Insight: Autumn 2007

Autumn 2007

1001 Words: Baaaa-ck to School

Goats come to UW Bothell

In an effort to combat blackberry bushes and other stubborn weeds via environmentally-friendly measures, UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College welcomed over a hundred goats from two firms -- Rent-A-Ruminant and Healing Hooves -- to campus this summer.

"This is a great way for us to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of equipment we use in these areas," said Tony Guerrero, Director of Facility Services.

The shared campus has been herbicide-free since July 2006, one of several policies enacted to reduce pollutants to the North Creek. The campus is investigating the possibility of housing a few goats full-time in the future.
This is a great way for us to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of equipment we use in these areas. Tony Guerrero Director of Facility Services