About Us

Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office is part of Facilities Services and located in the Physical Plant at:

11125 NE 180th
Bothell, WA 98011

While the Sustainability Office is housed within Facilities Services, the department serves the entire campus community and works closely with departments across the university.

Contact

General Inquiries: uwbsust@uw.edu

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Alexa Russo
Sustainability Coordinator 
Email: arusso45@uw.edu

Phone Number: (425) 352-3661

Alexa Russo isn’t your traditional environmentalist, she did not grow up hiking in the forest with her parents, she did not grow up experiencing the earth through any lens other than getting from one place to another; she would play outside as a child, but was never one to dig in the dirt, or plant a garden. It was her time at Cascadia College that instilled in her an unexplainably deep connection to the world around us, and a desire to conserve and celebrate the magnificent things that the earth has to offer. Tromping through the wetland in the pouring rain, and seeing the impacts that development and climate change was having on the area that she was raised in created this sense of compassion within Russo, producing a drive to do something about it; to become a steward of the earth. Her time at UW Bothell has only magnified these feelings, and advanced her passion further.

Alexa Russo has been with the University of Washington Bothell since 2016, working as Student Sustainability Assistant within the Sustainability Office. She graduated from UW Bothell in 2017, with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, concentrated in Sustainability & Society. In her position as Sustainability Student Assistant, Russo engaged students through the creation and execution of engagement events, oversaw communications, presented at classes and events, as well as produced and supervised student projects. She handled data management for the university, tracking energy and water metrics, generating reports and determining consumption trends.

Russo transitioned into her current position as Sustainability Coordinator, taking on the additional duties of coordinating committees, compiling the University 5-year Sustainability Action Plan, managing the sustainability website, and maintaining university certifications. In 2018, Russo was presented with a Husky Green Award, recognizing members of the University of Washington community for their dedication, innovation, and leadership in sustainability. Russo is invested in sharing her passion for the earth with others, inspiring collective action and stewardship.  


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