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.
Hello again. Today I’d like to continue our series about how to be eco-friendly in a laboratory. Remember last weeks post about the initiative at the Simon Fraser University? Here’s another university promoting green laboratories: the University of Washington.
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.
Beginning today, the University of Washington is competing in RecycleMania—the national competition in which college campuses compete over eight weeks to see which can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. The UW will take on Pac-12 rivals WSU, ASU and Stanford, among other universities nationwide.
Sorting your waste at UW is now a little clearer with 3-D visuals showing ideal disposal. The new visuals, located in the HUB and By George Café, aim to simplify waste disposal on campus and encourage greater composting and recycling. UW Sustainability led the project in partnership with the UW Garbology Project, UW Housing and Food Services, and UW Recycling.
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 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.
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability is pleased to announce the launch of the new UW Sustainability Map—a web-based application showing the locations of over 25 types of sustainability resources.