NEW UW housing for Aut 2012 – Sustainability community

The College of the Environment is partnering with Housing and Food Services to offer a new residential community for students interested in sustainability and the environment located in the brand new LEED-certified residence hall, Poplar Hall. The Sustainable Living Community will offer residents the opportunity to explore environmental impacts and live and learn with other students interested in sustainability, as well as the social events, friendships, academic support and opportunities to become involved found in all UW residential communities.

The College of the Environment staff are Campus Partners for this new community and will provide insight and access to programs and opportunities such as tours of campus and area sustainability resources, informal gatherings with faculty renowned for their environmental research, and information on how to “clean green.” Students will enjoy the opportunity to participate in the One Thing Challenge and to create a Sustainability Pledge to their own unique commitment to sustainable living.

Poplar Hall is conveniently situated in the vibrant West Campus community close to classes and The Ave. With the largest residence hall rooms on campus, Poplar Hall will feature spacious bedrooms with bathrooms, energy- and water-efficient design with a thermostat in each room, Wi-Fi and Ethernet ports, and an allergy-free community kitchen facility.

Current residents living in the University residence halls system, including Stevens Court, have priority and should complete the ‘Returning Resident  2011 – 12 Application” between April 5 – 11. Students in all majors are welcome and can indicate their interest by selecting the Sustainable Living Community in the Theme Community Preference portion of the housing application and will complete a personal Sustainability Pledge to be eligible.

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