Sustainability

Awards

  • Seattle University's awards and rankings demonstrate our commitment to sustainability. 

    Commute Trip Reduction Award WA CEO magazine

    • Diamond Award, Commuter Challenge

    Compost Program 

    • Recycling Institution of the Year, Washington State Recycling Association
    • Outstanding Achievement, Washington Organics Recycling Coalition
    • Sustainability Innovator Award, Sustainable Endowments Institute

    Energy Conservation 

    • Green Lights Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Outstanding Achievement, City of Seattle
    • Power Player Award, Seattle City Light

    Environmental Leadership 

    • BEST Award for Environmental Leadership, Resource Venture
    • Best Large Business Program Award, Washington State Dept. of Ecology
    • Environmental Excellence Award, Rotary Club of Seattle
    • Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable PracticesRecycler of the Year Award
    • Green Washington Award, Seattle Business Magazine

    Organic Landscape Practices  

    Recycling Program 

    • Outstanding School, National Recycling Coalition
    • Recycler of the Year Award, Washington State Recycling Association
    • WasteWise Partner of the Year Award, U.S. EPA
    • WasteWise Program Champion Award, U.S. EPA

    Rankings

    The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges  gives Seattle University a Green Rating of 95 on a scale from 60 to 99. 

    Seattle Business magazine named us one of Washington’s 50 greenest organizations. The Washington Green 50 lauds businesses for leading the way toward sustainability.