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Campus summit looks for fresh, green ideas

Nathan Lehmann

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The scene was ‘go green’ yesterday at the Bell Memorial
Union as people filled the auditorium for an annual environmental summit
hosted by the university’s sustainability-focused communities.

Sustainability

Photograph by Shelby Keck

A sign points toward the 11th Annual Campus Sustainability Day event Wednesday, Oct. 23, where Chico State Students encouraged education on sustainability. The event was held in the BMU Auditorium.


Every
year, Campus Sustainability Day aims
to promote the environmentally
friendly efforts that are being actively implemented on campus.

In
addition to the tabling event, a new planning workshop portion was
introduced which gave students, staff and community members the chance
to voice their opinions and contribute ideas for the
campus‘s long-term sustainability efforts.

Environmental
groups from the school and community formed tables to provide
information about the programs and initiatives they’ve been working on.

Some
themes that surrounded the discussions were the need to educate
students on what sustainability looks like at Chico State as well as
reinforcing the idea that knowledge by expanding the campus’s
promotional efforts and signage.

Isaac Freed, a
graduating music major, emphasized the importance of simple and
intuitive ways to connect sustainable ideas and practices within a
community through devices, such as the Zipcar automobile sharing
service.

“If Chico State sustainability committees
adopted a futuristic approach, the results may have the potential to be
large-scale.” said Freed.

Valerie Teegardin and Nathan Lehmann can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

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