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Sustainability

Our colors are two shades of green. With that, we like to think Delta's founders had a plan from the start in providing a philosophy that has grown into a way of life.

At Delta, we take a campus-wide approach to sustainability – doing the right thing today – for future generations. It’s a founding philosophy that has worked its way into our framework. Everything we do, from building projects and academic programs to interacting with our community, is approached from a sustainability point of view. We're proud of that. 

So, where will you see sustainability at Delta? Everywhere.

Campus with spring flowers


Does one student carpooling with another make any difference?

Does devising a beyond-compliance system to filter storm water on its way to the Great Lakes truly have an effect on our communities?

Does interaction between students and faculty during an international study trip open minds?

Yes! Together we can change the world. 


sustainability highlights

  • Green Fridays
    Green Fridays

    Green Fridays is a campus initiative to reduce our carbon footprint without decreasing the level of education and services provided. Most services will be closed on Fridays with extended hours Monday – Thursday.  Extended hours vary by department. The Fitness Center & Pool and Planetarium & Learning Center will remain open.

  • Jordan and Kayli Goss
    Urban Farming: Meet your instructor

    Jordan Goss, owner of Goss Farms in Kawkawlin, Michigan helps bring sustainability to life through urban farming. Goss Farms is a small-scale, family-owned farm that prides itself on being completely natural, often exceeding organic standards. Their poultry is fed certified organic grains and vegetables, and their produce and flowers are never given synthetic fertilizers. Find out more about Jordan and other urban farming courses offered at Delta, through Lifelong Learning.

  • Exterior F-Wing
    LEED Gold Facility

    Completed in 2013, the Health Professions Building achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, one of only three such buildings in our region. This building meets high performance measures in design, construction, and operations, including sustainable site development, water and energy efficiency, materials selection, and human and environmental health quality.

GREEN TIP:  Sustainability... more than just a word, it's a lifestyle!

Creating simple habits, such as unplugging a device when fully charged or turning off lights when leaving a room, makes bigger impacts on energy conservation than you can imagine. Create a habit today that future generations will thank you for!


Sustainability Leaf

More than 40 Delta courses include a sustainability component. 

Green Fridays

Using less electricity and reducing travel to campus on Fridays helps reduce our carbon footprint.

Recycle

89% of students in a sustainability related course stated it added to their learning experience.


"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."

Ralph Marston