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Panel Two: Economics of Sustainability

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Don Stuart. Don Stuart helps groups use advocacy and political action to secure public policies that assure a healthy, sustainable environment while also enhancing economic prosperity for natural resource businesses.

Don Stuart

A few recent accomplishments: Don is a principal with Stuart Consulting. He is the former Pacific Northwest Regional Director for American Farmland Trust (AFT), a national nonprofit working to protect farmland and assure its environmentally sound management. Don completed several of the above projects working with AFT. Previously, he was Executive Director for the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD). In all of these positions, Don lobbied on natural resources issues working at both the state and federal levels. Don is also a Washington attorney, the builder and former skipper of a 47′ Alaska commercial salmon fishing vessel, and was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Understanding Salmon Allocation. Accountable, effective, efficient: Washington State's conservation districts. UW Sustainability Staff. UW Sustainability. UW Sustainability. Intercollegiate Athletics Green Team.

Team Location: Graves Bldg.

Intercollegiate Athletics Green Team

Team Departments: Intercollegiate Athletics Team Mission: To increase awareness of our efforts to divert waste and continually work toward increased waste diversion. Sustainability in the Curriculum Committee. The Sustainability in the Curriculum committee was charged by Provost Ana Mari Cauce to meet, analyze and report back regarding providing a more formalized and visible sustainability curriculum for undergraduate students at the UW.

Sustainability in the Curriculum Committee

Charge letter May 31 report to the Provost. Food at UW. UW Sustainability. Climate of Change is our premier video series showcasing the University of Washington's sustainability efforts in the areas of research, teaching, co-curricular programs, and campus operations.

UW Sustainability

This four-part series highlights the University's role in shaping how we teach students, develop research, and manage our resources for a sustainable society. Join us on this exciting journey through the eyes of UW students, faculty and staff. The Climate of Change video project was made possible through a university-wide collaboration of our students, faculty and staff at our Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses. You can also watch clips from this series on the UW Climate of Change YouTube playlist, or tune into the series on UWTV, Channel 27. See their programming guide for details.

Episode 1: The University and the World From groundbreaking research to innovative solutions created by students, discover how the UW has become a catalyst for environmental change, including: Sponsors. UW Climate Action Plan (CAP) The University of Washington is a founding signatory to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and is committed to developing an institutional action plan for becoming climate neutral.

UW Climate Action Plan (CAP)

In January 2009, under the auspices of the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, a Climate Action Planning Oversight Team formed to coordinate the drafting of a Climate Action Plan. Teams of faculty, students, administrative leaders and staff across all three campuses worked together to develop the UW plan, which was submitted to ACUPCC on September 12, 2009. The Plan describes preliminary strategies to be explored by the UW, including our intent to work toward becoming climate-neutral. The UW Climate Action Plan sets out broad strategies--i.e. a "Plan to Plan," that will guide us to that goal.

Send your feedback or questions about the UW Climate Action Plan to: sustainability@uw.edu. University of Washington's LEED Projects. University of Washington’s LEED Projects U.S.

University of Washington's LEED Projects

Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Completed LEED Projects on UW Properties - 29 SEATTLE CAMPUS - 18 Projects New Construction – 15 Projects Merrill Hall Center for Urban Horticulture (v2.0) - Silver Johnson Hall (v2.1) – Certified Savery Hall (v2.1) - Gold Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre (v2.1) – Gold Clark Hall (v2.1) – Gold Dempsey Hall (v2.2) – Gold PACCAR Hall (v2.2) – Gold Poplar Hall (v2.2) – Gold Molecular Engineering & Science (v2.2) – Gold Alder Hall (v2.2) – Gold Elm Hall (v2.2) – Gold Cedar Apartments (v2.2) - Silver Samuel E. Uw-energy-power-sources.pdf. UW Smart Grid Project. The goal of the UW Smart Grid Project is to gather information about the costs and benefits of a smart grid and its opportunities to help save energy, make the power system more reliable, and incorporate renewable energy.

UW Smart Grid Project

Besides reducing energy waste, the objective of the program is to determine what strategies are more effective in achieving long-term carbon reduction goals. The project will test how energy users in selected residence halls respond to having detailed information about their energy usage, its environmental impacts and costs.

This program is part of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project – a project across the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming to move the region closer to establishing a more efficient and effective electricity infrastructure that is expected to help contain costs, reduce carbon emissions, incorporate more wind power and other types of renewable energy, and increase power reliability. Building the Alliance for Resilient Campuses. Leadership in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Overview of the Alliance for Resilient Campuses In May of 2014, Second Nature publicly announced the creation of the Alliance for Resilient Campuses.

Building the Alliance for Resilient Campuses

In order to facilitate the emergence of sound adaptation and resilience practices in our institutions (and beyond), to foster community engagement in these issues, and to further develop education and research, Second Nature is leading a national cooperation among colleges and universities to guide solutions. The Founding Signatories and partnerships can be found below. The public release of the Alliance happened on May 5, 2014. Sustainable Business Consulting. IPCC - Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Accelerating progress toward a lower-carbon future. Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Implementation. Sustainable Investing. Sustainability Indices.

Washington Business Climate Declaration. Following the Oregon Climate Declaration, Ceres continued its partnership with Northwest Business for Climate Action to launch a Washington Business Climate Declaration.

Washington Business Climate Declaration

Over 100 companies in Washington, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, Saltchuk, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce have signed the Washington Business Climate Declaration, which includes a preamble calling for state and regional climate leadership. The Washington preamble reads: “There is a clear and present need for action on climate change to protect our region’s natural assets, its vibrant communities and its growing economy. We business leaders of the Pacific Northwest support the Climate Declaration because we support using energy efficiently, investing in cleaner fuels, advancing renewable energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Starting today, right here, the Pacific Northwest can lead the way.

Quotes from Business Leaders: "Here in Washington we have natural beauty all around. CSR & Sustainability Reports. CSR Reports feature and link to recently published, non-financial Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability reports.

CSR & Sustainability Reports

The CSR Reports page also lists any press releases associated with the publication of a given report. Reports are associated with an issuing CSRwire member. You can also search for reports via our search page. Lafarge Sustainability Report 2014 Issued by: Lafarge About This Report: Click Here Lafarge’s 2014 Sustainability Report covers Lafarge’s social, economic and environmental performance for 2014, including an update on progress towards the company’s Sustainability Ambitions 2020 program.: Click Here Novo Nordisk Annual Report 2014.