The Orion

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Many students, from various grades, came to the event to participate in the strike. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Julian Mendoza and Carolyn Allen

September 23, 2019

Students of all ages and community members gathered for the Chico Climate Strike where they demanded a change in legislation and encouraged others to take action in the fight again our changing climate. Chico is one of many cities across over 150 countries participating in the climate strike. “Today is the first day of the ...

Youth demand better climate change policy

The band Low & Behold performing on the lawn. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza and Trenton Taylor

April 24, 2019

Trinity Commons was filled with tables from both campus and local organizations educating students on what they can do to take action against climate change during the Earth Day Festival. “We are trying to engage students in ways of fighting climate change through policy,” said Jared Geiser, executive...

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Alyssa Van Steen's waste jar contains a Band-Aid wrapper and the top packaging piece of a potato chip bag. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Yaritza Ayon

October 10, 2018

Associated Students Sustainability is challenging students to carry their trash with them for the entire month of October. The Zero Waste Challenge asks students and faculty to carry around all trash not recyclable, compostable or reusable in either a mason jar or gallon bag. Individuals signing up are given; an instructions guide, a paper bag for compostable items and a Ziploc bag for the...

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

While heading to their classes, students cast curious glances at the dozens of plastic cups laid out. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

September 27, 2018

Dozens of clear plastic cups reflecting the afternoon sun captured the attention of students passing by between the Student Services Center and Bell Memorial Union Monday. Approximately 365 plastic cups were laid out by Associated Students Sustainability to visually represent the waste of using a single cup every day for an entir...

Administrators questioned about future of Institute for Sustainable Development

Debra Larson explains that ISD is being defunded but rather the university is having conversations about how to restructure funds for the program. She made it clear that elimating ISD wasn't going to happen. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine

May 12, 2018

Next semester’s student leaders were already hard at work Friday, checking in on an Academic Senate meeting.The final Academic Senate meeting for the semester had deans from all colleges of the university celebrating their colleges and their graduates, with powerpoint presentations, speeches, and even ...

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