Whether you are a student, staff or faculty member, there are endless possibilities for ways for you to get involved in sustainability on campus. Our goal is to inspire you to make sustainable shifts in your practices to create positive change in the world. Individual action makes a difference for the collective whole. There are many ways to participate in sustainable action on campus including:
Sustainability for all
Sustainability is not inherently an environmental subject, and we like to help you connect sustainability to your life and interests. Sustainability connects to a wide array of interdisciplinary subjects, from economics to teaching and wellness, there is something for everyone to engage with.
If you are interested in research, internships, or project opportunities or if you would like to learn more about our work, contact the Sustainability Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potential Involvement Benefits:
- Boost your resume
- Connect with the local community
- Earn credit through internships and CBLR
- Initiate/join sustainability projects
- Work with experts
- Build up citable volunteer work
We have many opportunities to volunteer on campus. Please email us at email@example.com to learn more and to schedule a time when you are able to volunteer with us.
The campus farm is always looking for volunteers passionate about farming on campus and local food.
By participating on the farm, you can get invaluable experience in helping to manage and develop a sustainable edible food space, and play a huge role in figuring out the full cycle of food growth from seed to stomach! You can also get involved with the farm by attending regular work parties or hosting your own event in the space.
North Creek Wetland
Interested in getting hands-on experience in wetland restoration? Want a break from sitting indoors? Volunteer for a shift in the wetland!
The wetland is open two days a week for reservable volunteer slots for any interested students, staff, and faculty. Each volunteer session will last about 3 hours. Volunteer sessions will involve hands-on weeding and pruning of invasive species and other general wetland maintenance. This work is incredibly valuable for the health of our wetland ecosystem and allows the wetland staff to continue avoiding the use of pesticides in its management.
Interested in taking a tour of the wetland or bring your classroom outside? Fill out our Wetland Use Form.
Common Caws for Sustainability Podcast
The Sustainability Offices at UW Bothell and Cascadia College have released a campus sustainability podcast! Of course, sustainability has been a core concept and value of the University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College campus, and this podcast showcases our sustainability efforts and solutions for our planet and society.
Not only does our sustainability staff share their experience and best practices, but expert guests will also be brought in from both on- and off-campus for interviews and to share their stories. Student-hosted miniseries seek to answer big topics in sustainability today.
If you are interested in contributing to the Common Caws for Sustainability Podcast, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find all episodes and descriptions on our Podcast Dashboard!
Research with the CCUWBee Native Bee Research Initiative
Currently on pause as of Winter 2023
The CCUWBee Native Bee Research Initiative was created with focus on supporting pollinator populations across campus. In the past, we have surveyed the pollinators on campus weekly from early spring to late fall, gathering diversity and abundance data for the bees on campus. From mason bees, to wool carder, bumble bees to honey bees, we studied them all. Photos of native bees on campus are being compiled to create a library archive which will host our photos and findings for others to use in their own research.
All UW Bothell and Cascadia students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the monitoring efforts. We welcome volunteers, as well as independent study students (upon approval). The goal of this project is to better understand how the shared Cascadia/UW Bothell campus can support our native pollinator species. The project is currently on pause due to a staffing shortage, but we would be happy to revive the project if there is sufficient interest.
Interested in the data or beeing involved? Contact us at email@example.com with more information on how you can participate in native bee research. Visit the CCUWBee website.
UW Bothell and Cascadia College continue to be a certified Bee Campus and we are committed to advocating for pollinator health campuswide. We hold quarterly meetings with the sustainability offices and the grounds team to do so. Students are invited to attend! Contact us about the next meeting date!
What is a Certified Bee Campus?
- Bee Campus USA involves commitments to increase the abundance of native plants, provide nest sites for pollinators, and reduce the use of pesticides on campus.
- Read our native plant list