College of Built Environments unveils green wall

November 20, 2012

A wall of vegetation now climbs the south side of Gould Hall, after the opening of the Biodiversity Green Wall and Edible Green Screen on Monday.

The sustainable, vertical wall creates more efficient methods in plant growth, water circulation, and biodiversity. The wall was a collaborative project within the UW College of Built Environments’ Green Futures Lab (GFL).

“The idea to build the Green Wall was inspiring,” said Leann Andrews, lab manager at GFL.

Energy a focus of third annual Sustainability Summit

October 18, 2012

Next week will be the University of Washington’s third Sustainability Summit, an annual event that celebrates leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability.

A day of Sustainability Summit events Wednesday, Oct. 24, will culminate in the evening with a conversation about energy involving a leading Northwest energy and climate expert, Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist and other panelists.