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Sustainability

Academics

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.

An education that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainability focused, ensures that students understand ecological processes and how our choices affect the environment; develops student understanding of social justice and equity, encouraging involvement at the local level while considering the global population; and teaches that business can be designed to be profitable without the expense of the ecosystem, local or world communities.

Internship Opportunity Available!

Goss Farms in Kawkawlin, Michigan is currently looking for three interns - two farmhands and one business student studying management or marketing, to work from from early May until the middle of October.

Job Descriptions:

  • Farmhands: Assist the famer with growing crops and feeding and raising livestock. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Business/Marketing/Management Student: Perform marketing and communication, develop and manage inventory and supply chain, and sell produce and meat.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Academic Career Experience (ACE) Student Application online.
  2. Complete the Orientation Session and Quiz online.
  3. Send a copy of your resume to the ACE office: E-mail to ace_sl@delta.edu, fax to 989.667.2218 or hand deliver to the ACE Office (Lower West Courtyard, A-003).

Students with questions may contact the ACE Office directly or Beth Beauchamp via email at elizabethbeauchamp@delta.edu.

Student Academic Study Travel

The Student Academic Study Travel courses are a combination of campus instruction and international travel. They focus on understanding the connectedness of human and environmental systems and the concepts of socio-cultural, ecological, and economic sustainability. They are open to all students including Honors Program students, who will be required to complete an additional project. Trip costs do NOT include required academic course tuition and fees. Students must register for Course TTI200: Academic Sustainability Travel (2.0 credit hours). The tuition and fees are eligible for financial aid. Trip flyers are available in the right column menu. Course TTI200 can be found here. For more information email sustainability@delta.edu or call 989.686.6044 or 989.686.9209. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available.

Ireland - May 15-26, 2016

This exciting study travel course will head to Bundoran, Ireland's famous surf town, County Donegal. We'll explore the land of poets and playwrights, friendly people, and a history steeped in sustainable living! Students will experience a modern, well-educated society dedicated to political, social and economic progress. Professional guides and Irish locals will inspire you with authentic stories of Ireland's earliest inhabitants, help you to discover the Gaelic language, and guide you through the Museum of Free Derry, a national civil rights archive of loss and freedom. Students will tour modern green certified buildings, explore century old castles, and ancient Neolithic mounds, sweat lodges, and historical tombs. Get ready to surf the awesome Tullan Strand, delight in locally-sourced dining, and share in a community service project on the beautiful Bundoran coast.

Trip Cost: $2,800; Includes 11 days and 10 nights of travel, flight, transportation, lodging, most meals, site entrance fees.

Monteverde, Costa Rica - March 4-11, 2017

Immerse yourself in one of the world's most diverse ecosystems and sustainable cultures! Explore Costa Rica's lush tropical landscape from high in the cloud forest of the UGA Monteverde campus. Participate in lectures, activities, and tours on the UGA campus and the surrounding communities. Study the economies of organic farming while touring coffee plantations and fish farms. Explore the history and development of architecture and sustainable building. Discover nocturnal species during night hikes and colorful wings while bird watching. Examine the effects of eco-tourism while hiking the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and ziplining over the rainforest canopy. Meet the enterprising locals at EcoBambu Recyling, Art House Gallery, Finca La Bella Organic Farms, Café San Luis Coffee Plantation, and Rancho Lelo de Fish Farm. Understand the value of stewardship and carbon offsets while planting trees along Bellbird Biological Corridor.

Trip cost: $1,850; Includes 8 days and 7 nights of travel, flight, in-country transportation, lodging, most meals, and excursion fees.

Green Book: Creative Sustainable Action Vol. 2

Poets, painters, project makers…students, storytellers, sculpture makers! We invite you to make a difference by joining us in the production of Green Book Vol. 2. If you and your students are participating in community learning, class projects, alternative spring breaks, volunteer programs, or any other venue that involves local foods, growing, farming, compost sharing, organic poultry and meats, and food collectives that foster sustainable action and stewardship, we want to share your story!

Many of you shared your projects in Vol. 1. Green Book: Creative Sustainable Action gathered imaginative, artistic, and resourceful actions that gave credence to our ability to make a difference. Green Book, Vol. 1 has been recognized as an outstanding case study by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) http://conference.aashe.org/2014/program/finalists!

We look forward to your hearing about your completed projects, your projects in action, those yet to be launched, and your ideas. Please send them to sustainability@delta.edu. If you’d like more information, contact mikeglowacki@delta.edu, or sustainability@delta.edu.

Sustainability-Related Courses

Sustainability-Related Courses can be taken in a variety of different disciplines and incorporate sustainable concepts as a distinct course module or concentrate on a single aspect of the three aspects of sustainability; environmental, social, or economic. A current listing of courses offered may be viewed using the link below. To find detailed information on specific class sections with "S" designation, you may refer to the Course Schedule.

Sustainability-Related Courses


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