Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (CACES)
The University of Washington Bothell Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (CACES) is an advisory body established to coordinate and guide progress in fulfilling the commitment to environmental sustainability identified as a priority through the UW Bothell’s strategic planning processes. The committee will advise the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors and will report annually to the campus.
The CACES will work to promote and facilitate the cooperative efforts of our community members, including faculty, students and staff, to educate, develop values, share knowledge, recommend policies, and implement practices that are sustainable.
Tony Guerrero, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services (Co-chair)
Warren Gold, Associate Professor, IAS (Co-chair)
Carolyn Brennan, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Research Support
Joe Cao, UWB Undergraduate Student
Melissa Chavez, UWB Undergraduate Student
Martha Groom, Professor, IAS
Aaron Huston, President, UWB Sustainability Organization
Mathew Lam, Vice President, ASUWB
Tyson Kemper, Gardener Lead, Facilities Services
Mark Murray, Assistant Director, EH&S, Offsite Facilities, UW Seattle
Andrea Ramirez, Assistant Director of Student Activities
John Shaheen, Director, Auxiliary Services
Joe Shelley, Assistant Director, IT Services
Kelly Snyder, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Government and Community Relations
Rob Turner, Assistant Professor, IAS
UW Bothell Celebrates Earth Day
What does one 1996 Chevy pickup truck running on lithium ion battery power, three goats, and a paddock of electric bicycles all have in common? They could all be found at the 2013 Earth Day celebration hosted by the UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College Sustainability Organization.
The student-led Sustainability Organization promotes sustainable practices and environmental education. Dozens of environmental organizations and businesses were represented. “It is very exciting to have all our sponsors on our campus. It is a great way to promote our beautiful facilities and get students outside,” said Aaron Huston, President of the Sustainability Organization.
Adrienne Anderson, Owner and Wrangler of Amazin’ Grazers, brought three blackberry and ivy clearing goats for students to enjoy. Larry Ryan, a retired Hewlett Packard engineer, showcased his year-long project of converting a vehicle to electric using off-the-shelf parts. He told students to always think about how “energy is converted in everything they do.”
Students participated in a number of activities, including:
-Planting a new flower “W” by reusing plastic water bottles,
-Decorating pots and planted them with vegetables and herbs,
-Taking a hard hat tour of the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory,
-Networked and learned with Waste Management, Friends of North Creek Forest, Cascadia Environmental Center, and;
- Test drove electric bicycles from Ohm and car gazed with Tesla and Toyota.
Green Runs Deep on UW Bothell/Cascadia Campus
"When we hear the phrase 'Go Green,'we usually think of the little things such as planting a tree, composting or using “green certified” products. But what if each of us had the power to embrace environmental friendliness on an even larger scale?"...
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