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sunflare seen through trees with people walking by
October 24, 2022 • Misty Shock Rule

After a blistering summer, fall temperatures have continued to break records. The Seattle area has seen the most ever October days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit and, with temperatures hitting 88 degrees on Oct. 16, the latest day ever in the year to go above 80 degrees. 

signs saying 'tree work ahead' and 'tree removal notice'
October 10, 2022 • Misty Shock Rule

With record-breaking heat waves and more 90-degree-plus days each summer, increasing temperatures are killing many of our region’s trees. Birch trees, prized for their silvery bark, are becoming more vulnerable to a destructive pest, altering our region’s streets, green spaces and landscapes — including the UW campus.

boilers one and two from inside uw steam power plant
April 13, 2022 • Daimon Eklund
Closeup of cherry blossoms
April 01, 2022 • UW Facilities
UW Recycling logo
May 04, 2021 • UW Facilities

Editor’s note: UW Facilities counts on a number of student interns year round to contribute to our departmental success. This spring, Julie Ira interned with UW Recycling, and shares her experiences in this guest article. For more information about UW internships and positions, click here.  

Poison dart frog at Woodland Park Zoo
April 12, 2021 • Nancy Gardner
Closeup of leaves from Elm Hall's elm.
July 30, 2020 • Nancy Gardner

Elm Hall, an L-shaped dormitory, was constructed in 2012 and designed around a majestic American elm tree on the University of Washington’s west campus.  The 65-foot tree, nestled in the crook of the dorm, was the area's crowning glory.

Brand new Chevy Bolt with UW "W"
January 02, 2020 • Alice Ven

60,304 miles. That’s how far UW Laboratory Medicine’s couriers have traveled in their new all-electric vehicles since receiving them from Fleet Services in June.

Electric UCAR charging
September 17, 2019 • Nancy Gardner

Faculty, staff and students interested in renting UCARs for short-term transportation needs while on official university business will find it even easier to go green now that UW Fleet Services has added more electric vehicles to its cadre of cars, minivans, SUVs and trucks.

Moving out assistance on Greek Row
July 15, 2019 • Nancy Gardner

The UW has once again shown its commitment to sustainability through two annual events hosted in June by UW Recycling: SCRAM (Student Cleanup, Recycle and Moveout) and Husky Neighborhood Cleanup (HNC). Both events support the local community by diverting waste and supporting local nonprofits: the former collects on-campus residence hall and apartment donations, while HNC caters to students living on Greek Row.