Sustainability news & updates

Ursula Valdez Wins 2020 Husky Green Award

April 29, 2020

Dr. Ursula Valdez was the recipient of a 2020 Husky Green Award for her work in incorporating conservation and sustainability into her classes and activities. She also encourages students and colleagues to reduce their personal ecological footprint in both their academic and personal lives. Congratulations Dr. Valdez! 

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Earth Week Goes Virtual Amid COVID-19 

April 16, 2020 

As with most activities during the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the event have had to adapt to the stay-in-place regulations. Rather than invite the UW Bothell community to gather with more than 30 partners on our physical campus, Earth Week is going virtual.

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Professor Dan Jaffe Named An EPA Clean Air Expert


Professor Dan Jaffe will be one of 12 experts to assist the federal agency’s Chartered Clean Air Advisory Committee, providing technical expertise in a review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter and ozone. 

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Bees Represent UW Bothell Sustainability 


Many students are scientifically introduced to bees by Amy Lambert, a lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, whose courses include Pollinator Diversity and Conservation. Started in 2012, the CCUWBee initiative, a collaboration of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell was created to study diversity and abundance of native bees on campus, and support their populations. 

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W again on Green Honor Roll! 

August 15, 2018
The University of Washington has again earned the highest possible score on The Princeton Review's Green Rating system, with the submission including information from UW Bothell, UW Tacoma and UW Seattle. We are one of three Pac-12 schools on the list. 

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Campus Farm from aboveExplore the UW Bothell Campus Farm

June 6, 2018
The Whole U takes a deep dive into the Campus Farm, the mission, function, and  involvement opportunities.

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Russo left, and Johnston with Husky Green AwardsThree Husky Green Awards for UW Bothell!

April 17, 2018
Three of the 2018 Husky Green Awards went to members of the University of Washington Bothell commuity, honoring their environmental leadership and dedication: Ruth Johnston, Amy Lambert, and Alexa Russo. 

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Alexa Russo holding up reusable bag created during Earth Week 2017Alexa Russo coordinates Earth Week at UW Bothell

April 16, 2018
Interim Sustainability Coordinator Alexa Russo describes her path to leading our UW Bothell Sustainability Office as an alumna, as well as Earth Week 2018. 

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What it means to be green

March 29, 2018
At UW Bothell, sustainability is a priority, and it is in this spirit that UW Bothell turns Earth Day into a week long celebration. Alexa Russo, the UW Bothell Interim Sustainability Coordinator tells you about what it means to go green for Earth Week on this campus. 

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solar panels on parking garageUW Bothell Wins Sustainability Award!

August 25, 2017
The University of Washington Bothell is receiving national attention for sustainability. The professional organization for educational facilities managers, APPA, has given UW Bothell is 2017 Sustainability Award in Facilities Management.

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Earth Week at UWB/CC

April 8th, 2016
Join us on April 18th-April 22nd for our Earth Week activities hosted by UW Bothell and Cascadia College! We will be hosting a variety of activities all around campus from film screenings to informational booths and campus tours. For the complete list of activities, please take a look at our Earth Week schedule here!

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This Year in Sustainability

May 28th, 2014
This year marks one of great progress for our campus and our community. Between the fourth solar energy installation coming to campus, to major advancements made by our Facilities department in waste management and landfill diversion,  read the 2014 end-of-year update from the Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability.

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New Solar Energy Installation Coming Summer 2014

May 20th, 2014
This summer will see the construction of the fourth solar-photovoltaic installation here at UW Bothell / Cascadia CC. The 99.84 kW project, to be installed on the majority of the LB2 building roof, is the result of a $553,000 WA State Dept. of Commerce Grant, the single largest award of the more than $14 million given away through this round of grant awards!

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Bike to Work Day 2014

May 2nd, 2014
This year, Bike to Work day is taking place on May 16th, and once again, UW Bothell Commuter Services will be hosting a commuter celebration station at the Chase House! Join in the fun from 6am-9am.

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Earth Day 2014, April 22nd

April 4th, 2014
Spring in upon us here at UW Bothell. The wetlands are alive with new growth, and budding flowers are beginning to bloom all across campus. As part of welcoming the sun and new season, we will be hosting a day of activities surrounding Earth Day, sponsored by our Student Sustainability Organization.

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New Electronic Recycling Initiative

February 10th, 2014
Students, faculty and staff may now recycle small electronics on campus, thanks to a new partnership between UW Bothell and Waste Management. Items that can be recycled include printer cartridges and small electronics including mp3 players, phones, cameras and laptops. Bins are located in UW1 and UW2.

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Sustainability Made Simpler

December 2nd, 2013
Between new recycling, compost, and waste stations on campus, to removing paper towels from campus bathrooms and replacing them with high-efficiency hand driers, UW Bothell Facilities Services makes every effort to incorporate sustainability into its everyday practices.

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Warren Gold Wins Ecology Award

March 19th, 2013
The 2013 Special Award from the Society for Ecological Restoration-Northwest chapter goes to the UW Restoration Ecology Network founded by UW Bothell’s Warren Gold. The network connects students with community partners to complete ecological restoration projects.

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UW Bothell Efforts Contribute to Sierra Club 'Cool Schools' Ranking

September 16th, 2012
From worm composting to saving water, the University of Washington Bothell’s sustainable practices helped the University of Washington rank fourth in Sierra magazine’s annual ranking of green colleges.

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Green Runs Deep on UW Bothell / Cascadia Campus

February 29th, 2012
"When we hear the phrase 'Go Green', we usually think of the little things such as planting a tree, composting or using ' green certified' products. But what if each of us had the power to embrace environmental friendliness on an even larger scale?"...Bothell Reporter

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