The University of Washington adopted its Sustainability Action Plan, including 10 measurable targets, on July 1, 2020. The Plan will guide our sustainability efforts through 2025, with updated actions determined annual to help us work toward those targets.
The University of Washington has finalized its new Sustainability Action Plan, which will guide the university’s efforts during the next five years.
The Sustainability Action Plan includes five guiding principles and 10 measurable targets along with annual actions to reach those targets. Each year, the UW will evaluate the immediate actions needed over the next fiscal year to respond to changing realities and needs across our campuses.
Feedback from the University of Washington community on the UW’s draft Sustainability Strategy and proposed actions has been published.
The draft Sustainability Strategy was released on Earth Day, April 22. All members of the UW community were invited to take a survey to provide input on the draft - including the guiding principles and targets - and proposed actions.. Those survey results and comments have been compiled and are available as a PDF document.
The University of Washington is working to develop a comprehensive Sustainability Plan. Led by Executive Sponsor and UW Facilities Vice President Lou Cariello, the Sustainability Plan is on track for delivery on Earth Day, April 22, 2020. The team will be using several tools to identify gaps and the actions that will comprise the Plan, including UW's 2018 STARS submission (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) and the Climate Action Inventory.
The Leopold Lab, winner of the College of Arts and Sciences "Greenest Lab" competition, didn't need to implement any new practices or make changes to earn the award.
The University of Washington Green Laboratory Certification Program and the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences have teamed up to produce a four-part webinar series on greening laboratory practices.