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Chico State holds annual sustainability conference online to discuss resiliency, city planning.

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // April 9, 2020

Chico State students, faculty and staff continued to host the 15th annual “This Way to Sustainability,” conference online on March 26 and 27 after COVID-19 restrictions moved the university to close...

Affordable housing, sustainable living: Visions for Chico 2020 at The People’s State of the Union

Kimberly Morales // February 12, 2020

Members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to the panel about concerns such as the mobile home living situation in Paradise. Photo by Dayanna Negrete Following the State of the Union address...

The Orion Newscast: Chico Bans Flavored Tobacco & Students Walk Out

Christian Solis // December 12, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4xPtsxoxwE This week on The Orion Newscast reporters cover Chico City Council's decision to ban all flavored tobacco sales in Chico, as well as a climate, walkout...

Climate Sunrise organization leads the rally about climate change on Chico State campus. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Carolyn Allen and Jack Lewis // December 9, 2019

On Friday, high school and college students dropped everything to join an on-campus Climate Strike, the second of its kind in Chico. “We’re stopping business as usual and demanding that transformative...

Associate planner Dexter O'Connell shared his opinion with the group. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Kimberly Morales // November 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Butte Environmental Council hosted a listening session designed to educate the community about the role housing plays in climate change, while allowing discussion to examine the possible...

Students and community members rallied together with other Sunrise Movements across California. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Students and community rally for the Chico Green New Deal

Kimberly Morales // November 3, 2019

On Friday, at the edges of Chico State's campus, Sunrise Movement Chico rallied with other Sunrise Movement locations across the state demanding a change to save California from their state of emergency.Sunrise...

Volunteers displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from wildfires. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Kimberly Morales and Melissa Herrera // November 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sunrise Movement Chico displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from what they claimed to be due to “the negligence of PG&E.”With tombstones laid out on campus,...

Sustainability measure shows Chico’s determination for climate action

Nate Rettinger // April 12, 2019

On April 17, students will have the opportunity to participate in Chico State's student election. This year's ballot includes a proposition to better educate students on the issues of climate change.Local...

Chico City counsel that includes Mayor Randall Stone and Vice Mayor Alex Brown deliberating over the climate declaration Photo credit: Gordy Papalias

Passionate Chico residents and city council members discuss cannabis and climate change

Gordy Papalias // April 4, 2019

The city of Chico held a council meeting at the Municipal Building downtown on Tuesday, where they discussed who would be on the commercial cannabis citizen advisory committee, and whether or not the council...

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening detailing making the task force a commission at the Municipal Center. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Nate Rettinger // March 6, 2019

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss taking steps to become a commission. They also endorsed the Declaration of Climate Emergency as proposed by Chico 350, a local group...

Multiple discussion groups took place in small groups. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Julian Mendoza // February 7, 2019

An open forum was held in Colusa Hall on Tuesday to discuss measures to move campus in a more sustainable direction. The goal of the forum was to hear ideas from Chico State affiliates and community members....

Protestors showcased their signs at the 2019 Chico Women's March. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Kendall George // January 19, 2019

Early Saturday morning, Chico residents filled the city plaza for the third annual Chico Women’s March. People took to the downtown streets to stand in solidarity for women’s rights, climate change...

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