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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.


Urban Homesteader News January 2014

Date posted: January 6, 2014
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Want to know what what is new for the Bellevue College Garden including the Winter Quarter Seminars with topics like: Garden Planning and the Real Dirt on Dirt, Micro-greens and Massive Nutrition and more!


Out In Force at Metro Open House

Date posted: December 20, 2013
Bellevue College students sitting at Metro Open House

On December 11th, King County Metro held an open house at Bellevue City Hall to discuss proposed service cuts related to a funding shortfall.  The meeting allowed the opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with the Metro transit planners that assess data and make key decisions on where routes go and how often. The Associated Student Government …more about Out In Force at Metro Open House


Bring Sustainability Into Your New Year!

Date posted: December 17, 2013
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It’s that time of year again…. New Years.  At the stroke of midnight millions of people all around the world will say goodbye to another year and immediately start thinking about how they want to live in the new one.  When the first moments of 2014 present themselves to you, try thinking about making changes to live in a …more about Bring Sustainability Into Your New Year!


Survey Says: Faculty Teach Sustainability

Date posted: December 3, 2013
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The results are in, faculty members teach sustainability! Most Faculty Interested in Teaching or Already Teaching Sustainability Concepts, in all Academic Divisions. In Spring and Fall of 2013 Sustainability at Bellevue College surveyed faculty about the use of sustainability concepts in curriculum across campus.  Of the 198 who responded to the survey which included an …more about Survey Says: Faculty Teach Sustainability


See Whats NEW…

Date posted: December 3, 2013
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\What’s new in BC’s Sustainable Business Program? We just completed a site visit and college career fair at Eastlake High School (approximately 1500 students attended) and we had great conversations about both Bellevue College and the Sustainable Business Program. We have a new look!  Look for our new logo (above) on new brochures, posters and …more about See Whats NEW…


New Possibilities in Green Building Design

Date posted: December 3, 2013
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On Friday November 15th, Sustainability at Bellevue College visited the Bullitt Center, the world’s greenest commercial building.  Arriving around 11:00 a.m. we were greeted by the Bullitt Center’s Program Coordinator, Deborah Sigler, who works for both Bullitt center and the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab. Beginning with an introduction of the buildings history and …more about New Possibilities in Green Building Design


Charge Your Electric Car on Bellevue College Campus

Date posted: November 19, 2013
photo of Leaf WeCar at Bellevue College electric charging station

  Do you have an electric car? Are you driving to Bellevue College? Now you can charge your car while you’re parked at Bellevue College. Bellevue College recently installed two electric vehicle chargers in the parking garage, located across from the L Building.  Electric car owners can now charge their cars at these chargers. These …more about Charge Your Electric Car on Bellevue College Campus


Want to Earn $100? Research sustainability in your course – See details

Date posted: November 19, 2013

Students of non-sustainability courses can earn $100 for applying concepts of sustainability in new and creative ways. What is it? Sustainability grows in the marketplace; however, many courses lack space for sustainability concepts in syllabi. Driven students occasionally use open-ended assignments for learning about sustainability, and the Sustainable Assignment Grant awards students who go the …more about Want to Earn $100? Research sustainability in your course – See details