Past Events and Opportunities
4th of July is near! The Office of Sustainability would like to remind our students and staff about the environmental impacts of 4th of July festivities. This year fireworks are expected to exceed $675 million in total sales. Fireworks release dangerous toxins into soil and water; scientists are only beginning to find out the …more about Ideas To Reduce Your Environmental Impact This Fourth of July!
These Interior Design students have been busy! Tammie, Tiffany, Dena, and Hannah have been working towards their LEED Green Associate certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a green building program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Under the guidance of John Passmore, the students worked with the Office …more about Interior Design & Sustainability
Traffic to campus is bad. Students spend countless hours on the freeways. Balancing work, life, and family becomes increasingly difficult. But for our growing cities, there’s no end in sight. By 2040, Bellevue is projected to grow 33%. This is a problem, and students need answers. Tired of traffic? Want to see more transit on the …more about Want Light Rail to Campus? Tell Sound Transit!
Are you having trouble finding a carpool to campus? Do you have friends who would like to carpool? The Office of Sustainability’s Ridematch program challenges students to try alternative transportation or at the least split the costs of commuting to save both time and money. The BC Ridematch site allows students to add themselves to …more about BC Ridematch Hosts First Meet & Greet Event
With May coming to a close, Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Month Challenge is shifting down for the final stretch. In Washington alone, over 15 thousand people participated logging 1,915,818 miles so far. Bellevue College’s team rocked it this year! The 15 active participants logged 272 one-way trips totaling a whopping 1,990 miles and burned an …more about How BC Rose to the Bike Month Challenge
-Kelsey Creek Road received a few design adjustments this past month. These changes emerged from conversations with King County Metro in Summer 2014. When Metro proposed cutting several routes from the College campus, Metro and the College struck a deal on design adjustments that would improve service and safety. In the end, these changes helped …more about Kelsey Creek Road Bus Lane Changes
Earth Week at Bellevue College was a huge success! How huge? · 21 Lectures, ranging in topics from the natural world to economics; · 880 students attended Earth Week lectures; · 1,060 students reached by the Faculty Pledge – a commitment to teaching sustainability issues in courses. · 10 organizations, representing climate action and transportation …more about Earth Week a Huge Success!
Exciting new photos highlighting our Earth Week events and activities are now up! Check out our FaceBook and Flickr pages to see all of the exciting lecturers and events held for this years “Environmental Justice” theme. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BcSust
Are you passionate for the environment? Do you want to make a lasting change? The Office of Sustainability offers three, year-long positions for students. Applications are due May 19, 2015 at 5pm in C 212. Bellevue College students are preparing for the workforce, and the Office of Sustainability program coordinator applications are an ideal way …more about Work for the Office of Sustainability: 2015-2016 Coordinator Applications!
Dear Bellevue College Faculty, During Earth Week this year, the Office of Sustainability is asking all faculty to pledge to teach Earth Week in some way, big or small. The goal is to reach thousands of students during Earth Week; April 20-24. This might be a 5 minute math problem that uses a climate example, a class discussion on …more about Take the Earth Week 2015 Faculty Pledge!