UW Ranks Among NCAA Best In Stadium Waste Diversion

December 9, 2010

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.

UW Collects Awards For Eco-Friendliness

October 5, 2010

I’m going to take the opportunity to brag about our school for a moment. The UW is an incredible place to study. Not only has the London education publication Times Higher Education recently listed it as the 23rd-best university in the world, but the UW has lead the front line of increasing environmental consciousness on campuses across the United States.

Sierra Club Cool Schools

August 16, 2010

Intercollegiate rivalry is a long and hallowed tradition. That was the operating premise, anyway, behind our fourth annual Coolest Schools survey. We sent out 11-page questionnaires to 900 colleges and universities across the United States, asking them to detail their sustainability efforts. We received 162 responses, nearly all of them painstakingly thorough.

Eco-friendliness is a part of life at UW

May 5, 2010

Although Earth Day 2010 is now a distant memory, there is still cause to celebrate environmental responsibility on campus as the The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll awarded the UW a Green Rating of 99, the highest possible score.
Earlier this school year, SIERRA Magazine ranked the UW No. 2 on its top-20 “Coolest Schools.” Universities were ranked based on efforts to curb global climate change and reduce waste.

UW included in new guide ranking green colleges

May 5, 2010

The Princeton Review, famous for its rankings and guides to colleges, has included the UW in its newest release, “Guide to 286 Green Colleges,” released at the end of April.
Among institutions such as Harvard and Yale, the UW was one of 15 schools to earn a spot on the “2010 Green Honor Roll.” Just seven public colleges made the list, while 697 institutions were rated.