Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.70
Liaison Office of Sustainability
Submission Date July 1, 2013
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Bellevue College
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deric Gruen
Sustainability and Resource Conservation Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a plan to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief summary of the climate plan’s long-term goals:

Bellevue College's long-term goal is climate neutrality by the year 2050. The College's climate action plan is divided into four categories: Buildings and Energy Use; Transportation; Purchasing, Waste, and "Other" Strategies; and Education and Culture Change.

For Buildings and Energy Use, "the overall plan is to reduce conventional energy use (fossil fuel) by 3% per year through 2030 and a 2% reduction per year through 2050 over baseline (averaged out in 5 yr increments)."

For Transportation, "The overall plan is to reduce single occupancy vehicle commuting and carbon emissions from campus vehicles and other travel by 2% per year over baseline (averaged out in 5 yr increments) - an 80% reduction by 2050."

For Purchasing, Waste, and "Other" Strategies, "The overall plan would be to reduce solid waste production by 5% per year over baseline (averaged out in 5 yr increments) for first ten years (50% reduction) and continue to reduce waste with a goal of reaching a 75% reduction by 2030 and 100% by 2050."

Finally, for Education and Culture Change, "Our overall goal in this area is to embed sustainable education across the curriculum and create more ways to interact and educate the community over the next 10 years."

A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:

"The first year of the plan will be used to establish a baseline, and we will work to research and implement any new policies related to the plan in the first 3 years. In addition, we have set general goals for the % reduction (below the baseline) in the four major areas for each year of the plan (generally between 2-5% a year)."

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

An indication of whether institution has made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year:

List which emissions (scope 1, 2, and/or 3) are included in its GHG emissions commitment:

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:

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