Get Involved

​There are many ways for students and staff to get involved in sustainability efforts on campus. Join our commitment to a greener future, and read on to learn more about we're doing our part to make the world a better place  and how you can help.

Get involved in campus-wide sustainability initiatives at North Lake College:

​Green Club

The GREEN Club (Grass Roots Environmental Education Network) is a student organization that cultivates an awareness of environmental stewardship and develop skills for sustainable living.
 
The GREEN Club’s mission is to help members develop earth-healthy habits and enjoy the fun of living sustainably. The club is open to all North Lake students and staff. The GREEN Club helps to raise awareness about environmental issues such as waste, pollution, deforestation, energy, global warming, agriculture, soil erosion, food, air and water quality, wildlife habitat loss, and other local and global environmental issues.

Green Club Membership Benefits

  • Earn extra credit and volunteer service hours by participating in club activities.
  • Learn what you can do in your personal life to improve your health and environment.
  • Become an advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainability. By your leadership example and enthusiasm you will teach others to also take care of the planet.
  • Learn about opportunities for jobs in environmental and sustainability related careers.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society at colleges and universities. The North Lake College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa manages the campus community garden and volunteers annually for the Trinity Trash Bash, hosted by Keep Irving Beautiful. In 2014, PTK was recognized for their community leadership at Keep Irving Beautiful annual awards banquet.

Service Learning in Sustainability

North Lake College Service Learning Program is a nationally recognized program that integrates volunteer activities with classroom learning to promote civic engagement and community responsibility.

Students can earn Service Learning on campus or with community organizations. Some examples of Service Learning in Sustainability include:

  • Campus Community Garden
  • Campus Ecological Footprint
  • Coppell Nature Park
  • Keep Irving Beautiful
  • Living Learning Garden
  • RecycleMania
  • Tree Campus USA 
  • And many others


Sustainable Blazers Committee

The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students, and meets to discuss sustainable initiatives across academics, engagement, operations, administration and policy for North Lake. Please contact Brandon Morton for meeting times and committee activities at bmorton@dcccd.edu. 

  • Brandon Morton, Chair, Sustainability Coordinator
  • Tiska Thomas, Ex-Officio, Vice President of Business Services
  • Dr. Gemmy Allen, Professor of Business and Marketing
  • Lee Arrington, Custodial and Recycling Coordinator
  • Monica Atwell, Adjunct Instruction of Biology
  • J. Keith Baker, Faculty President and Professor of Finance and Mortgage Banking
  • Jane Bell, Librarian
  • Trevor Bennett, Professor of Visual Arts
  • Dalia Blell, Counseling Services
  • Dr. Brett Bodily, Professor of English
  • Gabe Borvak, Adjunct Instructor Biology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Irena Borvakova, Professor of Mathematics
  • Bradford Bosher, Professor of Construction Management
  • Dr. Lynn Brink, Professor of Government
  • Abel Calvillo, Landscaping Assistant
  • Terrence Caston, Professor of Electrical Technology
  • Matt Charnoski, Grounds Supervisor
  • Tiziana Costa, Partnerships Manager for West Campus
  • George Driscoll, Professor of Computer Science
  • Laura Dunmore, South Campus Assistant
  • James Duran, Professor of Government
  • Brett Dyer, Professor of Arts
  • Candace Eldridge, Orientation Coordinator
  • Renee Flowers, Assistant Directors of Advising
  • Ixchel Frierson, Staff Development Specialist
  • Dr. Malcolm Frierson, Professor of History, SAGE Scholars Chair
  • Barbara Goldstein, Faculty Contract Specialist
  • Tim Gottleber, Professor of Computer Science and Biology
  • Brandi Harris, Professor of English
  • Kelly Hartfield, Accountant
  • Bobby Hayes, Human Resources Specialist
  • Lori Hester, Assistant for TRIO and Upward Bound
  • Sonya Hopkins, Professor of Speech Communications
  • Mike Huddleston, Professor of Biology and Field Studies
  • Andreshia Kelley, Student Programs Coordinator
  • Dr. Vaishali Khamankar, Professor of Biology
  • Olga Lanchas, Assistant Accountant
  • Pam Laney, Facilities Department Assistant
  • Beth Langer, Assistant Director of Facilities Services
  • Chris Marrs, Associate Director of Facilities Services
  • Dr. Nathaniel Means, Professor of History
  • Amanda Mello, Professor of Biology and Field Studies
  • Michelle Myer, Professor of Speech Communications
  • Katelyn Miller, Biology Labs Assistant
  • Brandon Murrell, Assistant Director of Facilities Services
  • Amelia Nalls, Director of Financial Aid
  • Kay Nixon, Human Resources Specialist
  • Lona Parr, Professor of Physical Education
  • Dr. Bethany Periera, Professor of Biology
  • Michael Pope, Graphic Designer
  • Rachelle Powell, Professor of Sociology
  • Brian Reinhart, Senior Web Writer and Editor
  • Leslie Reyes, Professor of Spanish
  • Tremaya Reynolds, Assistant Director of Marketing
  • Garrett Rosser, Associate Director of Energy Management
  • Maria Serra, Professor of Microbiology
  • Adrianne Settles, Student Programs Coordinator
  • Sherry Sharifian, Professor of Government 
  • Charles Siegel, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
  • Jordan Sloop, Biology Labs Director
  • Lynne Smith-Brush, Associate Dean of Workforce, Business and Technology
  • Greg Sommers, Athletics Director
  • Dr. Henry Su, Professor of Microbiology
  • Cornelius Thompson, HVAC Technician
  • Sunitra Todewale, Accountant
  • Dr. Roy Vu, Professor of History
  • John Watson, Director of Facilities Services
  • Jeff Williams, Director of Information Technology Services
  • Joe Wheeler, Professor of Biology and Anatomy and Physiology
  • Billy Yost, Senior Veterans Affairs Coordinator
  • Neda Zargar, Professor of Physics
  • William Zelada, Senior Information Systems Manager
  • Andrea Ziehm, Professional Development Manager