These Delta Zeta chapters are doing great things in the world of green!
We received news recently about how our Delta Zeta chapters are doing great things to help the environment. We are highlighting a few of them here.
The Pi Alpha Chapter (University of Florida) received third place in the "How Low Can You Go?" Sorority Water Challenge. Halley Wharton, LAMP Editor for Pi Alpha, tells Pink Goes Green how the chapter became involved in this environmental challenge.
Members of the Pi Alpha Chapter
"Our chapter got involved with the 'How Low Can You Go?' challenge when the Panhellenic president contacted our chapter regarding the six-week challenge that was sponsored by the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department and the University of Florida Office of Sustainability.
"Our Recycling Committee Chairman, Raquel Bicknell, was asked to carry out the challenge for Pi Alpha and help raise awareness on the importance of water conservation and protecting our local springs. To meet the challenge, our chapter participated in weekly mini-challenges and water testing for the greatest percentage of reduction in water use. Our ultimate goal was to conserve the amount of water we use daily in our house. We are receiving a certificate for placing third in the competition."
Congratulations to Pi Alpha for not only proactively taken a part in water conservation, but working to educate others about the importance of reducing water waste and safeguarding our water supplies. Pink Goes Green has blogged about water conservation here, and encourages all of our chapters to take the challenge, whether they are entering a competition or not, to save the limited resource of water.
The Delta Alpha Chapter (California State University/Long Beach) won the "Greeks Going Green "award at the university's Greek Awards.
The Delta Alpha Chapter
The university is working diligently toward a path of sustainability to minimize its ecological footprint, "Beginning with the development of its first-ever climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the campus community will be asked to support and make changes … that promote environmental, economic, and social sustainability," said CSULB Energy and Sustainability Manager Paul Wingco in a recently article published in the Daily 49er student newspaper.
The Iota Chapter just received recognition for its second place win in the Greeks Go Green competition at Iowa State University. "Iowa Now" online news reports, "A collaborative effort between Fraternity and Sorority Life and UI Student Government (UISG), the houses were challenged to reduce their energy bills for the month. The competition’s final data showed savings of $608.66 and 597.06 kilowatt hours (kWh) for the entire Greek community that participated."
The Iota Chapter
The Iota Chapter won second place in the compettion with a 39 percent energy decrease. Read more here.
Are you or your chapter doing an initiative or program to be green and help the environment? Please let us know by sending us your story and photos, and we'll feature you on the Pink Goes Green blog! Send your news to PGG@dzshq.com.