Student Housing Phase 1 Project construction team went paperless - saving 147 trees! View more statistics in the article.
In alignment with UW’s 2Y2D strategic direction, Student Fiscal Services is making a major commitment to sustainable business practices by eliminating paper reports produced by the Student Database (SDB).
Working in conjunction with UWIT and our process partners, we have already converted many reports to PDF format and have stored them on a network drive. This has drastically reduced the number of daily SDB reports being printed – saving a substantial number of trees in the process.
Three individuals and two groups were honored at the UW Earth Day celebration as winners of the second annual Husky Green Award. The award, sponsored by the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, recognizes those who have shown leadership, initiative and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability at the University.
Individual winners are:
Trash-In 2011 will take place on April 13 at the Bryants Building Annex. Recycling & Solid Waste will receive one day’s worth of trash from eight designated campus buildings and sort it into categories currently collected on campus. Please share your availability to volunteer, or email us at email@example.com for more information. Let’s get trashy!
With help from its supplier, the University of Washington reduced operating costs while increasing its sustainability.
As colleges and universities around the United States reduce operating budgets, their facility managers are searching for ways to do more with less.
Increasingly, higher education custodial directors are turning to core suppliers to help them control spending on cleaning and maintenance supplies.
Thirty thousand people shuffle in and out of the UW’s Housing and Food Services’ (HFS) many dining facilities each day, likely unaware of where their food waste ends up after it’s dropped into the compost bin.
Once an old apple core or pizza slice leaves someone’s hands, it’s picked up by a truck from Cedar Grove, self-proclaimed as “Pacific Northwest’s leading organic recycling company,” which for the last several years has been tasked with finding a place for all of the UW’s food waste.
SEATTLE - After implementing new initiatives for the 2010 football season, the University of Washington has finished seventh out of 75 entrants into the Game Day Challenge conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to measure waste diversion at NCAA football games. Among the 52 NCAA I-FBS entrants, UW ranked 3rd in waste diversion and 2nd for per capita organics reduction. Of the five PAC-10 schools competing, the UW ranked 1st in waste diversion.
After Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED) distributed hand towels to residents on Lander Hall’s eighth floor in a pilot program to reduce waste last year, the organization is gearing up for another test run.
Despite lackluster survey response totals tyring to gauge participation, SEED is planning to pass out hand towels to residents of the north tower of Haggett during winter quarter to reach additional students and gather more student response data.
To save money, offices around the U.S. are adding a new chore to their employees' routine: taking out the trash.
Some University of Washington workers began emptying their own baskets in a similar program a decade ago as part of an environmental initiative. But with budgets cut 25% over the past two years, Gene Woodard, the school's director of building services, is expanding the program campus-wide.
About a dozen students from the UW’s Earth Club came together yesterday afternoon to wage a war against the more than 2,600 paper-towel dispensers on campus by placing a sticker on every single one.
Earth Club president, Vincent Gonzalez, has been working with faculty and building services to reduce on-campus paper-towel usage and decrease the nearly $180,000 that the campus spent on paper towels in the last academic year.