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Seattle University's 20+ awards demonstrate our commitment to sustainability

Alternative Transportation Program

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
  • Recycler of the Year, Washington State Recycling Association
  • Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Practices
  • 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


SU Ranked Nationally for Health and Well Being!

Every year, AASCHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability, and SU was ranked #4 for Health and Well Being! Check out the school's feature in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) here.  

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