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The University of Washington’s sustainability efforts received a bronze in the 2012 International Green Awards in the category for most sustainable educational institutions.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in 20 categories – ranging from most sustainable corporation to most sustainable non-government organization – were announced Nov. 20 in London.

The International Green Awards, accredited by the United Kingdom’s Royal Society of Arts, recognize innovative approaches to sustainability, according to the award website. The awards program was started in 2006 by Iain Patton, who operated a communications consulting business and later the Green Consultancy.

Gold in the most sustainable educational institutions category went to Bentleigh Secondary College, a public high school in Melbourne, Australia, and the silver to York University in England.