On September 10th, the Office of Sustainability visited Cascadia Community College’s Center for Global Learning and Arts. This building is a cutting-edge, LEED Platinum building, and it signals a high level of commitment to sustainability. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is awarded at four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. BC’s Office of Sustainability …more about Community College Leadership – Building Green, Dreaming Big!
Over the course of Spring Quarter the Faculty Sustainability Representatives identified Bellevue College courses with sustainability learning outcomes with fruitful results. In total, they identified 69 courses from 19 programs with sustainability focused or related learning outcomes that mapped to sustainability learning outcomes (PDF), as defined by the sustainability curriculum committee, a subcommittee of the EAC. Identifying learning outcomes …more about Sustainability Course Outcomes in 19 Programs
Fall Quarter is coming up quick! Now is the time to consider how you can integrate sustainability in your sections. Here are a few resources and ideas: Sustainability Teaching and Learning Guide: See what your colleagues in the integrating workshop have done, link to BC and other colleges materials and syllabi, find faculty in your …more about Teach Sustainability Fall Quarter!
Membership Development Intern Community Alliance for Global Justice is grassroots, community-based and committed to anti-oppressive organizing as we build solidarity across diverse movements. CAGJ seeks to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments and other institutions while creating and supporting alternatives that embody social justice, sustainability, diversity and grassroots democracy. …more about Community Alliance for Global Justice: Member Development Intern
Weekly Volunteer Seattle Tilth Seattle Tilth mission is to” inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system.” If you enjoy growing your own food, or are interested in learning how to grow your own food, Seattle Tilth is a great organization to volunteer with. They have …more about Seattle Tilth: Drop-in Gardening Volunteer Opportunities
Bellevue College Faculty participated in the first Integrating Sustainability across the Curriculum Workshop on campus and gave presentations on the last day of Earth Week. These Faculty spent Winter and Spring quarters creating a teaching philosophy, mapping their course outcomes to sustainability, developing lessons and assessments, and revising their syllabi. Workshop participants submitted a revised syllabus …more about Integrating Sustainability Workshop Wrap-up and Summer Session
Now that Earth Week has passed, hopefully you’re eager to make a difference yourself. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 simple (but significant) actions you can take today. 1. Try Bussing/Carpooling/Biking The majority of Bellevue College’s carbon footprint comes from the daily trips our students take—a large portion which consists of solo drivers. …more about 10 Things You Can Do
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!
On Friday, April 26th faculty in the Integrating Sustainability Workshop will present their courses.
During Earth Week this year, the Environmental Advisory Committee and the Student Sustainability and Science Association are asking all faculty to pledge to teach climate change in some way, big or small. I urge you to support this effort. The goal is to reach 500 sections and thousands of students during Earth Week; April 22nd …more about Make the Climate Teach-In Pledge!