On Thursday Feb. 6th, the Utilities and Transportation Commission requested that Puget Sound Energy reconsider keeping the Coalstrip Coal-fired power plant online, following comments by Bellevue College, the Sierra Club, and thousands of area residents.
Bellevue College has made substantial progress on our 2010 Climate Action Plan and sustainability more broadly through Energy, Transportation, Waste and Education.
Each year, Bellevue College’s Office of Sustainability provides Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reports to the campus community. For the fiscal year 2012-2013, Bellevue College’s net emissions were an important step towards achieving climate neutrality.
This August, Bellevue College’s President David Rule along other higher education institutions voiced their concerns about consuming electricity produced from Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Colstrip Generating Facility in Eastern Montana. Coal-power creates a substantial carbon footprint for Bellevue College. While the college has invested in efficiency upgrades with the help of PSE conservation grants and our own small […]
Bellevue College wins prestigious Climate Leadership Award Award recognizes campus’s innovation, education and leadership in sustainability Bellevue College is one of just 10 colleges or universities nationwide selected to receive a prestigious Climate Leadership Award in recognition of its efforts to improve campus sustainability. The awards are presented annually to signatory institutions of the American […]
Earth Week 2013 was a huge success! Here is a brief wrap-up on some of Earth Week’s highlights. Remember! Treat every day as Earth Day! Climate Pledge- In the weeks prior to Earth Week we began to ask faculty to make a Climate Pledge. The pledge entailed integrating climate change into classroom curriculum during Earth Week […]
Bellevue College earns national recognition among sustainability leaders in higher education One of just 20 colleges or universities in running for Climate Leadership Award Bellevue College’s achievements in improving campus sustainability have earned it a spot in an elite group of just 20 colleges or universities nationwide that have been named finalists for the 2013 […]