University of Washington Receives A- Grade on the 2011 College Sustainability Report for the Fourth Consecutive Year


Date November 3, 2010
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BOTHELL, Wash. – For the fourth year in a row, the University of Washington received an A- grade on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card.

UW Bothell contributed to this outstanding score through the implementation of sustainable practices within the UW Bothell administration and building operations.

Specially, UW Bothell was praised for their composting receptacles around campus, three rain gardens and the act of car washing and oil changing at off-site locations that use recycled water.  

The positive appraisal was reflective of the work that UW Bothell’s Sustainability Task Force set out to do in the last year.

Of the evaluation, UW Bothell Chancellor, Kenyon Chan, says, “It is such an honor to be recognized for all of the hard work that our campus’ faculty, staff and students have put forth in regards to sustainability. It is truly a reflection of the University of Washington’s leadership in sustainability.”

To view the full report, visit the Sustainable Endowment Institutes website:

About UW Bothell’s Sustainability Task Force: The Sustainability Task Force was formed in August 2008 to define the shape and scope of UW Bothell’s sustainability initiatives. The group draws upon existing campus expertise and commitments as a foundation for becoming a national model for leadership, scholarship, teaching and stewardship in environmental sustainability.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell will debut a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It will also launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center.

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