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The Student Environmental Sustainability Fund (SESF) awarded funds to three exciting programs. The SESF is a committee of student, staff, and faculty representatives who allocate funds to projects that contribute to both sustainability goals and educational growth. Transportation Incentives: $33,125 Transportation incentives assist in enrolling students, staff, and faculty in Bellevue College’s rideshare program, BC RideMatch. …more about Summer 2014 SESF Awards: Funding Sustainability for Student Growth
Facilities Operations is implementing standard recycle stations in groups, with signage and standard colors for trash, recycling, and compost (where applicable) in interior common areas. This builds on last year’s project implemented by Facilities Operations to standardize exterior waste bins and a student intern project from Winter 2013. Both were funded by the Student Environmental …more about Recycle Station Improvements
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!
A Dero bicycle repair station has been installed on campus with funding through the SESF fund. The repair station is located right behind the bus shelter under the cover of the parking garage. Alongside it the bike bus practice loading station has been moved from inside the bus shelter to sit right next to the …more about Bicycle repair station installed on campus!
At the end of Fall Quarter 2012 the Office of Sustainability hired three new interns to tackle of some of the issues facing sustainability on campus. The three internships include a Zero-Waste Intern, an Advocacy Intern, as well as a Sustainable Foods Intern. Here is a description of each internship and what it is they …more about Sustainability Intern Spotlight
Bellevue College, with money from the SESF fund as well as a grant from Washington State Department of Commerce, has installed a solar panel array above the art wing on C-Building. The grant represented around 30% of the cost of the project. The array produces 7KW of energy. It has been estimated that the panels …more about Solar Panels Shed Light on Alternative Energy Potential
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education hosted a conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. The conference fostered communication between college environmental representatives and teaches across the country. Bellevue College’s ASG (Associated Student Government) environmental representative, Mackenzie Williamson, was granted funds through the Student Environmental Sustainability Fund. Zack Boucher, the transportation …more about AASHE Conference 2012 – What Did We Learn?
On August 7th 2012 the SESF Committee held their first meeting of the 2012 fiscal year. There were two funding requests as well as a presentation by Patrick Green, Program Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability, detailing a new approach to the SESF application process and protocol. Mackenzie Williamson, ASG Environmental Representative and chair of …more about SESF Update: August 2012
You may be noticing a beautiful new logo popping up around campus! Sustainability at Bellevue College has gone through a recent change with the launch of the Office of Sustainability last month and it seemed fitting to unveil a new logo with the restructuring. The logo features a tree similar to the old one, but …more about The New Face of Sustainability at Bellevue College