UW campus sustainability is a significant part of the University of Washington's educational mission, due in large part to student demand, engagement and activism.
The office was established to:
raise university-wide visibility for sustainability,
improve access of information to all stakeholders,
track and communicate about sustainability metrics, conservation programs and initiatives.
The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office coordinates information and activities across the University to facilitate initiatives within three campus locations, medical centers and auxiliaries.
Through centralization, this approach mitigates institutional risk through coordinating dialogue and building consensus for strategic planning.