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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?


New Strategies to Cut Printing Waste and Spending

Date posted: June 29, 2012

Bellevue College will take some important strides toward reducing the amount of paper waste we create and the dollars and time spent on printing starting next week. Why Save Paper? Making paper harms the environment and is costly. Pulp and paper mills are among the worst polluters to air, water and land of any industry …more about New Strategies to Cut Printing Waste and Spending


Student’s Evaluation Shows Recycling Improvement

Date posted: June 13, 2012

Two and a half months ago, a group of students in Nancy Gonlin’s class, worked on a very interesting project. They began to observe and collect data on the usage of the trash cans and recycle bins all around campus. Their findings indicated that there was a lot more work needed to be done so …more about Student’s Evaluation Shows Recycling Improvement


How Food Affects Health & Environment

Date posted: May 29, 2012

For the past couple weeks, my Tourette’s has been extremely violent and frequent. I’d run into walls, thrust the nape of my neck backwards until a feel a slight pain, and little things like a generic specific pen on campus triggered my tics. Just thinking about this specific orange and white colored Campus Activities Board …more about How Food Affects Health & Environment


Greener Office Purchasing

Date posted: May 22, 2012

Bellevue College is striving to make greener purchases.  In Quarter 2, 2011 approximately 57% of Bellevue College spending was green.  According to the Green Office Depot Product report, approximately 43% spending was on non-green products, 49% was on recycled product while 7% was on re-manufactured products.     We our trying to implement greener products and there …more about Greener Office Purchasing


Students Discoveries Support New Bins

Date posted: May 14, 2012

In Nancy Gonlin’s archeology class, a group of students embarked on an exciting team project. The aim of the project was to play the role of archeologist and observe Bellevue College community’s behavior by examining the garbage, composting and recycling bins. They were not permitted to interact with the students. Their findings indicated that there’s …more about Students Discoveries Support New Bins