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Seattle U EcoChallenge

Seattle_University_Law_School_in_Seattle_Washington_20310Seattle University’s annual EcoChallenge is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to raise their awareness and adopt new habits to sustain a healthy and just planet.

Water

Water bottle 224 pixelsOur students led the campaign to make Seattle U the first Washington school to remove single-use bottled water everywhere on campus.

Urban farming

Broadway Community GardenStudents, staff and faculty can grow vegetables and herbs in their own 4 x 8 foot raised bed. Raised bed users are responsible for planting, maintenance and harvest during the growing season. Hand tools, watering cans and hoses are available at each site. Gardeners can receive free vegetable starts at the Grounds Department’s April Earth Day celebration.

Transportation

Segway 224 pixelsWe provide employees and students with generous financial incentives to bike, bus, car/vanpool and walk to campus. Incentives include a subsidized transit pass, car sharing, discounted carpool parking, free vanpool parking, locker room and showers for bikers, an evening shuttle for walkers and more.

Recycling

Recycling bin 224 pixels60% of campus waste is reused, recycled, or composted.

Landscape

rain garden library 224 pixelsOur organically maintained landscape is also a backyard wildlife sanctuary. Green roofs and rain gardens manage rain water naturally.