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.
The UW was also recognized as a highlighted institution for becoming the first school to use electric-assist cargo bikes for nearly all campus mail delivery. The report's highlighted institutions are ones who have implemented innovative and high-impact projects, programs and initiatives.
The University of Washington also recently received 98 out of 99 possibly points in The Princeton Review's Green Ratings. This follows eight straight years of receiving a perfect 99 in the ratings.
Both the Sustainable Campus Index and The Princeton Review's Green Ratings use information from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) administered by AASHE. STARS ratings are good for three years. The UW submitted its most recent self-reported assessment in 2018 and received a gold rating, with a score of 77.18 percent.
STARS reports are publicly available. The University of Washington's report is available here.