Campus Operations

UW Bothell wetland engrossed in fog

The UW Bothell Sustainability Office, housed in Facilities Services, promotes sustainable campus operations by identifying opportunities for improvement, facilitating operational changes for resource conversation, tracking sustainability performance, and educating stakeholders about sustainable alternatives.

It is no secret that the day to day functioning of our campus has a huge impact on our environment. Every day, students, faculty and staff on campus use electricity, generate trash, burn fuel, and consume resources. The Facilities Services team and other partners within the campus community work to reduce the environmental impacts of our daily operations wherever possible. The primary impact areas for campus operations include waste, water, energy, transportation, food systems and grounds.

Explore the ways we work to reduce our impacts and create positive impacts in each of these areas below.




Solar arrays on parking garage


Cabbage in Food Forest


Wetland cattails


Discovery Hall Rain Garden                            


Electric Vehicle Charging Station


UW Bothell Greenhouse used by Grounds Team