Commuter Costs: True Costs for Students

Date posted: July 28, 2015
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Commuter Costs – The True Costs of Traveling to Bellevue College Transportation costs students money and time, two objects students cannot afford. Bellevue College invites over 13,500 students to campus every quarter. Since the College is a “commuter campus,” the College lacks housing and students must enter and exit the College every day. The transit …more about Commuter Costs: True Costs for Students


Ideas To Reduce Your Environmental Impact This Fourth of July!

Date posted: June 30, 2015
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4th of July is near! The Office of Sustainability would like to remind our students and staff about the environmental impacts of 4th of July festivities. This year fireworks are expected to exceed $675 million in total sales.   Fireworks release dangerous toxins into soil and water; scientists are only beginning to find out the …more about Ideas To Reduce Your Environmental Impact This Fourth of July!


Interior Design & Sustainability

Date posted: June 30, 2015
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These Interior Design students have been busy! Tammie, Tiffany, Dena, and Hannah have been working towards their LEED Green Associate certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a green building program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Under the guidance of John Passmore, the students worked with the Office …more about Interior Design & Sustainability


March 2015 Sustainability Indicators

Date posted: June 29, 2015
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The Sustainability indicators for March 2015 are as follows: * GGE = Gallons of Gas Equivalent


Want Light Rail to Campus? Tell Sound Transit!

Date posted: June 26, 2015
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Traffic to campus is bad. Students spend countless hours on the freeways. Balancing work, life, and family becomes increasingly difficult. But for our growing cities, there’s no end in sight. By 2040, Bellevue is projected to grow 33%. This is a problem, and students need answers. Tired of traffic? Want to see more transit on the …more about Want Light Rail to Campus? Tell Sound Transit!


BC Ridematch Hosts First Meet & Greet Event

Date posted: May 29, 2015
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Are you having trouble finding a carpool to campus? Do you have friends who would like to carpool? The Office of Sustainability’s Ridematch program challenges students to try alternative transportation or at the least split the costs of commuting to save both time and money. The BC Ridematch site allows students to add themselves to …more about BC Ridematch Hosts First Meet & Greet Event


How BC Rose to the Bike Month Challenge

Date posted: May 29, 2015
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With May coming to a close, Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Month Challenge is shifting down for the final stretch. In Washington alone, over 15 thousand people participated logging 1,915,818 miles so far. Bellevue College’s team rocked it this year! The 15 active participants logged 272 one-way trips totaling a whopping 1,990 miles and burned an …more about How BC Rose to the Bike Month Challenge


Backpacking, Canoeing, Biking! Exciting Events in the BC Wellness Center

Date posted: May 28, 2015
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There are some great activity options available to students, staff and faculty this Spring. Take advantage of these adventure opportunities made available by the BC Wellness Center, Student Programs, Human Resources and the Wilderness Skills Certificate Program. Events require advanced REGISTRATION online at BC Wellness Center Website.  The best $5 Ever Spent!    NEW Spring Quarter …more about Backpacking, Canoeing, Biking! Exciting Events in the BC Wellness Center


New Program Manager Amber Nicholson!

Date posted: May 28, 2015
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The Office of Sustainability is excited to announce the addition of a new program manager to our team! The position opened up as Patrick Green transitioned into Deric Gruen’s Sustainability Director position. With Green moving up to the director seat, the program manager seat was empty for most of the year. After a rigorous interviewing …more about New Program Manager Amber Nicholson!


Kelsey Creek Road Bus Lane Changes

Date posted: May 28, 2015
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-Kelsey Creek Road received a few design adjustments this past month. These changes emerged from conversations with King County Metro in Summer 2014. When Metro proposed cutting several routes from the College campus, Metro and the College struck a deal on design adjustments that would improve service and safety. In the end, these changes helped …more about Kelsey Creek Road Bus Lane Changes