Mission, Vision & Commitment

Mission

The Sustainability Office at UW Bothell works to advance the campus sustainability vision.

We do this by:

  • Promoting sustainability on campus and throughout the community.
  • Connecting students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders to the resources needed to implement sustainability solutions
  • Engaging students and the campus community in sustainability activities taking place on campus and in our surrounding community.

The Sustainability Office acts as a central hub for campus sustainability initiatives and connects people to resources that drive sustainability solutions and projects, while engaging the community in programs and activities. 

Vision

UW Bothell will have a distinct reputation for sustainability, both regionally and nationally. This standing will be based on a combination of a unique campus-wide culture around sustainability along with significant, tangible accomplishments in environmental stewardship, research, curriculum, student life, and community partnerships. This reputation will generate excitement and create opportunities that will attract students, faculty, staff, external funding and community partners.

UW Bothell will have a reputation for a sustainable culture, practices, and accomplishments; this distinction and efforts will snowball into public and campus benefit. 

UW Bothell will be a keystone part of local, regional, and national networks of individuals and organizations seeking to share knowledge about best practices. We will contribute to these networks through discovery and collaboration, while addressing tough problems, and aiding in implementing solutions.

Commitment

The University of Washington has made a foundational commitment to sustainability through many channels, including the UW Climate Action Plan, UW Bothell's Sustainability Action Plan, and a founding signature on the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).