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UW Sustainability
June 2, 2014

University of Washington is a vibrant green campus, and it’s not just because spring has sprung! Over the next two weeks you’ll likely come across one of our Sustainability Tour sandwich boards featuring spots on campus that are engaged in one of our many ongoing sustainable initiatives. The hope is that these boards will inform touring prospective students and families that sustainability and environmental stewardship are deeply rooted on campus, as well as engage the community in some green Husky pride.

Each board will share a short description of the initiative that relates back to the various strategies outlined in the University of Washington Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon emissions. Tour stops will highlight bicycle-encouraging repair stations, energy efficient building design, reduced waste dining and more. All of which contribute to UW’s goal to reduce carbon emissions to 15% below 2000 levels by 2020.

The locations for the ‘tour’ will include the quad by Savery Hall, Paccar Hall, Suzzallo Library on Red Square, the George Washington statue, William Gates Law Building, the HUB and in front of Mary Gates Hall. More detail about these initiatives and others can be found on our online Sustainability Map. Everyone, from first-time campus visitors to seasoned faculty are encouraged to stop, smell the roses and visit these Sustainability Tour sites. Who knows, you might just learn something new! Spread the knowledge and show your Husky pride by sharing a picture or comment with the hashtag #sustainableUW