Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Shahrzad Tehrani
Submission Date Jan. 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Washington, Bothell
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

Name and a brief description of the active student groups focused on sustainability:
The UW Bothell Sustainable Student Action Club engages in activities related to sustainability, activism, solidarity efforts, artful activism, working to build community on-campus and beyond.

Does the institution have a garden, farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery program, or an urban agriculture project where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:
The UW Bothell/Cascadia College Campus Farm was established in 2014, with the mission of providing an outdoor learning space designed to engage our campus community in experiential learning and best practices surrounding sustainable land use and food production and to address issues surrounding food insecurity. It consists of nine raised beds, a rabbit-proof Food Pantry plot, fruit orchard, herb garden, two cold frames, composting bins, and a vermicomposting bin. The Campus Farm provides outreach opportunities through tours and workshops and supports varied interdisciplinary student projects, faculty research, as well as volunteer opportunities through the Community-Based Learning and Research Office and the Cascadia and UW Bothell Offices of Sustainability. An equally important outcome of the Farm is the production of healthy, local, organic food which can be used to support our students with the greatest need through our pantry programs. There are also spaces that encourage foraging by the greater community as well.

Does the institution have a student-run enterprise that includes sustainability as part of its mission statement or stated purpose?:

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

Does the institution have a sustainable investment fund, green revolving fund, or sustainable microfinance initiative through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:

Has the institution hosted a conference, speaker series, symposium, or similar event focused on sustainability during the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability:
The Climate Dialog is an annual campus speaker event focused on climate change and sustainability topics. We have hosted topics on Sustainable Food Systems, Climate Justice, Equity and Homelessness and Individual Impact.

Has the institution hosted a cultural arts event, installation, or performance focused on sustainability with the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations, or performances focused on sustainability:
In Earth Week 2019 and 2020, we asked students to create and submit artwork for one public installation and another virtual website hosting. These art pieces were focused around sustainability, diversity, and climate change.

Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that follow Leave No Trace principles?:

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:
Outdoor Wellness provides programming designed to push boundaries, increase knowledge and develop skills, teach responsible participation in outdoor activities and develop deeper relationships within the UW Bothell and Cascadia College community.

Has the institution had a sustainability-focused theme chosen for a themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Does the institution have a program through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
The Common Caws for Sustainability Podcast mini-series, Sustainable Living guides listeners toward sustainable options in their lives. The Sustainability Office has also hosted several Earth Week workshops such as a Zero Waste Living Workshop and workshops to make sustainable options for students to take with them after the event.

Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:
This position supports communications, events and marketing for the Sustainability Office. The Student Sustainability Assistant keeps up with regular sustainability communications to the campus community, including social media and our monthly newsletter. They also learn about and assist with the process of running a successful event, and help with getting the word out. This position is very flowing, with a great deal of flexibility and fluctuation in tasks. Responsibilities Design • Develop and provide original graphic design work, from conceptual to layout to final work. • Create marketing materials for web, social media, and email outreach (including newsletter) Presentations • Give presentations to incoming students about CBLR • Observe/participate/help out with presentations Marketing/Outreach • Update Sustainability Office Facebook/Instagram Pages • Disseminate flyers via email and posting around campus • Table at outreach fairs – familiarize attendees with Sustainability Office and sustainability on-campus Events • Promotion of events through creating flyers, communications, etc. • Planning – work with Sustainability Coordinators and other partners to integrate ideas into a formed plan, as well as assisting in coordination of tasks Data collection/organization • Prepare documents, spreadsheets, display and marketing materials in various formats Sustainability Office Team • Correspond with administration, faculty and staff regarding Sustainability Office programs and services • Attend staff and planning meetings, as needed • Preparing meeting notes, distribution and follow-up on meeting tasks

Does the institution have a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:

A brief description of the graduation pledge(s):

A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that do not fall into one of the above categories:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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