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Students walkout for #ClimateUprising as part of a national movement

Alex Depa emphasized that environmental change needs to be taken before exploring the option of inhabiting Mars on Friday afternoon at Trinity Lawn during the #ClimateUprising walkout. Photo credit: Brian Luong

March 15, 2019

Alex Depa carried a cardboard sign around Trinity Lawn reading: “Don’t make us use Mars,” before speaking to a crowd. “This planet is pretty much fucked OK,” he said as he took the mic to address the crowd gathered. “We’re gonna have to move off-planet within a few centuries... but don’t...

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...

Chico continues Earth Month celebrations with Earth Day Festival

Local environmental and food groups combined forces to host the Earth Day Festival at Trinity Commons on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

April 19, 2018

In honor of Earth Day, food and environmental groups including the Butte Environmental Council, Chico Natural Foods and AS Sustainability collaborated to host the Earth Day Festival. The event took place at the Trinity Commons area on Thursday from 10.a.m until 2 p.m. It featured music and a variety...

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Amanda Reinhart believes a waste audit is important to help students be aware of their waste habits and where their waste actually ends up. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018

A.S. Sustainability, in collaboration with A.S. Recycling, will be hosting a waste audit outside of Chico State's Student Service Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A.S. Sustainability Assistant Coordinator Amanda Reinhart said the aim of this event is to call attention to people's waste habits. “We...

Sustainability funding frozen, student projects being affected

AS Sustainability composting garden. Photo credit: Victoria Rohrer

Victoria Rohrer

March 25, 2017

A Bell Memorial Union Committee vote halted the funding cycle of the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee for the spring 2017 semester to take a better look at the policies and codes of the AS Sustainability program.SFAC is in charge of allocating money to students in the form of grants to help f...

AS Sustainability hosts Clothing Swap Extravaganza

Students gathered in Bell Memorial Union on Dec. 8 to trade clothes with each other. Photo credit: Taylor Sinclair

Taylor Sinclair

December 14, 2014

Chico State's Associated Students Sustainability hosted its first Clothing Swap Extravaganza on Dec. 8. At the event students could pick out new clothes that were donated by other students while watching the movie "Elf" and munching on holiday treats. Sarah Anderson, a junior sociology major and marketing intern...

Sustainability Day held on campus

Kaitlin Haley, Team Manager at PowerSave Campus at the Campus Sustainability Day event held at Colusa Hall. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Jovanna Garcia

October 23, 2014

Students setup booths Wednesday morning at Colusa Hall in celebration of the campus's 12th Annual Campus Sustainability Day.Celebrated across the U.S., this year's theme is Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community."This event is a cool way for students to learn about all of these opportunities t...

Postponed fund delays projects

Kevin Killion, Associated Students education and outreach coordinator, said he wanted to propose an idea for the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee to fund his project. Photo credit: Lana Goddu

Lana Goddu

October 1, 2014

The Associated Students is suspending the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee this semester until spring 2015. Each semester, $5.75 is taken out of student fees, which is used to fund student sustainable projects, said Jovan Smith, A.S. vice president of facilities and services. The fee, w...

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