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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 …more about BC Community Saves Thousands on Efficient Lighting Deals


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 …more about Student Finds Most BC Computers Green


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 …more about Sustainability Intern Spotlight


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


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 …more about ASG Print Reduction Initiative – Next Phase


Early Learning Center Proves Sustainable

Date posted: September 28, 2012

There are many types of rating systems to assess an institutions level of commitment to sustainability. From LEED Certification which assesses a building carbon neutrality and sustainability to the STARS rating system which looks at college’s sustainability, there are many ways to find the extent of how “green” something is. The Go Green Rating System …more about Early Learning Center Proves Sustainable


Compost Expansion Reaches Campus Cafés

Date posted: September 28, 2012

We have expanded our composting efforts into the cafes and faculty kitchens around campus. Compost bins are now available for the community to utilize in the C Cafe, L Cafe, and R Cafe. All of the coffee cups and lids sold in our cafes can be composted. Composting is an important step in the recycling …more about Compost Expansion Reaches Campus Cafés


Dispensing Sustainable Solutions – One Towel at a Time

Date posted: September 25, 2012

Bellevue College is getting its hands dirty. After washing, it dries its hands…sustainably? The simple, hygienic task is getting more sustainable as Facilities Operations changes the type of towel dispensers used in bathrooms. Paper towel use in Bellevue College bathrooms is high, and it increases the carbon footprint of the campus. Moreover, the cost of …more about Dispensing Sustainable Solutions – One Towel at a Time


Map of Sustainability at Bellevue College

Date posted: August 28, 2012

To make BC’s sustainability initiatives easier to find and become involved with, we have created an interactive map of Sustainability at Bellevue College. Important places, such as the location of compost bins and EV-Chargers, are marked with tabs, while the building are all outlined. Click a point on the map to see what it is! …more about Map of Sustainability at Bellevue College


Inkjets and Desktops – What’s the cost of that print?

Date posted: August 28, 2012

When Johannes Gutenberg became the first European to use movable type in 1439, he could not have imagined his role in the “Printing Revolution” would have such a lasting impression. Gutenberg hoped to make an efficient, useful product, but has printing become inefficient and wasteful? After more than half of a millennium, we readers should …more about Inkjets and Desktops – What’s the cost of that print?