Environmental Sustainability

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Purple, Gold & Green

Environmental Sustainability has long since been a key factor driving the evolution of the University of Washington - Bothell. From our wetlands, to the three on-campus photovoltaic solar installations, to the variety of courses offered focused on environmental sustainability, here at University of Washington - Bothell, we are committed to keeping our campus green.

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (CACES) is the advisory body for all environmental sustainability activities on campus. More info can be found here.


Click on the tiles below to learn more about the different aspects of environmental sustainability at UW Bothell:


Note: This website is currently undergoing a major renovation. Different sections will be updated at different times, and we apologize if there is any temporary downtime or minor issues as this process continues. Feel free to contact Ben Silver, Sustainability Coordinator, with any questions or concerns.


Institutional Membership & Recognition

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President's Climate Commitment

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

US Green Building CouncilSalmon Safe Certification

 

 

 

 

Quick Facts

  • UW Bothell has been herbicide-free since 2006
  • All campus lighting is high-efficient, 277 volt, with electronic ballasts.
  • Our campus uses only green cleaning products.
  • We have 58 acres of restored wetlands requiring 5,300 hours of labor to maintain.
  • We use Red Wrigglers worms to compost our garbage.
  • A computerized irrigation system saves water.
  • All HVAC and external lighting is controlled by automated systems.