Go Dawgs! Wednesday

July 11, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | Stadium Diversion

It’s been an exciting year at Husky Stadium. Not only did our football team finish the season undefeated at home, but 82 percent of the stadium’s waste was diverted from the landfill: its highest diversion rate ever! UW Athletics has been working to grow this number each year since the stadium’s renovation in 2013. How…

July 4, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | UW Medical Center

A big congratulations to the UW Medical Center for receiving the Practice GreenHealth Excellence Award! This honor is given to the top 25 hospitals in the United States for their dedication to prioritizing sustainability and innovation in their programs. The UW Medical Center earned this recognition for their deep commitment to integrating sustainability into their…

March 28, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | Student Athlete Success

This has to be one of our favorite Go Dawgs! Wednesday posts yet because it’s a perfect example of how world class students (in particular, student-athletes), faculty, and staff work together to make the UW one of the best universities in the world. In Winter 2018, Husky student-athletes set a new department record, with 21 out…

March 21, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | Saeid Rastegar

This week’s Go Dawgs! Wednesday shout out goes to Saeid Rastegar, Regulated Materials Manager with Facilities Services and one of the winners of the 2017 Distinguished Staff Award. Rastegar has not only created several new practices that have saved UW over $1 million, he is looked up to my all of those around him for…

March 14, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | Harborview Solar Array

The future is bright at Harborview Medical Center. Harborview recently received a grants from Seattle City Light’s Green Up Program ($50,000) and the Washington State Department of Commerce to install solar panels on the roof of the West Hospital building. Now that the installation is complete and functioning, it will offset energy needs of the…

January 31, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | WCUP

The new ‘big white box’ in the south campus area comes with a success story bigger than the building itself. In April 2017, Facilities Services (FS) successfully launched the new West Campus Utility Plant (WCUP) to help with future energy needs in south and west part of the Seattle campus. Besides being a big success…

January 24, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | UW is Salmon Safe

Originally certified as salmon safe in 2011, the UW rectified as a salmon save campus in 2016. Achieving the certification recognizes our efforts in irrigation efficiency, stormwater management, pesticide reduction and wetlands area management. The certification not only does something good for salmon and the environment, elements of the program help us reduce costs through resource…

January 17, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | 2017 Combined Fund Drive (CFD)

Go Dawgs indeed! The UW community gave well over $2 million in the 2017 Combined Fund Drive (CFD), setting a new record. In addition to once again going above and beyond in general giving, in 2017 the features charity was Special Olympics Washington in preparation for the USA Summer Games coming to the UW in July….

January 10, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | UW Mailing Services

Just WOW! This idea was so amazing!!! UW is truly leading the pack on this one. UW mailing services recently moved from pilot stage to full implementation of the electric-assist bicycle mail delivery service. Initially funded by a grant from the student created, funded, and managed Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), the program is here to…

January 3, 2018

Go Dawgs! Wednesday | MiniMax Expansion

For this Go Dawgs! Wednesday we are giving a shout out to UW Recycling for their project to expand the MiniMax program. If you are not familiar MiniMax, it is a desk-side, self-service recycling and waste collection program aimed at minimizing waste and maximizing recycling and composting. The program saves the University over $1.8 million…

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