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About UWT Sustainability

Sustainability at UW Tacoma encompasses the environmental, economic and social impacts of our 46-acre, urban-serving university campus. The present and future well-being of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the larger community are inextricably linked to how we manage finite resources.

Sustainability at UW Tacoma is concerned with the micro and the macro. From composting strategies to combatting science illiteracy, the sustainability ethos can be found in facility management, curriculum design and student activism. Explore this site and learn how you can get involved!

2018 Husky Green Award

This year we are proud to announce several Green Husky Awards with UW Tacoma connections.

Livable City Year (Project Winner)-A tri-campus activity, the Livable City Year Program engages UW students and faculty across all three campuses in cross-collaborative projects to develop sustainable solutions to real-life problems in a partner community

Stanley Joshua- Director of Facilities Services for the UW Tacoma campus and an avid advocate for sustainable projects in the community.

Jim Gawel- An Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Jim Gawel is a mainstay of UW Tacoma’s environmental science program.

Aleece Rose (Honorable Mention)- An Urban Studies student and a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability, Aleece Rose has taken a leadership role in various campus wide projects

Read the full details of what this group of individuls has contributed to UWT's Sustainabilty goals throughout 2018

Video of the Month

Dr. Ellen Moore Senior Lecturer and Chancellor Mark Pagano go head to head in a plastic reduction challenge. They discuss the problems our world is facing with plastic consumption as well as challenges to overcoming these obstacles. Watch these two battle it out and raise awareness for plastic reduction.

Events

Feb 21

2019 Urban Studies Forum: Learning from other Cities

8:45am

UW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH)

Mar 6

A Conversation with Marty Baron, Editor of The Washington Post

6:00pm

UW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH)

Mar 8

2019 South Sound Technology Conference

9:00am

UW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH)

News Articles

Snow Stories

Snowy perspective of UW Tacoma campus.
February 14, 2019
When campus is "closed" for inclement weather, there is still a lot going on behind the scenes to keep classes on track and prepare for reopening.
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Creating a Campus Family

UW Tacoma's Nedralani Mailo stands in front of the Center for Equity and Inclusion.
January 2, 2019
UW Tacoma alumna Nedralani Mailo, '17, found her voice in the classroom and is using it to help students, including fellow Pacific Islanders.
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