University of Washington Advances to “Finest Four” Round in Environmental March Madness Tournament

The University of Washington today announced that it was chosen as part of the “Finest Four,” and has moved on to the final round of the Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament (#EnviroU), a national tournament recognizing colleges and universities in environmental excellence. The tournament is sponsored by Enviance, Inc., provider of environmental management and tracking software, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics.

The University of Washington Advances to the “Environmental Eight,” in Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament

Enviance, Inc., in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, today announced the “Environmental Eight,” the eight colleges and universities out of the previously announced “Sustainable 16”  that will be moving on to the next round of the Second Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament. The University of Washington was one of eight schools recognized by the judges for their excellence in environmental academics and sustainability practices, as well as an exceptional level of student and faculty engagement in the tournament.

University of Washington Selected as a “Sustainable 16” Finalist in Second Annual March Madness Tournament for Environmental Academics and Sustainability

Elimination Competition Judged by Distinguished Panel of Environmental and Education Professionals; National Champion to be announced on April 8.

Seattle, Washington—February 20, 2013— University of Washington today announced that it has been selected as a “Sustainable 16” school in the second annual Environmental March Madness tournament, which rewards excellence in environmental academics and sustainability. The competition, sponsored by Enviance, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, will announce 2013’s National Champion on April 8.

Call for Husky Green Award Nominations 2013

In support of the University of Washington’s long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, the fourth annual “Husky Green Awards” will recognize exemplary achievements of individuals or teams from the UW community, demonstrating leadership, initiative and dedication to campus sustainability.
Do you know someone who rocks it at doing the right thing for the environment? Who lives and works sustainably? This is prime time for you to show your appreciation to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for environmental sustainability.

UW rates gold in sustainability assessment, strongest performer in Pac-12

The University of Washington has the strongest sustainability performance in the Pac-12 and is among the top 10 of all North American universities and colleges according to a new self-rating system to measure sustainability.

The UW is one of more than 230 institutions submitting data to the two-year-old Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, also known as STARS. When the UW submitted its assessment for the first time this fall, it earned a gold rating. Only platinum, which no institution has yet received, is higher.

Students win $100K for 3-D printer to turn waste plastic into composting toilets, rainwater harvesting systems

October 25, 2012

A University of Washington team this week claimed top prize in the first 3D4D Challenge, an international contest to use 3-D printing for social benefit in the developing world. The three undergraduates won $100,000 to form a company that will work with partners in Oaxaca, Mexico, to build machines that can transform waste plastic into composting toilets and pieces for rainwater harvesting systems.

Matthew Rogge, a post-baccalaureate mechanical engineering student who presented the project in London, was inspired by years spent working in the Peace Corps.

UW Rated for Green Honor Roll by the Princeton Review

August 20, 2012

The University of Washington has been named to The Princeton Review's 2013 Green Honor Roll. The Princeton Review reported its fifth annual "Green Ratings" of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. The Company tallied the rating for 806 institutions based on its institutional surveys of colleges in 2011-12 concerning their environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings.