Krysta is the Associate Director of SEED (Students Expressing Environmental Dedication) and has been actively involved in development of composting program at UW. Acting as a catalyst for change, Krysta has strong leadership capabilities, and a long-standing dedication to sustainability. She has been described by her peers as an expert resource for all students on recycling and composting and a "shining personal example of the work she does.”
Alan is an active member of the Green Coalition and WashPIRG, and assisted with the drafting of the University's Climate Action Plan. Most recently Alan took a leadership role in the Campus Sustainability Fund student green fee initiative. He also has reached out to the broader community, touring the US in a biobus educating others on sustainability.
Mike has been a driving force behind UW’s composting program, and has provided continued support toward the University's Zero Waste campaign. He helped organize Coca-Cola’s compostable soda cup pilot project at UW and personally conducts waste audits through out campus.
As Purchasing Manager for Procurement Services, Claudia encouraged and guided Office Depot, Fisher Scientific and VWR in offering more sustainable products to UW purchasers and in highlighting such products in their catalogs. Claudia also leads Environmental Stewards green team. Visit Procurement Services' Green Purchasing website for information on green purchasing and how to green your office.
UW Tower Green Team
Bethany Staelens, Education & Outreach, Syd Fredrickson, Conference Management, Cheryl Wheeler, Education & Outreach, and countless other volunteers. The Tower Green Team has been a continued leader in campus sustainability, creating the patio demonstration garden, implementing the Tower composting program, eliminating waste bins from workstations, and partnering with Full Circle Farms to have organic fruits and vegetables delivered to UW Tower staff.
Beth Wheat, Biology Graduate Student, Brady Ryan, Senior Mathematics major, Jennifer Ruesink, Associate Professor of Biology, and many other student volunteers. Located on the Burke-Gilman trail near the botany greenhous, the UW Farm serves as an educational experience for students to learn hands-on about sustainable urban agriculture and eating locally. The farm is maintained by student volunteers and staff assistants. Learn more at the UW Farm's website.
UW Tacoma Environmental Science Program
Jim Gawel, Associate Professor, Environmental Science. The Environmental Science Program has shown leadership, initiative and dedication through curriculum development, project design and implementation, public education and outreach, and active community organization and involvement. Learn more at the Environmental Program homepage.
Campus Sustainability Fund Team
Justin Hellier, Graduate student, Evans School and School of Forest Resources, Alan Wright, Senior, Environmental Studies, David Corrado, Junior, Environmental Studies, Katie Stultz, Junior, Business Management, and many other student volunteers. The team lead the development, organization and leadership for the CSF Fund proposal, demonstrating clear focus and commitment. Learn more at the Campus Sustainability Fund website.