Past Events and Opportunities

A Project that Combines Social Justice and Sustainability Issues: Sleeping Mats made from Plastic Bags!

With help from the BC community, the Office of Sustainability and the RISE Learning Institute are leading an exciting service learning project that combines social justice and sustainability issues. These two issues are both addressed by taking plastic bags out of the landfill and transforming them into sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness. The mats …more about A Project that Combines Social Justice and Sustainability Issues: Sleeping Mats made from Plastic Bags!



Plastic Bag Collection

The RISE Learning Institute and the Office of Sustainability have been working on crocheting plastic bags into bed rolls for people experiencing homelessness. Example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuIL28AppKw To further this ongoing project, we need MORE plastic bags! Bags should be clean and mostly free of tears and rips. Please donate your plastic bags until April 16th, 2018 …more about Plastic Bag Collection



Travel to France to Learn about Sustainability, Science, and Engineering!

There’s an amazing opportunity for students to travel to Paris and learn about the intersections of climate change, sustainable development, and science at the Environment and Energy Summer school in Paris through the French Embassy, June 2018. The program is specifically looking for environmental science, engineering, or similar students from community colleges in the USA. …more about Travel to France to Learn about Sustainability, Science, and Engineering!


The T Building Achieves LEED Gold

The T building, which was completed in 2015, has officially reached LEED Gold. This is a huge milestone Bellevue College and a globally recognized sustainability achievement! Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) is worldwide green building rating system that focuses on creating environmentally friendly buildings. Certified LEED buildings are sustainable, as they save energy, …more about The T Building Achieves LEED Gold


Free Sustainability Conference February! Apply Today!

Hey BC Students! Join us for an ALL EXPENSES PAID (Free) trip to Portland, Oregon to attend the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference February 6-8, 2018!  Apply today! Applications can be found here and they are DUE JANUARY 19th:  WOHESC Application 2018 The spotlight this year is on Equity and Diversity- Planning for Climate …more about Free Sustainability Conference February! Apply Today!


Fall Sustainability Series is On!

The Office of Sustainability has been hard at work creating an exciting lineup of events for fall quarter. Everything is free for all students! Check out what we have going on. Poster here:  Fall Sustainability Series 2017 Poster or see the below for more details! Wednesday, Oct. 4 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be …more about Fall Sustainability Series is On!