Recyclemania Poster Contest!

Cascadia College is hosting a poster contest to promote smart, easy, and efficient ways that everyone can participate in recycling programs going on all around us. All students are invited to submit original works that deal with recycling or repurposing objects in their daily lives– in school, at home, and everywhere!

Draw it, paint it, collage it, photograph it…anything you want to do to express your recycling ideas–just do it!

Entries can be submitted directly to the judges at: jgalvan@cascadia.edu
by April 14
, and prizes will be given out at Cascadia College during an Earth Week Celebration on April 20th, 2017.

Don’t forget to include your name and some contact information so we can let you know if you are our lucky winner!

 Say it loud and say it proud–we want to see what recycling means to you!

Recyclemania!

Thanks to BAS in Sustainable Practices student and Winter Sustainability Intern, Justin Masi, Cascadia and UWB are participating in Recyclemania throughout February and March.

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Justin is monitoring waste diversion rates across campus daily.  Essentially, he is checking to see how full all of our dumpsters (garbage, recycling and compost) are every evening before they are picked up.

Step one of Recyclemania is to get baseline waste diversion rates.  Step two is to promote recycling and composting on campus in hopes of improving waste diversion rates (decreasing our inputs to the landfill and increasing our recycling and composting).  We’ll be sure to keep you posted on what he learns.  Meanwhile, please do your part to make sure recyclables and compostables end up in the appropriate bins.

Check out these links for more information about recycling and composting in King County!

What do I do with?…

EcoConsumer Waste Calculator

What happens to my recyclables?

Compost More. Waste Less.

Top 10 list of things you can do to help reach Zero Waste of resources in King County

Only five spaces left in the 2016 BASSP cohort!

Apply now to join the 2016 cohort of Cascadia’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices and put yourself of track for an exciting and rewarding career in the growing sustainability field!

Campus Sustainability Coordinator – Whitman College

Pollution Prevention Volunteer Coordinator – Puget Soundkeeper Alliance – Entry Level

Project Coordinator – PSE

Senior Environmental Planner – City of Bellevue

Water Resources Specialist – City of Tumwater – Entry Level

Outreach Associate – Pierce County Public Works – entry level

Community Engagement Associate – Bainbridge Island Land Trust

Questions? Contact the Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, Jodie Galvan, at jgalvan@Cascadia.edu

Is a career in clean water right for you?

We love our rivers, lakes and the Puget Sound and keeping these waters clean and healthy is one of the most important things we can all do!

If you are especially passionate about our region’s waters consider pursuing a career in clean water – starting with a degree in Sustainable Practices at Cascadia College.

AAS-T degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices

BAS degree in Sustainable Practices

Current careers in clean water

Nonpoint Water Quality Inspector – Department of Ecology

Water Quality Section Manager – Department of Ecology

Environmental Scientist – TetraTech

Source Control Program Manager – Seattle Public Utilities

Questions?  Contact Cascadia’s Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, Jodie Galvan, at jgalvan@Cascadia.edu or 425.352.8215.

Cascadia’s BAS in Sustainable Practices has only a few spaces left for Fall 2016!

Cascadia’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Sustainable Practices is a cohort based program that is completed in 6 quarters of primarily afternoon and evening classes.  It is an inspiring, challenging and practical program designed to launch your career in sustainability.  Here are a but a few examples of where this degree can take you:

Assistant Planner – City of Bellevue

Associate Planner – City of Woodinville

Long Range Planning Manager – City of Mercer Island

Parks Project Manager – City of Bellevue

Environmental Analyst II – Remediation – Port of Tacoma

Environmental Analyst II – Water Quality – Port of Tacoma

Sustainability Project Manager – Microsoft

Sustainability Engagement Manager – Amazon

Apply today to save your spot in our Fall 2016 cohort!  Questions?  Contact Jodie Galvan, Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, at jgalvan@Cascadia.edu or 425.352.8215.

 

Cascadia’s BAS in Sustainable Practices can lead to great jobs!

Two of our current BAS in Sustainable Practices students recently secured paid summer positions on an AmeriCorps habitat restoration crew – yay!!

Here are some other great entry level opportunities available to individuals with a degree in sustainability.

Harvest Steward – City Fruit

Assistant Program Instructor – Green Plate Special

Summer Student Worker – Snohomish County PUD

Education Programs Coordinator – National Wildlife Federation

Programs Coordinator – National Wildlife Federation 

Environmental Education Assistant – LOTT Clean Water Alliance

AmeriCorps Restoration Coordinator – Capitol Land Trust

Educational Outreach Coordinator – MaST Center

Citizen Science and Volunteer Coordinator – MaST Center

Communications and Outreach – Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands

Apply now to join the Fall 2016 cohort of our BAS degree in Sustainable Practices.  Only a few spaces remain.

Questions?  Contact Cascadia’s Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, Jodie Galvan, at jgalvan@Cascadia.edu or 425.352.8215

BAS in Sustainable Practices applications due this Friday!

Are you ready to launch your career in sustainable practices?

Cascadia’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Sustainable Practices could be the perfect platform.  Just make sure you get your applications submitted by this Friday, April 1, if you’d like to start the program this coming fall quarter.

Check out these great, local jobs and internships that this degree could lead to:

Questions?  Contact Jodie Galvan, Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, at jgalvan@Cascadia.edu or 425.352.8215

Happy Spring!

Where in the world will your passion for sustainability take you?

Land Tenure Specialist – Myanmar and Seattle

Technical Director (Environmental) – Hong Kong, China

African Climate Leadership Program Associate – Washington, DC and Africa

Program Officer – Andes/Amazon Region – Lima, Peru

Take the first step toward a rewarding and adventurous career in sustainability with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Sustainable Practices from Cascadia College.  Applications are due April 1st!

Sustainability is about people helping people lead better lives – check out these great career opportunities to do just that!

Community Outreach and Education Coordinator

Community Development Program Manager

Garden to Table Program Educator

Northwest Community Crew Leader

Inspired?  Check out our bachelor and associate degrees in Sustainable Practices.  Contact Jodie Galvan, Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, for more information at jgalvan@Cascadia.edu or 425.352.8215.

Applications for the Fall 2016 cohort for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices are due April 1st!

April 1 – priority application deadline for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices 2016 Cohort!

There are just three weeks left to apply by the priority deadline for the BAS in Sustainable Practices 2016 cohort.  Applications received after April 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis as they are received.

Green jobs are abundant and diverse in the Puget Sound Region.  Here are some great examples of recent job postings:

Contact Jodie Galvan, Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices at jgalvan@Cascadia.edu or 425.352.8215 with any questions.

We hope to see your application soon!