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Get Involved | On & Off Campus

Want to be part of the exciting new sustainability initiatives on Broward College's Campuses? 
 
You've come to the right place. 
 
Here you'll find up to date information on events, group meetings, volunteer opportunities and programs taking place on and off campus. Check back periodically to get in on the action and help make a difference at the college and in our communities. 
 
North Campus Sustainability Club
 
Want to meet BC students who share your passion for sustainability? Looking to get involved in projects on campus related to recycling, planting and educating? 
 
Join the North Campus Student Sustainability Club! 
 
We are currently in the process of organizing the club and officers are needed. 
 
If you are interested in helping to shape this organization or would like information about joining check out the club's Facebook Page or contact us
 
The Broward College Sustainability Committee
 
Would you like Broward College to listen to your input on sustainable projects? Would you also like to be among the first to hear about Broward College sustainability initiatives? 
 
If so, perhaps you'd like to be a student volunteer committee member on either the college wide or campus sustainability committee. Meetings are typically held once a month during the fall and winter semesters and faculty and administrators would love for you join us. 
 
And yes, you can make a difference. 
* We are currently looking for student volunteers. 
 
Contact us for information about the time, date,and location of the next meeting. 
 
We look forward to seeing you there! 
 
 
Volunteer with BC's OVAL (Office of Volunteering and Leadership)
 

There are many sustainability related volunteer opportunities offered through OVAL. Check out the link below to see what they have planned and how you can get involved.

 

OVAL | Events Calendar
Some of OVAL’s recent sustainability related initiatives have included:

  • Beach & Park Clean Ups
  • "Gift of Sight" Eyeglass Collection
  • Cell Phone Drive for Women in Distress of Broward
  • Earth Day 2011 Campus Clean up
  • Toys 4 Tots Drive
  • Cartridge Recycling Program 
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Canned Goods Drives
  • Habitat for Humanity Projects
  • Ronald McDonald House Projects
  • Teddy Bear Drive for Davie Police Department
Ready To Take The Pledge?
Almost 300 students have already gone green: 

 
 
Recycling Programs at BC
Have unwanted items or materials? Find out where and how to recycle at BC. 
 
 
Sustainability Scholarships
A comprehensive list of sustainability related scholarships from BC and outside organizations. 

 
Sustainability Superstars
Meet the students and staff who are making a difference every day at Broward College.
 
 
 
Want to learn more about how Sustainability can be a part of or even drive your career? 
 
Check out our full list of courses relating to sustainability, green business & the environment.​

Donations Needed For Central Campus Student Life Collections
Currently, Student Life is collecting:

  • Cell Phones for "Cell Phone for Soldiers"
  • Ink Cartridges (All sizes and colors)
  • Terracycle (Chip bags, Caprisun, Etc.)
  •  "Gift of Sight": Sun Glasses & Prescription Pairs

All Donations may be brought to the Student Life Center: Building 19, Room 106

 

NIKE Reuse-A-Shoe



Shoes Die.  Soles Live On.  www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/better-world/reuse-a-shoe

Established in the early 1990s, Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program collects old, worn-out athletic shoes for recycling, and along with pre-consumer shoe waste, transforms them into Nike Grind, a material used to create athletic and playground surfaces and more. More than 1.5 million pairs of worn-out shoes are collected for recycling each year in addition to thousands of tons of pre-consumer manufacturing scrap material that is also recycled. Since the Broward College program began, we've collected more than 2,300 pairs of used athletic shoes/rubber soled shoes. There are 2 drop off locations: Student Life Central Campus (19/106) and Student Life Willis Holcombe Center (33/221).

 

TerraCycle


Help to REDUCE the amount of waste going into landfills.
http://www.broward.edu/teamgreen/Pages/recycling.aspx

TerraCycle is a company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating waste collection programs (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging from recycled park benches
to upcycled backpacks.


With the help of students, faculty, staff, family and friends the college rescued 400,900 items from the landfill. Our 2016 goal, is to rescue 600,000 items, we need your help. View your campus brochure to see what specific items are eligible for our program. Only CLEAN items can be donated to this program. We have rescued over 70 tons of materials and have raised over $33,000 as of 1/30/16!


Ronald McDonald House

 


Pull Tab Collection
https://rmhcsouthflorida.org


Our local Ronald McDonald House in Ft Lauderdale has an on-going Pull Tab Program.  Schools, groups and individuals collect the pull tabs from aluminum cans and turn them in for recycling.  Collecting pull tabs is a great way to participate in a philanthropy cause and teach the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some of the Chapters of the Ronald McDonald Houses have raised thousands of dollars with their pull tab collections – up to $30,000. Drop off your pull tabs at Student Life Central Campus (19/106) and Student Life Willis Holcombe Center (33/221).

 

Cell Phones for Soldiers

 

http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com


Cell Phones for Soldiers fuels its mission through generous monetary contributions and the recycling of donated mobile phones. This organization has worked to provide free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. The charity's longstanding calling card program, Minutes That Matter has provided servicemen and women with an estimated 3 million prepaid calling cards, equating to more than 213 million minutes of FREE talk time. Drop off your cellphone and accessories at Student Life Central Campus (19/106) and Student Life Willis Holcombe Center (33/221).


Ink Cartridge Recycling

 


Over 375 million empty toner and ink cartridges are thrown into the trash every year in the US. Most of these printer cartridges end up on landfill sites or in incinerators. By recycling printer cartridges, we conserve natural resources and energy by reducing the need for virgin materials. Up to 97 percent of the materials that make up a printer cartridge can be recycled or reused if taken care of. The plastics used in printer cartridges are very slow to decompose, ranging between 450 to 1000 years, depending on the cartridge type. Ink cartridges may also leak printer ink polluting the surrounding environment. We accept all cartridges (HP, Brother, Sharp, Epson, Office Depot, Staples). Drop off your ink and tone cartridges at Student Life Central Campus (19/106) and Student Life Willis Holcombe Center (33/221).

 

Community Outreach Activities:

  • School Supplies for Sunland Park Academy in Sunrise
  • Park Clean Ups at the Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach
  • Park Clean Ups Hugh Taylor in Sunrise
  • Beach Clean Ups at John U Lloyd Beach in Ft Lauderdale
  • Women in Distress 5K Walk
  • Alzheimer Assoc. Memory Walk
  • Helping at the Ronald Mcdonald House in Ft Lauderdale
  • CANs will Make You Dance – Food Drive for Hope Center in Davie
  • CAN-tastic - Food Drive for Feeding South Florida in Pembroke Park
  • Clothing/Food Drive for Broward Partnership for the Homeless

 

Adopted the Green Rangers

  • Adopted a kindergarten class at Sunland Park Academy in Sunrise
  • Set up a program to visit the kindergarten class twice a month to educate the students about recycling

 

On Central Campus

  • Earth Day (April)
  • Earth Summit (April)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness (October)
  • National Recycling Day (November)
  • Veterans Appreciation Day (November)
  • Guest Speaker – Ron Magill, Communications Director of the Miami-Dade Zoological Park American - wildlife expert and photographer
  • Guest Speaker – J.R Harding, Disability Coach
  • Guest Speaker – Louise Mokone, MS in Organizational Management
  • Science Fridays – Dr Serrano's Eco Tours (Spring term)
  • Science Fridays – Dr Serrano's  Environmental Science Bachelor Program Guest Speakers (Winter semester)

Off Site Eco-education Tours

  • FAU Research Facility Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton
  • FAU Research Facility – Seatech Campus - Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering in Dania Beach
  • UF Research Facility – Master Gardeners in Davie
  • Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral
  • Billie Swamp Safari in Clewiston
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