Bellevue College Joins Launch of $1 Billion ‘Green Challenge’

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 11, 2011)-- Bellevue College joined with 32 other leading institutions, including Stanford, Harvard, Arizona State, to launch the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. The goal is to invest a cumulative total of one billion dollars in self-managed green revolving funds that finance energy efficiency upgrades on campus. As part of the Founding Circle, ...more about Bellevue College Joins Launch of $1 Billion ‘Green Challenge’

October 2011 Newsletter

October 2011 Sustainability at Bellevue College newsletter…


The morning started out with breakfast at Kiva Han, a local coffee house on Forbes Avenue of Pittsburgh. An intense warmth of the sun, in mid-October as we reminisce the memories of Seattle Summer. The coffee house had a vintage feel filled with dust, old wood, and quaint artwork. There we sat outside of the ...more about AASHE Diary


As you may know, Bellevue College has become a member of AASHE.  This week two students and one staff member headed to Pittsburgh for the annual AASHE conference to learn and share best practices in Sustainability from colleges all over the world.   From composting to student gardens to green fees and activism we rubbed shoulders ...more about BC Goes AASHE

Bellevue College Transportation Options

Zack Boucher, our Transportation Coordinator, explains all of the options available for commuting to campus this school year!


2012 – Office of Sustainability Launched 2011 – Transportation Management Plan launched 2011 – First Sustainability Curriculum Mgr. Hired 2010 – First Sustainability and Resource Conservation Mgr. hired 2009 - Environmental Advisory Committee completes first Carbon Audit 2008 - Students approve Student Environmental Sustainability Fund 2007 - BC President signs American College and University President's ...more about Milestones

Current Projects

Energy Conservation: We are in the middle of a major campus-wide audit of lighting, water and HVAC systems. Waste: Fall quarter we launched composting in the cafeteria with new compostable food service materials. Transportation: Electric car charging stations, a car sharing program and covered bicycle racks are in the works. Student and Employee Engagement: The ...more about Current Projects

New Sustainability Curriculum Manager on Campus!

Hello Everyone, It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to you as Bellevue College’s first Sustainability Curriculum Manager! This new position was approved and funded by the Student Environmental Sustainability Fee (SESF) committee. My job is to promote and advocate for the infusion of sustainability into the college curriculum.  I will be working ...more about New Sustainability Curriculum Manager on Campus!

SESF’s October Meeting

The Student Environmental Sustainability Fee (SESF) Committee will be holding their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. in room C211. All interested students and faculty members are welcome to attend.