Waste

Washington State Recycling Association 36th Annual Conference: Apply Now!

Date posted: February 1, 2016
WSRA_Logo_2012_2x2_300dpi

APPLICATIONS DUE BY FEBRUARY 29TH MIDNIGHT.     Student Scholarships WSRA invites students interested in the recycling industry to apply for scholarships to attend our 36th Annual Conference and Trade Show as a part of our Student Guest Program! May 15-18, 2016 Wenatchee Convention Center | Wenatchee, WA With the support from our generous sponsors, …more about Washington State Recycling Association 36th Annual Conference: Apply Now!


BC’s Grounds Crew’s Secret Sustainability Initiative

Date posted: November 30, 2015
Mulch_shredded_yard_waste

The Office of Sustainability were thrilled to find out about some sustainability ideas being brought to fruition right here on our BC campus. Many students pass by our grounds crew every day; the team with the bright fluorescent vests driving throughout our campus each day. These often-unnoticed faculty in our BC community are humble heroes, …more about BC’s Grounds Crew’s Secret Sustainability Initiative


August 2015 Sustainability Indicators

Date posted: November 30, 2015
See the most recent Sustainability Indicators.

The monthly indicators are as follows:


Cigarette Recycling at Bellevue College

Date posted: October 30, 2015
cig recy image

With over 4.5 trillion of these littered each year, they can be found just about everywhere we look. What are they? Cigarette butts. When cigarette butts end up on our sidewalks and in our parks, waterways, oceans, and even landfills, they can cause serious damage to water and soil quality as well as wildlife. They leach …more about Cigarette Recycling at Bellevue College


May is National Bike Month! Take the Challenge!

Date posted: April 30, 2015
header.2 (2)

May is National Bike Month! The best way to celebrate Bike Month is simply to get on a bike: ride to work, ride to the grocery store or just ride for the sheer joy of being outside soaking up the spring weather. Whether you’re a veteran cyclist, returning after a break from the bike or a …more about May is National Bike Month! Take the Challenge!


Captains of Sustainability make new compost options

Date posted: March 25, 2014
Bellevue College Compost Map

Two members of the Captains of Sustainability made more compost options available on campus this Winter. New compost bins can be found at the following locations…


Employees Recycling Batteries

Date posted: January 14, 2014
picture of a battery

How do I recycle batteries? How about mattresses or refrigerators? See how our Captains of Sustainability or King County can help you dispose of Hard-to-Recycle items better!


Community College Leadership – Building Green, Dreaming Big!

Date posted: September 26, 2013
Sept11_Download 133

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!


Recycle Station Improvements

Date posted: August 27, 2013
Bellevue College Recycling bins in a row

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


Hand Dryers installed in C-Building

Date posted: June 27, 2013
New Handdryer in bathroom

No more will you see students struggle to pull a paper towel from the dispensers in Student Union building restrooms. Recently installed Mitsubishi Hand Dryers are revolutionizing our hand drying experience here at Bellevue College. This project is the result of a student led initiative funded by the SESF (Student Environmental Sustainability Fund). This fund …more about Hand Dryers installed in C-Building