Industry Quotes 

“We need sustainability experts in all levels of industry and government; it is not an easy field. You must be good at a lot of things: writing, persuasion, engineering, analytics, creativity, human behavior, information technology, biology, chemistry, and ethics. But it is precisely this integration that makes students with such a degree so valuable, and what will make sustainability truly possible.”

Emma Johnson
Resource Conservation Manager
City of Bellevue


"In the Lake Washington School District we teach environmental engineering and sustainable design to more than 100 students each year and have a dual credit agreement with Cascadia. We are very excited that our students will now be able to pursue a four-year degree in fields related to energy, engineering, and sustainability. My students constantly remind me that opportunities in these fields provide a their generation good livelihoods as well as a strong sense of purpose."

Mike Town
Tesla STEM High School Environmental Science
Lake Washington School District


"We have forged a strong partnership with Cascadia's Sustainable Practices program over the years and this new degree will further the opportunities for our students to make deeper and more meaningful connections to their college and career plans while preparing them for high demand jobs that have a positive impact on our society."

Damen Schuneman
Director of Career & College Readiness
Northshore School District


"King County seeks to hire well-rounded, environmentally-conscious employees who are also innovative, creative and comfortable navigating complex and diverse working environments. We see this program as a stepping stone to a rich, rewarding career in sustainable practices, whether the student is just starting out or looking to advance beyond their current job."

Greg Bush
Manager of Best Practices
King County Wastewater Treatment Division


"A program that actively engages the student in the learning process while engaging industry and community to identify future trends, as the Bachelors of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices does, increases any students success. I believe the Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices represents a program uniquely suited to tap into the knowledge and leadership of veterans in support of sustainability."

Jason Alves
Program Manager for Veterans Conservation Corps
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs


“21 Acres has enjoyed a relationship for many years with Cascadia faculty, staff and students, supporting environmental learning and teaching of sustainable systems. As an organization that promotes local food and sustainable living, we believe that individuals who graduate with this new degree will have developed a knowledge base and skills that are critical to making positive changes for our community and our planet.”

Brenda Vanderloop
21 Acres


"McKinstry Co. sees the new Bachelor's program at Cascadia College as a timely response to industry needs. The new BASSP degree was developed in response to industry needs and helps develop skills that are in high demand in our industry."

Mark Nieman, P.E., CEM
Energy Engineering Manager


American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (national non-profit research organization)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (international non-profit)

Center for Clean Air Policy (national non-profit think tank)

Climate Voices (science speakers network)

Department of Energy (federal department)

Department of Ecology (state department)

Environmental Protection Agency (federal agency)

National Center for Science Education (national non-profit organization for educators and students)

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