Waste

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…

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Employees Recycling Batteries

Date posted: January 14, 2014
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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!

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Community College Leadership – Building Green, Dreaming Big!

Date posted: September 26, 2013
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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BC Community Saves Thousands on Efficient Lighting Deals

Date posted: May 24, 2013
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Bellevue College hosted a PSE vendor during Earth Week who sold Energy Savings Boxes. These boxes came in a $5 or $20 version. Both included numerous energy efficient light bulbs, such as CFLs and LEDs. Many people choose to go with the $20 box, which had an efficient showerhead and sink faucet attachment on top […]

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Student Finds Most BC Computers Green

Date posted: April 29, 2013
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Laurie Nord, an BC Information Technology student recently did an audit to figure out how many Bellevue College computers are EPEAT certified as a service learning project part of Gwyneth Jones’s Environmental Science course. There are many different sustainability certifications or ratings that products can earn nowadays. The leading certification for electronics is EPEAT, giving electronic […]

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Sustainability Intern Spotlight

Date posted: February 26, 2013
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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 […]

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Clubs and Composting – Enter to Win $100 for Club Budget

Date posted: January 29, 2013
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Are you a member of a club? Do you need money for your club budget? Thanks to generous funding from the Student Environmental Sustainability Fund (SESF), clubs can improve the environment and win $100 for their budget. Learn more here. The steps are simple: Check out a Compost Bin from C 211 Compost correctly – […]

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ASG Print Reduction Initiative – Next Phase

Date posted: December 21, 2012
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In order to promote sustainable and financially responsible practices on campus, the Associated Student Government of 2010-2011 launched a print reduction initiative with a goal of reeling in the excessive printing of some students and educating students to be successful in a low paper or paper-free learning environment.  ASG research found that nearly all colleges […]

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