DZ Chapters Continue to Enrich the Earth
I continue to hear from our alumnae and collegiate chapters around the country and in Canada about all the great things they are doing to keep the planet green. Check out these inspiring Delta Zetas who are doing their part for a clean and healthy environment!
The Lambda Alpha Chapter at Arkansas Tech University co-sponsored an event with the Campus Environmental Coalition to coordinate a campus-wide clean-up and recycling project on Earth Day, April 22. On National Arbor Day, April 24, they also planted a tree on the ATU campus.
The Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Maine presented a resolution at their Panhellenic Council meeting to encourage all sororities and their members on campus to adopt environmentally-friendly practices in their day-to-day lives and in their chapter rooms. If the resolution passes, the University of Maine's Panhellenic Council will be one of the first in the country to officially become "green."
The Pi Zeta Chapter at Arizona State University has taken on the responsibility to get their fellow students more involved in sustainable living during their collegiate years. The university's administration recently added the Global Institute of Sustainability and launched a large sustainability campaign. A few Pi Zeta sisters have taken a special interest in the campaign. Elizabeth Simonhoff and Heather Watkins launched a "Green is Sexy" campaign on the Tempe Campus of ASU during the week of April 1-4, 2008 and invited their sisters to actively participate and assist with the execution of their campaign events. Planned events included an appearance by the Bio Bus and Discovery Channel host Jeff Corwin.
The Lambda Gamma Chapter at Jacksonville State University supported a local woman when a power company threatened to cut down several trees in her yard that were over 100 years old.
The Kappa Chapter at the University of Washington is participating in the Green Greeks project, created to educate students about energy and water efficiency and promote positive change for the environment. Volunteers are hoping to conserve energy in UW sororities and fraternities by swapping out older light bulbs for more energy efficient bulbs. Delta Zeta member and volunteer, Katerina Tsybouleva, made Green Greeks a registered student organization and helps recruit new members for the group and plan meetings.
Thank you to all of you who continue to enrich the Earth through Pink Goes Green. Please share your stories with us by sending them to PGG@dzshq.com today!