Power of a Single Action
Sustainability is open territory — there is much to be accomplished and plenty of room for innovation. Pioneers are needed at all levels who can make important contributions and have a profound impact on our future. We invite you to become an active participant and to expand your awareness of sustainability on campus and throughout the communities in which you live, work, and play. After all, it’s the power of a single action that brings about change.
Recycle To Fundraise!
The collection of returnable beverage containers in public areas offers an opportunity for student clubs and organizations and faculty and staff to fundraise and/or donate to charitable organizations. Submit your Request forms (PDF) to the Sustainability Office and start fundraising today!
Junk & Fax Mail
Junk mail sent each year in the USA is piling up to the tune of about 4 million tons--almost half of which are never opened. Unwanted fax mail advertisements add to the glut of paper waste. Even though it may be recycled, there are still enormous environmental costs in terms of ink, the energy to produce it, and the loss of virgin forest to create its high quality glossy paper. Each year, 100 million trees are used to produce junk mail. In a single year, a ½ ton of junk mail addressed to former college employees and unrecognized recipients is processed! The College incurs the cost to process, deliver, and recycle campus junk mail. Because the campus post office is required to deliver all mail, it doesn't distinguish between acceptable mail and junk mail addressed to current college employees. But you can! Click the Junk Mail and Fax Ads (PDF) link to learn what you can do to cut down on the amount of junk mail you get.
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 a continuous resource.