What REALLY happens to my recycling?

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There certainly are a lot of skeptics when it comes to waste. Some think it’s just easier to toss everything into the garbage, which then goes directly to landfill, instead of sorting out each individual piece. It can understandably be a pain sometimes, but it’s definitely worth it. That soda can you just put into …more about What REALLY happens to my recycling?

Unmute the Commute Event!


Join 91.3 KBCS on June 28th at Crossroads Bellevue Farmer’s Market from 1 pm to 3 pm for a fun-filled celebration of public transit and the commuter experience! Hang out on a bus, listen to some music, and hear other’s commuting stories! Featuring live music from The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project! ** LIVE MUSIC! ** PRIZES …more about Unmute the Commute Event!

Switching to Ethanol is Easier than Ever


Switching To Ethanol Is Easier Than Ever Submission by Mario Charnell-Delgado (With some caveats) The Problem Crude oil is not a renewable resource, but for most Americans it’s still the only fuel available to them. It’s no secret that our reliance on oil leaves us dangerously exposed to supply disruptions, which have led to major economic …more about Switching to Ethanol is Easier than Ever

Register for ZIMRIDE Ridematch Program this Summer!


Catch a ride this Summer with ZIMRIDE Campus Carpool Program! This quarter, BC’s Office of Sustainability Transportation department launched a very intuitive new ride-match software to help alleviate the pain of commuting. ZIMRIDE ridesharing program by Enterprise is BC’s exclusive host for carpool and transportation management. The new program replaces the previous rideshare program BC …more about Register for ZIMRIDE Ridematch Program this Summer!

Smash that Trash!


Waste Audit Press Release Would you like to reduce the amount of trash that Bellevue College sends to the landfill? Waste audit shows room for im-provement when it comes to discarding items at Bellevue College. On April 21st, a group of students sorted through a massive pile of trash collected from the C Building at …more about Smash that Trash!

Congratulations to the Bellevue College Bike Everywhere Participants


Congratulations to the students, staff, and faculty who participated in this year’s Bike Everywhere Challenge. The event involved over 700 businesses & organizations across Washington State. Bellevue College placed in the top half of all participating teams. Some Important Stats: Mileage and number of trips for the top Bellevue College participants: William Russ Payne biked over 32 trips for an …more about Congratulations to the Bellevue College Bike Everywhere Participants

Sustainability is Hiring!

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APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY JUNE 10 by 5 PM. Interested in working for the Office of Sustainability? We have an Outreach Coordinator position open!! Applications are due to sustainability@bellevuecollege.edu or Bellevue College K100D by Friday June 10 to enable training for a July 1 start. Interviews will take place Monday June 13 and Tuesday June 14 (only …more about Sustainability is Hiring!

Bike Month Events in Bellevue

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As a part of our Bike Month, there are a few upcoming events in Bellevue that you may be interested in attending. Remember to email ron.austin@bellevuecollege.edu to join our BC Bike Month Challenge!  GO BC! Bike Everywhere Day May 20 It’s the one day of the year that new and seasoned cyclists can celebrate biking …more about Bike Month Events in Bellevue

BC’s Campus Op’s Get LEED Certified With New Tornado & Sonitaire Vacuums!

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This Spring Bellevue College’s campus op’s & custodial crew were re-armored with all new vacuum cleaners; including LEED certified Sanitaire uprights & Tornado backpack harness vacuums. The switch comes as the previous vacuum cleaners were deteriorating- containing no filters and outdated vacuum-bag attachments. BC’s custodial team have now moved towards two excellent models. Tornado backpack’s boast …more about BC’s Campus Op’s Get LEED Certified With New Tornado & Sonitaire Vacuums!