Sustainability: Student Participation
Campus Materials Audit
On September 29, 2011 Columbia state employees and students participated in a materials audit. The materials audit was supervised by Justiin Southwick of Wilmot Inc. This audit consisted of 2 days of inside and outside trash bins at the Columbia Campus. Mr. Southwick collected data and presented his findings on December 5, 2012.
Phi Theta Kappa Cellular Change: Columbia State’s Phi Theta Kappa students have been collecting deactivated/used cell phones to donate to ReCellular, who recycles cell phones and PDAs in an environmentally friendly manner. PTK students have collected more than 250 phones and PDAs since Spring 2009.
Keep America Beautiful Clean-up: Phi Theta Kappa students participate annually in the Maury County Great American Clean-up by cleaning up litter along the sides of the roads surrounding the Columbia Campus. Phi Theta Kappa members clean up a total of 1.3 miles of road.
Go Green Event
On April 22, 2010 students participated and assisted with the implementation of the “Go Green” event. Columbia State Community College held five events simultaneously. One event at each of the College's five campus locations from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This event honored the College's achievements and commitments towards sustainable business practices as well as promoted sustainable discussions amongst students and employees. The events occurred on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, which made the occasion all the more special.