UW named national sustainability leader

Sept. 13, 2019

The University of Washington has received recognition as a national leader in sustainability by the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The UW is among the top universities and earned special recognition for its sustainability work in the transportation and food & dining categories.

AASHE's 2019 Sustainable Campus Index lists the UW as the No. 2 university in transportation and No. 8 in food & dining.

UW Medicine hospitals win environmental awards

July 30, 2019

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center received the 2019 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes hospitals that are leading the industry in all-around sustainability performance, demonstrating comprehensive programs and are illustrating how sustainability is entrenched in their organizational culture.

UW earns STARS Gold rating

Jan. 28, 2019

The University of Washington has been recognized as one of the most sustainable higher education institutions in North America, according to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

The UW received a gold rating, with a score of 77.18 percent. This is the third time the UW has received a gold rating, and the first time the comprehensive report covered all three UW campuses.

UW Medicine hospitals earn Top 25 Environmental Excellence awards

July 23, 2018

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center have received 2018 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes healthcare facilities across the country that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare. This is the twelfth consecutive year for UW Medical Center to receive the top award and the seventh consecutive year for Harborview.