Past Events and Opportunities

Fall 2015 Social Justice Events

Date posted: September 25, 2015
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There are great events and programs scheduled this Fall Quarter at Bellevue College. Bellevue College is an open access institution, and practices a mission to provide education to all students who seek it. Inviting and retaining students requires that Bellevue College address the emerging challenges that limit the futures of the student population. Departments and …more about Fall 2015 Social Justice Events


Volunteer Opportunity: Wetlab at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Date posted: September 24, 2015
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WetLab Volunteer Pacific Science Center is committed to driving science education forward in Washington State, and inspiring today’s youth to further their education and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. We offer a wide variety of programs, including standards-based formal and informal science education programs and an award-winning environmental education center. Located on …more about Volunteer Opportunity: Wetlab at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center


Bellevue College Bikes: Coming Fall 2015

Date posted: August 31, 2015
Bike Works logo has an illustration of a boy with a side-ways cap in the center of a bike wheel. The logo features the name Bike Works and the URL www.bikeworks.org. The tagline is "Building Sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling."

Sign up for Bike Maintenance Classes: Bellevue College’s Sustainability site. Attendance is limited. Throughout the 2015-2016 school-year, Sustainability at Bellevue College builds its biking community with educational programs and new facilities. Cycling programs and infrastructure are necessary tools for a commuter campus. Everyday Bellevue College sees over 3,000 students and staff pass through its roads and parking …more about Bellevue College Bikes: Coming Fall 2015


May 2015 Sustainability Indicators

Date posted: August 31, 2015
Photo of green plant coming out of the ground with money blossoming and a blue sky behind it

The Sustainability indicators for May 2015 are as follows:  


I-405 Express Toll Lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood

Date posted: August 20, 2015
The new Flex Pass transponder, for use on the new I-405 Express Toll Lanes this fall, lets drivers switch between the red HOV position, for toll-free travel with three or more persons at peak times; and the green TOLL position, for one- or two-person vehicles to pay to enter the new lanes

This Fall, many students commutes will be affected by changes in WSDOT new I-405 express toll lanes program. How do express toll lanes work? Electronic signs post the toll rate based on destination and automatically adjust depending on traffic congestion. You pay the rate you see upon entering the express toll lanes. As more vehicles …more about I-405 Express Toll Lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood


April 2015 Sustainability Indicators

Date posted: July 31, 2015
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The Sustainability indicators for April 2015 are as follows:   * GGE = Gallons of Gas Equivalent


Commuter Costs: True Costs for Students

Date posted: July 28, 2015
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Commuter Costs – The True Costs of Traveling to Bellevue College Transportation costs students money and time, two objects students cannot afford. Bellevue College invites over 13,500 students to campus every quarter. Since the College is a “commuter campus,” the College lacks housing and students must enter and exit the College every day. The transit …more about Commuter Costs: True Costs for Students


Ideas To Reduce Your Environmental Impact This Fourth of July!

Date posted: June 30, 2015
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4th of July is near! The Office of Sustainability would like to remind our students and staff about the environmental impacts of 4th of July festivities. This year fireworks are expected to exceed $675 million in total sales.   Fireworks release dangerous toxins into soil and water; scientists are only beginning to find out the …more about Ideas To Reduce Your Environmental Impact This Fourth of July!


Interior Design & Sustainability

Date posted: June 30, 2015
Tammie, Tiffany, John, Dena, and Hannah

These Interior Design students have been busy! Tammie, Tiffany, Dena, and Hannah have been working towards their LEED Green Associate certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a green building program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Under the guidance of John Passmore, the students worked with the Office …more about Interior Design & Sustainability


Want Light Rail to Campus? Tell Sound Transit!

Date posted: June 26, 2015
This is a picture that says Where do you want to go next? There are three people in the picture: a white man, a black woman, and young girl. The man is holding a sign that says take the survey through July 8

Traffic to campus is bad. Students spend countless hours on the freeways. Balancing work, life, and family becomes increasingly difficult. But for our growing cities, there’s no end in sight. By 2040, Bellevue is projected to grow 33%. This is a problem, and students need answers. Tired of traffic? Want to see more transit on the …more about Want Light Rail to Campus? Tell Sound Transit!