Climate

Consider Sustainability this Winter

Date posted: November 3, 2014
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As Fall midterms finish up, many students are getting closer to their registration for classes this winter. Many friends and fellow classmates of mine are still trying to find out what they want to pursue, others thought they knew but found themselves digging deeper into majors and programs they aren’t passionate about. The tough economy …more about Consider Sustainability this Winter


Is English Ivy Bad?

Date posted: April 8, 2014
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According to some, English Ivy is a problem and Bellevue College has it growing on campus. Do we really have a problem or not with English Ivy?


Commission Questions PSE Coal Plan

Date posted: February 14, 2014
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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.


Climate Action Plan Progress Report

Date posted: January 21, 2014
2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award

Bellevue College has made substantial progress on our 2010 Climate Action Plan and sustainability more broadly through Energy, Transportation, Waste and Education.


Another Drop in GHG Emissions

Date posted: January 17, 2014
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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.


College Presidents Voice Concern on PSE Plan’s GHG Impacts

Date posted: August 28, 2013

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 …more about College Presidents Voice Concern on PSE Plan’s GHG Impacts


Bellevue College wins prestigious Climate Leadership Award

Date posted: June 5, 2013

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 …more about Bellevue College wins prestigious Climate Leadership Award


Earth Week Wrap-Up!

Date posted: April 30, 2013
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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 …more about Earth Week Wrap-Up!


BC National Climate Leadership Award Finalist

Date posted: March 26, 2013
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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 …more about BC National Climate Leadership Award Finalist