As an educational institution, we are aware of our unique position not only to provide by example, but to act as a leader to future generations. Delta College recognizes the value of student involvement to create positive and healthy relationships between human beings and the natural environment upon which we all depend.
Graduate to Green
Choose the Pledge -Each year, more than one million students enter the work force. Delta College invites its graduates to become involved participants by considering the environmental, social and economic impact of their daily decisions. Pledge to "use my knowledge of sustainability to enhance the communities in which I live, learn, and work." Complete the Graduate Sustainability Pledge to receive your commencement commemorative pin.
Wear the Apparel - Commencement apparel uses 100 percent recycled content yarn, post-consumer plastics and polyester fiber waste. Twenty six plastic bottles are woven into each gown offsetting the need to use new crude oil. On average, every pound of yarn conserves the equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline.
Earn the Diploma - Commencement diploma paper contains post consumer content. Our vendor is FSC-certified, carbon neutral, elemental chlorine and process chlorine free, Rainforest Alliance Certified, Green Seal Certified, and operates on 100% wind power!
Student Sustainability Survey
As part of the national Sustainability Tracking & Rating System, the college conducts an annual survey. The results help institutions to evaluate the success of sustainability education and outreach and to develop insight into how these initiatives could be improved. The survey focuses on knowledge of sustainability topics, not values or beliefs.
Complete the student survey today!
Club & Organization Fundraising
The collection of returnable beverage containers offers an opportunity for student clubs and organizations to fundraise and/or donate to charitable organizations. Submit your Request form (PDF) to the Sustainability Office and start fundraising today!
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