The Lake Washington Watershed Internship is a year-long program at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center that assists youths in becoming informed stewards of their local community through mentoring, hands-on learning, habitat restoration and stream monitoring. Youth gain a greater understanding of the world around them while developing teaching and presentation skills, mentoring elementary-aged students …more about Internship Opportunity: Lake Washington Watershed
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!
They’re finally here! With funds appropriated from the SESF we have installed eight water bottle filling spigots around campus. This victory for the sustainability team will mean a reduction in disposable water bottles, increased accessibility, and a better awareness of the effects plastic bottles have on our earth. Disposable bottles contain toxins, are costly to …more about BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle!
Any guesses what our greenest building is? I bet you said the S Building. The S Building is LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). But as a science lab building it still uses a lot of energy. The R building was not LEED rated when it was built, but uses the natural temperature …more about BC’s Greenest Building – Coming Soon!
Bellevue College is working with Ameresco Quantum to conduct a campus-wide audit of energy and water resource consumption to identify opportunities for savings as part of the Washington State Energy Services Contracting program. Results of the water audit are now available. They paint an interesting picture of estimated current and future water consumption under a …more about Water Consumption: Current and Proposed Retrofits