UW leads with compost program

May 26, 2014

Every year 7.2 million tons of food is wasted and thrown away, which releases 17 million tons of CO2. Wasting food costs the environment and economy with landfill production and disposal costs. However, the University of Washington has a great food waste composting program, which provides compostable napkins, cups straws and containers in all dining facilities.

New Recycling Initiative to Raise Funds and Help the Planet

Students, faculty and staff at UW Bothell can now recycle small electronics on campus, thanks to a new partnership with Waste Management. “We evaluated several programs, and ultimately selected the “Cartridges for Kids” project with Waste Management,” says Tony Guererro, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services at UW Bothell. The program, which has been used widely in K-12 schools in Washington State, will return a portion of recycling proceeds back to UW Bothell. Guererro says funds could be used to fund student sustainability projects.

Huskies Going Green

October 18, 2013

Alaska Airlines Arena, Husky Stadium to promote green initiatives at sporting events

The University of Washington Athletic Department's sustainability program has chosen GreenDrop Recycling Stations to help implement their strategic sustainability plans for waste diversion at Alaska Airlines Arena and the newly renovated Husky Stadium.

Husky Stadium recycling program gets national praise

October 10, 2013

Husky Stadium is going green for this Saturday’s huge match-up against Oregon, and we’re not talking about the Ducks’ uniforms.

The University of Washington is getting national attention and recognition for its recycling and sustainable efforts at Husky Stadium. The National Resources Defense Council, anational non-profit environmental group, recently featured the stadium's recycling program in a report and called the university a “game changer” on college campuses.