The University of Washington is preparing leaders of change and promoters of ideas, and we are developing a culture of collaboration. As a national leader in both research and sustainability, our students are utilizing our campus as a learning laboratory to research what our campus could do to be more sustainable.

The categories below display student research reports that have been shared with us focusing on sustainability aspects of the UW campus. Please feel free to send us your research report at oess@uw.edu.

Green Buildings and Design
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Green Buildings
Final Report PDF
Winter 2010


See how the UW is doing in Sustainable Building Construction

Behavior Change in Residence Halls
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio -  Residence Halls
Final Report PDF
Winter 2011
 

Connecting the University Community to their Sustainability Resources
Program on the Environment Capstone
Summary PDF
Spring 2012

Focus on Carbon and Climate Change
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Carbon and Climate Change
Final Report PDF
Spring 2012
 

Communications Plan for UW's Climate Strategies
Environmental Management Certificate Keystone Project, Program on the Environment
Project Website
Winter 2012  


UW Climate Partnership
Environmental Management Certificate Keystone Project, Program on the Environment
Project Website Winter 2007

UW Climate Partnership Montlake Landfill Methane Capture Study
Paul Glanville, Mechanical Engineering 
PDF
March 2007


See how the UW is doing in reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Energy
Final Report PDF
Fall 2009
 

UW Smart Residence Halls 
Environmental Management Certificate Keystone Project, Program on the Environment
(Report not yet available)
Winter 2013

UW Green Power Program
Environmental Management Certificate Keystone Project, Program on the Environment
Final Report PDF
Winter 2010
 

See more Energy Research at the University of Washington


See how the UW is doing in Energy Conservation

 

Food
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Food
Final Report PDF
Spring 2010


See more about Food at UW 

 


See how the UW is doing in sustainable food purchasing

Carbon Accounting and the Goodman Creek Unit
SEFS 526: Seminar in Advanced Silviculture
Final Report and Presentation
Winter 2013
 
Habitat and Biodiversity
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Habitat
Final Report PDF
Fall 2010
Community Building & Environmental Education in a Permaculture Context
Program on the Environment Capstone
Project Summary
Spring 2012
University of Washington Seattle Campus Forest Resource Analysis
Kava Vale, Master of Environmental Horticulture Candidate Thesis, UW Botanic Gardens
Thesis Report
August 2011

 


More student research papers from:

UW Botanic Gardens

University of Washington Green Investing
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Greening up UW's investments
Final Report and Presentation
Spring 2013

Environmental Nonprofits and Social Media: A Winning Combination
Program on the Environment Capstone
Summary
Autumn 2011

The STARS Evaluation Project
Environmental Management Certificate Keystone Project, Program on the Environment
Website
Winter 2012

Transportation
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Transportation
Final Report PDF
Autumn 2011

Zimtervention
Environmental Management Certificate Keystone Project, Program on the Environment
Project Website
Winter 2011


See how the UW is doing in sustainable Commuting

UW Zero Waste
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Zero Waste
Final Report and Presentation 
March 2013  

Decreasing Waste: Steps Towards a Sustainable Stadium
Program on the Environment Capstone - UW Athletics Sustainability
Summary 
Autumn 2012

Improving Waste Diversion at UW Athletic Facilities
Program on the Environment Capstone - UW Athletics Sustainability
Summary 
Autumn 2012

UW Garbology Project 
Lead: Jack Johnson, M.A., Doctoral Candidate UW Department of Anthropology
Student volunteers
Website
Ongoing, Summer 2012 - Present 

Consumester
Computer Science Program: Michael Abel, Patrick Healy, and Cullen Walsh
Website
Autumn 2009


See how the UW is doing in Waste Diversion

Water on Campus
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Water
Final Report PDF
(Winter 2012)
 

The Ways of Water at the University of Washington
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Water
Final Report PDF
Spring 2009

 


See how the UW is doing in Water Conservation

Green Athletics
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio
Final Report and Presentation
Autumn 2013
 

Greening UW Labs
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio  
Final Report and Presentation
Autumn 2012
 

How to Make your Office Green
Program on the Environment Capstone - UW Green Office Certification Program
Summary
Autumn 2011