Academics & LifeLong Learning
Promoting learning, actions and practices that incorporate social, environmental, and economic sustainability in our communities is a Guiding Principle at Delta College. We are committed to preparing our graduates to make a difference in the way we live and work while being mindful of the interconnectedness of people, profit, and the planet.
Environmentally focused education ensures that students understand the ecological processes and how our choices affect the environment. Socially focused education develops student understanding of social justice and equity, encouraging involvement at the local level while considering the global population. Economically focused education teaches that business can be structured to be sufficiently profitable without generating financial profit at the expense of the ecosystem, local or world communities.
Academic Sustainability Courses
A sustainability-related course incorporates sustainable concepts as a distinct course module or concentrates on a single aspect of the three aspects of sustainability; environmental, social, or economic. Look for sustainability-related courses in the catalog -- they're the ones prefixed by an 'S'!
LifeLong Learning Sessions
Understanding sustainability can open career doors. Add 'green' to your skills tool kit with a 2013 Green Series session!
The GreenBook Project
We’re excited to announce Vol. 1 of Green Book: Creative Sustainable Action, a gathering of imaginative, artistic, and resourceful actions that give credence to our ability to make a difference!
Between the pages of Green Book, you’ll uncover small triumphs, big projects, singular voices, starry nights, short stories, and even a recipe. When you come across a ‘Question of Curiosity’, ask how you, too, can be as inquisitive. When you turn the page to reveal a personal sustainability statement, consider what endorsement you’ll offer toward stepping more lightly on the planet. When you read lessons learned, inspiration found and changes made, our hope is that you wonder aloud how you, too, might shape your own story.
Green Book will be presented with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE Conference, Nashville) as Green Book: A Written & Visual Arts Publication Celebrating Sustainability through Creative Action and at the UMACS 5th Regional Conference, Luther College, Decorah IA, as Green Book: Celebrating Creative Sustainable Action through Writing & Visual Arts.
Green Book is now available for purchase in the campus bookstore. Two copies are available in the LLIC, one on reserve and another for check out. Group orders are by request only. Please address all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this project was provided by the Delta College Foundation Distribution Committee. To find out how you can be part of Green Book, Vol. 2, contact email@example.com, x9011 or firstname.lastname@example.org, x9209.