UW Bothell Alert

UW Bothell will be monitoring the winter weather throughout the night. If a late start is indicated, we will announce that decision by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28.


Environmental Sustainability

Earth Week at UW Bothell & Cascadia College

Join us on April 18th-April 22nd for our Earth Week activities hosted by UW Bothell and Cascadia College!  We will be hosting a variety of activities all around campus from film screenings to informational booths and campus tours.  For the complete list of activities, please take a look at our Earth Week schedule here!


Cassie Lubenow

New UWB Sustainability Coordinator
Starts on Monday, June 6, 2016 


Please help me welcome Cassie Lubenow as our Sustainability Coordinator. Cassie comes to UW-Bothell with several years of experience on a wide variety of sustainability projects in consulting, non-profit, private and local government sectors. Her experience ranges from consulting with small businesses on short-term initiatives to large-scale multi-year regional resource system transitions. She is happy to work on any project that allows her to fulfill her dream of saving the planet. She received her Masters degree at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Though originally from Chicago, she has fallen in love with the mountains and the western US. In her free time you can find her staying active in the outdoors through mountain biking, skiing, running and hiking.

Cassie is already requesting updates on what is happening on the sustainability front here on campus like  Earth Day activities and the UWB Garden request.

- Tony Guerrero,                                                                                                                 Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Campus Operations


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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.