Partnering with our community on sustainability projects is something we really love to do. It brings our community, our students and sustainability together, where everyone benefits.
We are always looking for ways to engage with our community in a sustainable way. We'd love to hear your idea. Contact us today!
At Delta, we are committed to investing in our faculty and staff and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is just one tool we use to assist with that.
AASHE seeks to empower higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. They offer invaluable resources and professional development opportunities, and work with higher education to ensure that our world's future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.
In 2018, Delta College became the first campus in the state of Michigan to be designated as a Bee Campus USA affiliate. A growing list of campuses across the country are committed to raising awareness and enhancing the habitat for pollinators and we are excited to be one of them! Delta has a created the Pollinator Alliance Team, comprised of staff and students dedicated to ensuring a better future for pollinators, our communities and the planet.
ChargePoint brings electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to more people and places and Delta's campus is one of them!
Four ChargePoint EV charging stations are located in the west parking lot of Main Campus and allow our campus community to recharge electric vehicles while using our facility.
Second Nature Climate Leadership Network comprises more than 600 colleges and universities who are dedicated to taking action on climate change and preparing students to solve the climate challenges of the 21st century.
Delta College signed the Climate Leadership Commitment as a leader in our community and continues to provide the knowledge, research, practice, and informed graduates to create a positive and sustainable future. A recipient of Second Nature’s 1st Annual Climate Leadership Award for Outstanding Individual Climate Leadership, Delta strives to integrate sustainability into educational, administrative, and operational activities.
The U.S. Green Building Council provides the standards Delta uses to measure major campus renovations and additions. Innovators of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, Delta's Health Professions Building is Certified LEED Gold, and the new Saginaw Campus will seek to obtain Certified LEED Platinum. Areas rated by the USGBC include:
- Site Location & Transportation Resources
- Water Efficiency
- Energy Performance
- Materials & Resources Used
- Indoor Environmental Quality
Pick one thing you want to change to make our world a little greener. There are so many options! Once you've made your choice, being deliberate for just a few weeks will make a lasting change and a better world.
There's Power in a Single Action.