Food, Waste and Ecology

Bellevue College is working to increase food sustainability on campus through a variety of programs, including:

Bellevue College seeks to reduce waste through reducing consumption, reuse and diversion from the landfill.  The Bellevue College cafeteria offers some organic and fair trade offerings, including coffee, all served on compostable materials (read more about Sustainability in Foods Services).  Nearby, the student garden offers students opportunities to get their hands dirty.  Cafeteria waste oil is sold for the production of biodiesel, composting is picked up by Cedar Grove and recycling is promoted  to divert refuse to alternatives. The bookstore has banned plastic bags.

Programs and Projects Underway

Waste Reduction Project Updates, Food Project Updates

 

Waste and Recycling graphic chart

The total amount of waste keeps falling, while increases in composting play a role in decreasing refuse, overall disposing of goods seems to be falling.

 Ecology

 

Current areas of ecological interest are…

Recommendation Report for the Removal and Replacement of English Ivy on the Bellevue College Campus