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Resource Conservation

Power of a Single Action

The management of energy is good for our campus and good for our environment. A campus-engaged energy program can reduce energy costs by 3 to 10 percent annually! Our energy efficient equipment and building upgrades have reduced our electric consumption by 18%, gas by 11%, and water by 38%! Imagine if we could multiply that effort? Think how much more we could conserve and the savings we could realize by actively engaging in using these upgrades to the best of their abilities.

Use your Power of a Single Action on campus today! Choose one thing. Do it over and over. Then, tell us about your single action at

  • Turn off unnecessary lighting
  • Minimize screen savers  
  • Unplug as much as possible 
  • Power off projectors
  • Refresh my water bottle at a refill station
  • Dress for the weather
  • Turn off my computer
  • Report leaky faucets
  • Enable power-saver modes

Recycling Fundraisers

The collection of returnable beverage containers in public areas offers an opportunity for student clubs and organizations and faculty and staff to raise funds and/or donate to charitable organizations. Submit your Request forms (PDF) to the Sustainability Office and start fundraising today!


Packing Materials

Think PRE-CYCLING! The simplest and most direct way you, as a consumer, can help protect the environment is to turn a trained eye to what you purchase. Consider reducing product consumption--if you don't need it, don't buy it.  Packaging accounts for approximately 1/3 of a product's disposal--consider little or no packaging, avoid disposable items, or choose products in recyclable or reusable containers. Purchase in bulk or economy sizes versus individually wrapped or single serving sizes. Select durable and repairable products and products that can be recharged, reused, or refilled.

To reuse campus packing materials:

• Return bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and boxes to Shipping & Receiving (P108)

• Packing materials are available for reuse by employees for college business or personal package shipping.

Email with any questions you may have.

Scrap Metal Recycling

Delta College practices the efficient use of materials and the recycling of parts and pieces. Learn how scrap metal is not wasted, but recycled into a continuous resource.

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