The award “recognizes an exemplary achievement of an individual or team from the UW community, demonstrating leadership, initiative and dedication to campus sustainability.”
Get your nominations in for this year's Husky Green Awards!
We need your help in identifying the University of Washington's sustainability superstars, and by submitting a nomination before the deadline on March 1, 2016, you'll be entered to win one of our prize packs featuring Husky Grind coffee and a reusable mug!