Past Events and Opportunities
Last month’s AASHE conference in Portland really got me thinking about our current systems and how many American’s ideologies and habits make mobilizing a strong sustainability movement very tough. Being surrounded by people who are educated and well aware of the environmental realities our planet is facing, I found myself thinking about these problems and why …more about Business Majors Enlightened by Sustainability Conference
Fall can be a dull and depressing time of the year for folks in the Northwest. The unrelenting rains and dreary days would drive me into a life of perpetual pajamas and serious Stargate binges (underrated) until the snowflakes started falling. But I come before you today with good news. When the world grows dark …more about The Art of Mushroom Hunting
The holidays are here! It’s easy to get caught up in holiday “busy-ness.” Traveling, cooking, shopping, hosting, cleaning… it all adds up! And not just at home. The EPA estimates that “1 million extra tons of trash each year,” result from the winter holiday season. Sustainability polled members of the Captains of Sustainability to know …more about Simple, Sustainable Holidays: BC Employees Share Ideas
Beginning November 13, BC students will be meeting in room A208 to read and discuss Naomi Klein’s latest book This Changes Everything. In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system …more about This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein- Student Discussions
Bellevue College sent a delegation of 9 students to the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Portland, Oregon. The AASHE Conference provides faculty, staff, and students with an opportunity to explore the latest opportunities in sustainable operations and strategies for solving wicked problems. Students took advantage …more about AASHE Conference: New Opportunities for Bellevue College
What does it mean for food to be sustainable? Sustainable foods encompass many different topics including Organic Local Food systems Fair-Trade Personal Health Agriculture Ecologically and ethically responsible Humane treatment of animals Eliminating harmful chemicals & pesticides How is Bellevue College getting involved with sustainable foods? Bellevue College’s Sustainable Foods …more about Join the Sustainable Foods Group at BC!
Fall quarter is quickly approaching and it’s going to be busy at Bellevue College! Rid yourself of stressful mornings stuck in traffic and pad your pocket with extra cash by using BC RideMatch to link up with other students and staff to form carpools and vanpools! With over $3500 in cash incentives this quarter alone, …more about Carpooling Cash Incentives!
Hopelink Mobility Management Team needs YOU! Make new friends, get involved on campus and make connections by volunteering with Hopelink. Help people save money, time, and the environment by answering questions and informing students and staff of Bellevue College about alternate transportation methods to campus. When: 2+ hour shifts between 8am-3pm on September 22nd – September …more about Volunteer Opportunities with Hopelink Mobility Management!
Happy summer! And with summer arrives…the BC RideMatch summertime promotion! Brought to you by your local transit agency, King County Metro, WSDOT and the Washington State Ridesharing Organization, this five-week campaign runs from Sunday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 20. Those who register or update their accounts and log at least 10 completed, eligible commute trips on …more about Win Big! Log 10 Trips with BC RideMatch
Bellevue College participated in May’s Bike to Work Month. Through the month, the Office of Sustainability conducted outreach to students, staff, and faculty cyclists. Several social events connected cyclists, and other events tried to improve cycling on-campus. An important event took place on May 13th, when Cascade Bicycle Club joined Sustainability at BC for a …more about Bellevue College Bike-ability