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.
 

A new campus award for environmental stewardship: The Husky Green Award

March 11, 2010

Nominations are being sought for a new UW honor, the Husky Green Award. Established by the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, the award celebrates individuals and teams who have contributed to UW's leadership and excellence in environmental stewardship, and provides recognition to those from the entire UW community who have dedicated their passion, energy and time to promote sustainability at the UW.

America's Greenest Colleges

October 8, 2009

Everything under the sun is being sold as green nowadays, and colleges are no different. "Sustainability is increasingly becoming an area where schools are putting their best foot forward," says Mark Orlowski, founder and executive director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, which just released its annual report card tracking green initiatives at 332 schools in the U.S. and Canada.