I-405 HOV Lanes Become Express Toll Lanes

Date posted: March 24, 2015
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Later this year, express toll lanes will open on I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood. I-405 express toll lanes let drivers choose to travel faster by paying a toll to access the HOV lanes. Toll rates will adjust depending on traffic, and drivers will pay the rate they see upon entering the lanes. Tolls can be …more about I-405 HOV Lanes Become Express Toll Lanes


New Class Spring 2015! ACCT 297: Introduction to Sustainability Accounting

Date posted: March 23, 2015
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Accounting 297: Introduction to Sustainability Accounting Accounting Division Institute for Business & Information Technology Description: Allows in-depth study of subjects supplementing the accountancy curriculum. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Outcomes: After completing this class, students should be able to: Special topic course. Outcomes dependent upon selected topic each quarter. Register Now! http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/classes/Search?quarter=Spring2015&searchterm=acct+297&submit=Search


What is the future of transportation in our region?

Date posted: March 23, 2015
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Public Transportation Long Range Planning: What is the future of transportation in our region? King County Metro is undertaking long-range planning efforts. The goal of the planning initiative is to determine how Metro will meet the future needs of the region in response to changes in population, economy, technology, and education. Bellevue College can contribute …more about What is the future of transportation in our region?


THIS SPRING- ENVS 105: The Science of Sustainable Living

Date posted: February 27, 2015
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Roshni Tewari’s incredibly insightful class introduces the science of sustainability as it relates to our everyday lives. Topics covered include sustainable practices pertaining to buildings, foods and agriculture, environmental health, carbon emissions, life-cycle analysis and waste, renewable energy, transportation, social justice, and personal economic choices. Students who take this course will learn how to make …more about THIS SPRING- ENVS 105: The Science of Sustainable Living


Changes to ORCA Bus Pass Guidelines

Date posted: February 27, 2015
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Changes are coming to Bellevue College’s Transportation Program! The major change to the program is the replacement of Commuter Check program for the ORCA Plus program. The Cashier’s Office will still sell Commuter Checks to students who qualify for ORCA LIFT and the RRFP. The changes to the Bellevue College Transportation Program emerged after a Fall …more about Changes to ORCA Bus Pass Guidelines


New Honda Hybrid on Campus

Date posted: February 27, 2015
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Last month Bellevue College purchased a brand new Honda Civic hybrid vehicle to provide more options for BC staff when running errands around campus. Bellevue College already has 4 hybrid Ford trucks, which are used by staff as utility vehicles in making trips around BC. The Honda hybrid boasts impressive gas mileage at 44 mpg …more about New Honda Hybrid on Campus


Save Money This Spring: Register to Carpool!

Date posted: February 27, 2015
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The Spring quarter is quickly approaching and it’s going to be busy at Bellevue College! Rid yourself of stressful mornings stuck in traffic and pad your pocket with extra cash by using BC RideMatch to link up with other students and staff to form carpools and vanpools! With over $1500 in cash incentives this quarter …more about Save Money This Spring: Register to Carpool!


November 2014 Sustainability Indicators

Date posted: February 20, 2015
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The Sustainability indicators for November 2014 are as follows: * GGE = Gallons of Gas Equivalent


Gardening Club build Washington Native Plant Beds

Date posted: January 29, 2015
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The Bellevue College Gardening Club recently began preparing a native plant bed in front of the greenhouse. The right plant bed will include dry, desert plants from the eastside of Washington State. At the top of the bed (closest to the greenhouse) they’ll have a thick rock layer to keep roots from drowning. The club’s …more about Gardening Club build Washington Native Plant Beds


Another Drop in GHG Emissions

Date posted: January 23, 2015
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Each year, Bellevue College reports on its carbon footprint as part of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), ensuring that current and future efforts conserve resources and reduce consumption. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting programs help us better understand where campus greenhouse gas emissions are coming from in order to make more informed policy decisions. …more about Another Drop in GHG Emissions