What are Green Certifications?

The University of Washington's Green Certification Programs seek to reduce the University's environmental impact by inspiring and supporting sustainable efforts by students, faculty, and staff. The programs help UW's offices, labs, and official student groups on all three campuses, Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell:

  1. Gauge how sustainably they are currently operating
  2. Identify specific ways they can operate more sustainably
  3. Gain recognition for the good work they are already doing

The programs accomplish this by providing an evaluation framework and resources that offices, labs, and student groupsĀ can use to operate more sustainably. In doing so, they support the goals laid out in UW's Climate Action Plan.

Please note: Green Certifications are only available for UW and UW affiliated labs, offices, and RSOs.Ā