Student Environmental Sustainability Fund
SESF Mission: The Student Environmental Sustainability Fee is intended to provide resources that are sustainable for student use and education while enhancing BC’s efforts to continue to create a campus that is environmentally responsible.
History: In 2008, the students of Bellevue College assessed themselves a quarterly fee (up to $10 a quarter) to create a “sustainable” fund called the Student Environmental Sustainability Fund (SESF).
The purpose of this fund is to provide sustainability resources for students, promote sustainable education and help create a sustainable learning environment.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
SESF Meets once a month, the next SESF meeting for Fall 2014 is:
When: October 1st, October 29th
Where: Room C225 (above the Bellevue College cafeteria, across from Student Programs)
Anyone can apply for funding from the SESF as long as the funding request is aligned with the mission of the SESF (see mission statement above). Get your project funded….
More on the SESF:
The SESF committee is responsible for recommending allocations of the revenues collected from the students environmental sustainability fee. These allocations should direct the College’s sustainability and environmental program investments based on the College’s mission and goals, strategic plan, and with the following objectives: Broaden or enhance the quality of students’ academic experience by integrating sustainability …more about Student Environmental Sustainability Fund Committee
By Year Approved: 2014 – to date R Building Solar ($71,661.07) Social Business Forum ($600 pending BOD approval) Sustainable Business Program Promotion ($16,752) WAHESC Registration and Travel ($2,950.77) Compost Expansion ($2,396.00) Bike Lockers ($37,600.00) WAHESC Co-host ($1,250.00) 2012-2013 Compostable Coffee Cup Lids ($8,000) ADA Garden Bed ($1,000) Solar Panel for Soccer Field Score Board ($6,000) Advocacy …more about SESF Approved Proposals
In Fall 2006, Kathe Winkler-Lowe, Cypress Sigman and Lauren DeWitt, all members of the Student Science Association formed a subgroup called the BCC Energy Action Team (EAT). The purpose of the group was to have BC students self assess a fee that would be used by the campus to purchase 100% green energy from Puget Sound …more about History of SESF