Day of Action

Sustain and Reclaim: Spring Day of Action

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Student Services Center (SSC), Atrium

To recognize Earth Week, COD Cares Action Heroes will be doing their part to protect Mother Earth.

  • No need to register. Stop by and participate in any of the following activities designed by COD faculty!
  • Classes are welcome.

Wear your Action Hero shirt or stop by the event to get one!



  • Step 1: Fill biodegradable balloons with milkweed seeds.
  • Step 2: Launch balloons at 12:45 p.m.!!!
  • Step 3: Watch for bright wings and blooms this summer!

Plant seeds in toilet paper rolls for COD's community garden.

Sort keys and small metal objects for recycling.

Prepare willow branches from COD's campus to use for weaving baskets.

Prep crayons be made into Super Crayons for children with special needs.


Please bring all donated items to the Community Relations office (BIC 1D04) by end of business on Monday, April 16th or to the event.

  • Jeans (see below for more information)
  • 35mm film canisters
  • Cell phones
  • Crayons
  • Eyeglasses
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Keys and small metal objects
  • LPs and 45 records


*Will have an info table onsite 

  • COD Community Garden
  • COD Environmental Club
  • The Conservation Foundation
  • DuPage County Farm Bureau
  • DuPage Pads 
  • Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
  • Hadley Junior High School's Garden for Giving
  • Illinois Solar Energy Association
  • Lions Club International
  • Naturalist and Author Cindy Crosby
  • SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education)

If you are interested in helping with event setup or facilitating any of the Action or Donation Stations, please email 


Student Sustainability Event: Wednesday, April 18th

Please join us for a free screening of "The True Cost" on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234. As part of the Sustainability Film and Discussion Series, this documentary exposes the true story of clothing, from what we wear and who makes it to the impact the industry has on our world.

We will be collecting used jeans to distribute to people in need who are without shelter. 


Photo Galleries


Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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