Delta Zeta collegiate chapters lead the way in the green movement
Delta Zeta's collegiate chapters continue to lead the way in enriching the environment on their respective campuses. Pink Goes Green recently received this update from the Iota Xi Chapter at the University of Missouri/St. Louis about a great, green initiative the chapter undertook with a local environmental group.
Hollie Burg of Iota Xi submitted this story, written by Kaitlin Henning:
"The Iota Xi Chapter partnered with the Missouri Stream Team to plant trees around the Urban Ecology prairie restoration project and clean up a stream in St. Vincent Park.
"Over the course of six hours, the stream cleaning team removed three-fourths of a ton of trash (that’s 1,500 pounds), 25 tires and 500 pounds of old iron and steel from the stream. During this time, the tree planting team planted 25 dogwood trees and 10 other species of trees.
Senior Carley Fite gets in the thick of things while removing trash from the stream.
"The environment wasn’t the only benefactor in the efforts of the Iota Xi Chapter and the Missouri Stream Team. This was a new experience for many of the Delta Zeta members, as well as a great opportunity for community-building. By working together for six hours toward a common goal, they formed connections with each other and the others with whom they worked."
And here are what other Delta Zeta collegiate chapters are doing in the world of green:
University of Maine
Supported Pink Goes Green by collecting bottles and selling raffle tickets for prizes at a university baseball game
Teamed with Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity to volunteer at Philadelphia Phillies baseball game for Phillies’ Red Goes Green recycling program
Celebrated Earth Day and Pink Goes Green by planting tree on campus
University of Windsor
Celebrated Earth Day and Pink Goes Green by cleaning local streets
Participated in “Ask A Canadian To Care” and #SpotThePanda with the World Wildlife Fund to raise environmental awareness
Wayne State University
Planted 100 trees at Greening of Detroit community service event
Jacksonville State University
Sold Pink Goes Green shirts on campus, with proceeds going to local recycling center
Took part in Greek cleanup effort on Greek Day
Nicholls State University
Kappa Alpha (Nicholls State University) members donated their time to clean up the local bayou, Bayou Lafourche, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Cleaning the bayou opened the members' eyes to the problem of pollution and taught them the importance of not littering.
Is your chapter doing something great on your campus or in your community to enrich the Earth? If so, let us know at PGG@dzshq.com, and we will post it to the Pink Goes Green blog!