What are Green Certifications?

The University of Washington's Green Certification Programs seek to reduce the University's environmental impact by inspiring and supporting sustainable efforts by students, faculty, and staff. The programs help UW's offices, labs, and student groups:

  1. Gauge how sustainably they are currently operating
  2. Identify specific ways they can operate more sustainably
  3. Gain recognition for the good work they are already doing

The programs accomplish this by providing an evaluation framework and resources that offices, labs, and student groups can use to operate more sustainably. In doing so, they support the goals laid out in UW's Climate Action Plan.