The University of Washington (UW) is working to develop a Sustainability Action Plan. Led by Executive Sponsor and UW Facilities Vice President Lou Cariello, the Sustainability Action Plan is on track for delivery on Earth Day, April 22, 2020. The team will be using several tools to identify gaps and actions that will comprise the Plan, including UW's 2018 STARS submission (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) and the Climate Action Inventory.
The UW has made good progress in reducing its carbon footprint and institutionalizing sustainability. It’s been 10 years since the UW published its Climate Action Plan, laying out strategies to get to carbon neutrality. We have seen some key successes, including the creation of the UW Sustainability office and Campus Sustainability Fund, Green Building Standards, and a path to reaching 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goals. Now it is time to re-evaluate and re-prioritize UW’s strategies in equitable and measurable ways. Creating a Sustainability Action Plan will allow UW to continue to lead and be innovative, and align with campus, city and state goals. The Plan must be a blueprint for meaningful, implementable actions that institutionalize sustainability at UW.
Who is involved?
A team of faculty and staff, led by executive sponsor and UW Facilities Vice President Lou Cariello. Our governance model is below.
How to engage with the Plan:
Take the survey! We have created a brief survey with some proposed actions in different categories. Tell us what's important to you and how you would like to get involved.
Join us at a student-focused event
Send us an e-mail
See UW’s current sustainability performance across a number of categories on the UW Sustainability Information Portal
If you have suggestions regarding this project, please contact us.