The home of the Huskies is one of the few universities whose overall energy use has decreased (by 10 percent between 2000 and 2005) despite campus growth. All the university's energy comes from renewable sources (including hydropower), and 14 buildings are slated for construction or renovation in compliance with LEED standards.
Investments: Endowment funds support renewable energy and LEED-certified development projects.
Student activism: Environmental advocacy remains a fringe activity.
If you go Sign up for courses in the College of Forest Resources--many of them include field trips to the Pacific Northwest's awe-inspiring woodlands.