|Submission Date||Oct. 12, 2018|
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The UW Sustainability website promotes sustainability by engaging and connecting members of the UW community. It serves as a centralized place for UW sustainability efforts, resources, and information.
UW Sustainability sends quarterly newsletters with updates of sustainability projects, programs, and events occurring on campus.
The UW Sustainability office maintains several social media platforms focusing on campus sustainability. These channels highlight sustainability activities on campus, promote sustainability efforts, provide information on sustainable choices and activities and more while engaging and connecting members of the University of Washington community.
These social media channels include:
The "In Our Nature" blog (http://green.uw.edu/blog) containing stories about sustainability at the University of Washington.
A Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UWSustainability) that shares news and events regarding sustainability around campus, including activities such as green certifications and sustainability research by students and faculty.
A Twitter account (https://twitter.com/sustainableUW) that highlights sustainability activities and groups involved with sustainability at the University of Washington, as well as sharing tweets and stories from other accounts relating to UW sustainability.
An Instagram account (http://instagram.com/sustainableuw) to share photos and short video clips highlighting sustainability events, efforts and locations around campus.
A YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/sustainableUW) which shares videos and compiles playlists regarding sustainability at UW.
"The Daily," the main student newspaper at the University of Washington, does not currently have a specific reporter assigned to sustainability, but they cover sustainability issues regularly without a specific reporter assigned.
The Environmental Studies capstone program publishes capstone reports by students: https://envstudies.uw.edu/undergraduate-students/course-planning/course-requirements/capstone/capstone-projects/
Additionally, the College of the Environment maintains a news page (http://environment.uw.edu/news/) which includes stories on the work of the College of the Environment.
UW Sustainability, in a partnership with Seattle City Light, created a series of infographic posters in many campus buildings highlighting sustainability building features and showing how the buildings consume resources. The infographics are also collected online at http://green.uw.edu/posters/buildings
Many residence halls include a public digital dashboard display showing real-time information on building resource consumption, as well a providing that information to the public via a webpage: http://buildingdashboard.net/washington/#/washington/
Housing and Food Services maintains a website discussing the sustainable dining options available to UW students and gives examples of local, organic and natural foods served: https://hfs.uw.edu/Eat/About-Your-Food
Additional signage is placed in dining halls providing information on locally sourced foods, organic foods and more. Digital reader boards highlight menu options which are healthy and sustainable, as well as graphics demonstrating where some of our food comes from. The UW is also participating in the "Menus of Change" initiative, highlighting healthy and sustainable food, and posters with information on sustainable choices are posted in some dining halls.
UW Grounds posts signage on trees on the Seattle campus which have been preserved to maintain wildlife habitat. UW Bothell promotes a pesticide-free campus.
UW Sustainability has produced a sustainability walking tour of campus, available as a printed map or online at http://green.uw.edu/walkingtour
The Transportation Services' Commute Options site offers tools to create personalized commuting plans and information including concierge service through UW's commute help desk. In addition, the Transportation Services site includes links to resources and information on the U-PASS program, walking, biking, carpool/vanpool, transit, carsharing and telework options.
UW Sustainability has created a commuter calculator, an interactive tool showing the impacts of various commuting options: https://green.uw.edu/commuter-calculator
UW Commuter Services Bikespace offers many resources for campus bicyclists.
The UW Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED) provides information and resources on how to be more sustainable in residence halls. Working with Housing & Food Services (HFS), they produce guides and cheat sheets on things like sourcing sustainable items for dorm rooms and moving out. Multiple items are available for download on the SEED website.
The UW Sustainability Dashboard is a one-stop shop for information on metrics the University currently gathers in a variety of offices and entities around the Seattle campus in regards to sustainability.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.