Kenmore Campus Earns Recycling Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling logo

From the classroom to the workplace, the University puts the environment first to make way for a more sustainable future. For the sixth time, Bastyr University has been named a “Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling” by King County, Washington.

The repeat honor illustrates Bastyr’s longtime commitment to being a community leader in green living. Even as the Kenmore campus has grown, trash levels have remained consistent and the University keeps up to 51 tons of materials out of landfills annually. The University offers designated recycling areas for mixed paper goods, compost, batteries, bulbs, electronics, Styrofoam and metal. The school also has replaced over 200 incandescent lamps with LEDs, and plans to switch over entirely in the next year.

Natural and green living is at the heart of Bastyr University, not only through its strong recycling and waste control program, but also by providing eco-friendly transportation options (including bike rentals, shuttle buses, electric car-charging stations), LEED Platinum-certified student housing, a whole-food nutrition kitchen and organic gardens.



Portraits of the mission

Bastyr University Continues Tradition with Annual Founders’ Awards Dinner

Bastyr University will continue the tradition of honoring alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional and personal achievement as well as loyal service to the University and the field of natural health science with its 2016 Founders’ Awards Fundraising Dinner.
Blood sugar testing kit

Expanded Services for Diabetes & Cardiovascular Wellness

Dr. Brendan Smith, ND, discusses the more holistic approach to diabetes and cardiovascular care that the Bastyr Clinic for Natural Health offers patients.

Tracy W. Gaudet, MD speaking at Bastyr graduation ceremony

VA Leader Focusing on Patient-Centered Care

Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, the principal speaker at Bastyr University’s 35th Annual Commencement Exercises, discusses her vision for the future of health care as executive director of the Veterans Affairs Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

Students Rally for Medicare Inclusion in Washington, DC

Nearly 150 naturopathic medicine supporters from around the country spoke with Congress about Medicare inclusion at the annual DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) in May.

In the Media

Natural Benefits of Eucalyptus

September 8Natural Benefits of Eucalyptus:

Jenn Dazey, ND discusses the natural benefits of eucalyptus on page 24 of the April 2020 edition of Prevention Magazine.

Pacific County Program Manager

March 5Health Department Expands Services, brings new People Aboard:

Stephanie Michael, a registered dietician nutritionist, was hired as the county’s Health Services Program manager, and is on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in Pacific County

February 27Seattle Based Organization Expands Awareness About Naturopathic Medicine: Welcomes Dr. Joe Pizzorno To Board Of Directors:

The Institute of Natural Medicine announces that Dr. Joe Pizzorno has joined their Board of Directors