Campus Sustainability is Hands on Learning

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UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON
Campus Sustainability:
Integrating Research, Teaching and Operations
Aubrey Batchelor
Sustainability Programs Supervisor
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference
April 15, 2013
Mission
The UW Environmental Stewardship &
Sustainability office promotes environmental
sustainability by engaging and connecting
members of the UW community
ENGAGE • PROMOTE • CONNECT • INFORM
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Responsibilities
Administrative Support – Environmental Stewardship Committee
(ESC), Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF)
Communications – Website, Facebook, Twitter, e-Newsletter
Connections – Staff, Faculty, Students, Administrative Units,
Schools/Colleges, Groups, Committees
Events – Sustainability Summit, Earth Day, others
Programs – Paper Conservation, Green Office Certification
Projects – PC Power Management, Climate Action Plan,
Sustainability Snapshots
Reporting – Sierra Club, Princeton Review, STARS, Sustainable
Endowments Institute, Sustainability Dashboard
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UW Sustainability Leadership
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Workshop Overview
10:45-11:05 Examples from University of Washington
11:05-11:15 Small Group Breakout Discussion
11:15-11:20 Questions, Adjourn
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Integrating Research,
Teaching and Operations
“The university of tomorrow is moving toward a new paradigm —
certainly one of greater efficiency, but also one where innovation and
technology combine with hands-on, collaborative learning to give our
increasingly diverse student body an enhanced experience and to
dramatically expand the breadth and reach of our research.
Tomorrow’s university faces a world that is getting smaller and more
hyper-connected. That means the great societal challenges we face
require equally connected, integrative solutions.
The UW is uniquely poised to bring the assets of the university to
the community to make a real and lasting difference in the world.
And most importantly, we can’t wait for tomorrow to arrive.
We have to take on these challenges today.”
- UW President Micheal K. Young
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Integrating Research,
Teaching and Operations
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Internships – paid, for credit
Capstone and Keystone projects
Interdisciplinary collaborations
Alignment with University’s strategic goals
• Conserve resources
• Reduce campus emissions
• Funding for positions, projects
• Finance & Facilities Internship Fund
• Campus Sustainability Fund
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Campus Sustainability Fund
• Major student led investment towards sustainability
on campus, established 2010
• Student-funded, Student-led, Student-experience
• Over $600,000 granted to fund student-led projects
to date
• Now operating in its third year with $330,000
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Campus Sustainability Fund
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Environmental Management Certificate
• Open to all majors
• Hands on 6 month projects - on and off campus
• Clients: University of Washington, NOAA, EPA, Port
of Seattle, Snohomish County, Seattle City Light,
City of Bellevue, Port of Tacoma
• University specific projects
• Smart Grid
• Climate Action Plan
• STARS
• Zimride
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Environmental Management Certificate
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
FYI: Roots and Realities of Sustainability
• Program on the Environment
• Hands on 3 month projects - on campus
• Areas of investigation:
• Water
• Energy
• Greenhouse Gases
• Green Laboratories
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
FYI: Roots and Realities of Sustainability
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Small Group Breakout
• Form groups of 5-6 people
• Share one example of an integrated learning
experience on your campus:
• Your name, University
• Project title, duration
• Who was involved
• Project description
• Goals and outcomes
• Source of funding (if applicable)
• What can other Universities learn from this
project?
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
QUESTIONS?
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.
Contact Information
Aubrey Batchelor
Sustainability Programs Supervisor
University of Washington
[email protected]
1-206-370-1463
UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
[email protected]
http://green.washington.edu
Sustainability: It’s in our nature.

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