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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 leaders in the community have expressed support for a more sustainable Chico. Mayor Randall Stone, Vi...

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

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 should declare a climate action emergency for Chico.The cannabis committee would be tasked wi...

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

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 devoted to sustainability. The Task Force listened to solutions to environmental problems posed by member...

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

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. It featured small group discussions about different topics.   Each topic had its own tab...

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

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 and intersectionality. This event comes just three months after the Camp Fire left Paradi...

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Josh Cozine

December 11, 2018

Students of Mark Stemen’s Community Service and Geography class shared stories, Dec. 5, written from the perspective of students living in a much warmer and very different future from what we now face, during a Community Action Planning (CAP), organized by the First-Year Experience Program. With ...

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018

The Earth as we know it is disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate. I know it, you know it and we need to stop ignoring it.Over the past decade, there’s been no secret about the fact that our climate is rapidly changing and becoming too hot for the earth to remain sustainable. Coral reefs once full of vib...

Gateway Science Museum temporarily closing for instillation of new exhibits on climate change

Gateway Science Museum temporarily closing for instillation of new exhibits on climate change

Kelsi Sibert

May 14, 2018

The Gateway Science Museum is currently closed for exhibit installation from May 7 through May 25 and will open back up on May 26.Executive Director of the Gateway Science Museum Adrienne McGraw said the museum is changing the theme to focus on environmental concerns."We're featuring the topic of climate c...

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Josh Cozine

April 16, 2018

Nearly 800 students and community members of all ages filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Monday in anticipation of world-renowned climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Martinez spoke for over an hour, discussing his childhood, growing up with a love for nature while seeing the environmental destruction of...

Local science advocates lead March for Science

Local science advocates lead March for Science

Josiah Nicholl and Josh Cozine

April 14, 2018

Science advocates across Chico joined forces at the Trinity Commons lawn on Saturday for the March for Science event. The March for Science, which began at 10 a.m., is an event advocating for policy-makers to look at the evidence for climate change and enact laws to benefit the greater good.The event...

Engineers of new science building present to students, faculty

Engineers of new science building present to students, faculty

Alejandra Fraga

March 15, 2018

A town hall meeting was held to discuss the new physical science building this Wednesday.The meeting consisted of a presentation from Kim Swanson, a representative from Smith's Group and Joe Wennish, a mechanical engineer in charge of the mechanical system of the building.More information on Siskiyou II w...

Building project raises concerns over climate neutrality, campus transparency

Building project raises concerns over climate neutrality, campus transparency

Natalie Hanson

March 12, 2018

The science building behind Meriam Library, Siskiyou Hall, has a replacement three times its size coming soon. And after students recently expressed concerns about what this new building means for the campus’ future, as well as the university’s commitment to sustainability, administrators have begun re...

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