Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Deric Gruen
Submission Date July 1, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bellevue College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Deric Gruen
Sustainability and Resource Conservation Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The Bellevue College Sustainability website is the main source of information for students, faculty, staff, community members and partners regarding sustainability topics on campus. The website includes regular sustainability news updates and sections on what has been done and what is being done regarding sustainability on campus. It also provides information about the different sustainability groups on campus and how visitors to the website can become involved. The website also contains information about sustainability teaching and learning opportunities.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Bellevue College sends out a monthly e-newsletter to students, staff, faculty, community members and partners who subscribe. The newsletter contains spotlight articles on employees and students who exhibit sustainable practices, updates on sustainability in campus operations and the curriculum, and articles on recent sustainability events on campus.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Bellevue College has signs posted throughout it's LEED-gold certified science building highlighting the green features of the building.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Bellevue College's food service areas have signs posted highlighting the organic, fair trade, shade-grown coffee that is served on campus.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A sustainability tour was implemented this year as part of the First Year Experience, a required course for all incoming first-time college students.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The Transportation Choices brochure gives commuters details about alternative transportation methods to Bellevue College, including biking, using the bus, BC's RideMatch ride sharing program, and WeCar, a campus car rental system similar to ZipCar.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
Yes

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Starting this fall quarter, the student newspaper now has a regular column featuring sustainability-related articles, which includes disseminating information about current sustainability efforts on campus.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Bellevue College has a special website dedicated to its Earth Week events, a week of environmental sustainability activities which has taken place on campus for the past 13 years.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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