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Topic: gardening, beekeeping, green building. Learn something new with online videos, resources, how-to guides, and field trips to spark your imagination.


AASHE (The Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders.

Carbon Credits

Check out The Gold Standard and Green-e Certified to understand more about carbon credits, transparency, and working towards a carbon neutral or carbon negative future.

Metro Winter: Snow Guide

When winter weather hits, Metro keeps the public transit system running so you can safely get where you need to go. This guide provides information to help you better use Metro services during snow.

National Federation Wildlife Services

The National Wildlife Federation’s higher education program works with colleges and universities to protect wildlife and habitat, and improve campuses’ overall green educational programming and on-site sustainability.

Plastic Pollution Calculator

Plastic pollution is one of the most important environmental problems that we face today. It impacts the environment and our health and well being. We have all contributed to this problem – mostly unknowingly – and we must work to reduce and ultimately to End Plastic Pollution.

Use this calculator to learn about how many plastic items you consume and discard every year!

Projects That Matter

This free nonprofit website connects practitioners, students, faculty, and volunteers with projects to transform our world into a better place for all.

Project Wren

Wren lets you go beyond reduce, reuse, recycle, so you can reverse your footprint and have a bigger impact in stopping climate change. Use their carbon calculator to understand your footprint, and some ways you might think about addressing it! Use the next tools below to seek transparent ways to seek carbon credits.

Republic Services

Local services, schedules and more regarding Republic Services Washington.

The SEED Center

A FREE initiative, originally developed by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Sustainability Education, and Economic Development (SEED) Center is now run by the National Council for Workforce Education and Bellevue College. The SEED Center aims to advance sustainability and clean technology education programs at colleges by sharing innovative practices to help college administrators, faculty, and staff build the green economy. More than 470 community colleges are members of SEED, and more than 30 college presidents made up SEED’s Presidents Advisory Cabinet.

The Little Book of Green Nudges

A quick guide to reducing your campus’ environmental impact through behavioural change in the form of a concise and user-friendly publication. It summarises the evidence around what nudges work best while seeking to encourage more sustainable practices among students and staff across several behavioural categories. It also provides simple guidance on how to implement and evaluate behavioural interventions in a variety of contexts.

What is nudging? When a university provides easy bicycle parking and repair stations, it nudges students to bike to campus. When a university makes plant-based food the default dish, it nudges students towards environment-friendly diets. These “green nudges” are positive and gentle persuasions to influence behaviours on campus and to instil environmental values that can last a lifetime. 

City of Bellevue Resources

Environmental Stewardship

Bellevue is known as a “City in a Park,” and through our Environmental Stewardship Initiative we coordinate and manage a range of programs to help protect the environment here.

Managing Your Utilities: Solid Waste

A resource guide on waste sorting from The City of Bellevue.

Last Updated January 7, 2022