The University of Washington is working in 2019-20 to develop a comprehensive Sustainability Plan. While we have made progress toward reducing our carbon footprint and institutionalizing sustainability (see the 2009 Climate Action Plan), it's time now to re-evaluate and re-prioritize our strategies for reducing carbon and integrating sustainable practices in equitable and measurable ways. Creating a Sustainability Plan will allow us to continue to lead and be innovative, as well as align with campus, city and state goals. The Plan will be a blueprint for meaningful, equitable and implementable actions that help institutionalize sustainability and promote environmental justice at the UW.
Led by Executive Sponsor and UW Facilities Vice President Lou Cariello, the Sustainability Plan is on track for delivery on Earth Day, April 22, 2020. The team will be leveraging several tools to identify the gaps and actions which will comprise the Plan, including the UW's STARS 2018 Gold submission (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) and the Climate Action Inventory.
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