Wednesday, May 21, 2008

it's not easy being green...

© AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

In a report titled 'America's Greenest Colleges,' listed the UW among six schools graded best in 2008 by the Sustainable Endowments Institute.

The University of Washington is one of the 12 founders of the Seattle Climate Partnership, a group of employers dedicated to beating the goal of the Kyoto international climate agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 7% from their 1990 levels by 2012. The school has also committed to carbon neutrality and 100% of its electricity purchases come from renewable sources. In addition, it requires that all new state-funded university buildings are environmentally certified.

Way to go UW !

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