A poster from a previous Earth Week saying "Our promise to the Earth" and has commitments posted to the poster.

Celebrate the Earth

Celebrating Earth Week for the week that encompasses Earth Day is a long time tradition at UW Bothell! The coordination of Earth Week is overseen by the Sustainability Office but is truly an interdisciplinary celebration. Earth Week consists of many events held each day by various faculty, student clubs, and campus departments that promote sustainable living, foster environmental learning, and encourage caring for the environment. Because each event is held by individual groups, the events can change from year to year and each celebration looks a little different.

Earth Week 2017 was a huge success! Highlight events of the week included a campus forest restoration project hosted by the Grounds department, a Do-It-Yourself Fair hosted by the Recreation and Wellness Department, a restoration project partnership between the Achieving Community Transformation department and Friends of the North Creek Forest, and the first planting in the Campus Garden. Earth Week also featured a Sustainability Concert with solar-powered alternative rock band Trapdoor Social, coinciding with a Community Sustainability Celebration with 20+ sustainable organizations tabling. The Sustainability Office and the Campus Events Board, who co-hosted the event, won an award for Best Program of the Year for this event!

Check out the slide show of 2017’s highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iq6dHvEvFg&t=2s

To host an event or get involved with the 2018 celebration, contact Sustainability Coordinator Cassie Lubenow at clubenow@uw.edu