The Bookstore is committed to the environment by supporting products and processes that support environmental responsibility.
Say "No" to Plastic
The Delta College Bookstore is proud to provide customers with the opportunity to reduce our environmental footprint and help support a local environmentally-friendly organization. Before implementing this program, the Bookstore used over 40,000 plastic bags each year. Discarded plastic bags clutter landfills, clog roadside drains and pose a danger to marine and wildlife. Since the program began in 2008/2009, we've decreased our environmental footprint by reducing our plastic bag consumption nearly 33%.
Customers requesting the option of "no bag" will receive a token to place in a canister to support environmental organizations. For each token collected between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 the Bookstore will make donations to Hartley Outdoor Nature Center, Bay City State Recreation/Tobico Marsh and Pere Marquette Rail Trail/Tridge. Previous recipients include Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, Saginaw Valley Rail Trail, Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, Little Forks Conservancy, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, Fish Point Wildlife Association and Chippewa Nature Center. Since the program began, over $3,500 has been donated to these organizations, on your behalf.
World of Good
The Bookstore is pleased to offer a selection of items from the World of Good product line. World of Good is an award-winning fair trade organization with a vision to alleviate poverty by harnessing commerce as a force for good. Products are sourced from a global network of more than 6,000 artisans in 34 countries. Products that are fair trade mean that the person who made it:
- Received a fair wage
- Worked in a clean and safe environment
- Supported small scale manufacturing rather than large factory production
- Promoted the use of locally harvested and often sustainable raw materials
- Benefited from additional social services like education or health
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For more information, e-mail the Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org