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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 earlier this month.  The 2020 climate discussion called attention to maintaining resiliency in a w...

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 delivered by President Donald Trump, Chico politicians and aspiring candidates for local office...

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 staged by Chico State students and Chico high schoolers. Christian Solis can be reached at the...

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

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

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 action be taken to address the climate crisis we are currently living through,” Steven Marquardt...

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

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

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 solutions.With the Chico Green New Deal freshly introduced a week earlier, the city began planning ...

Students and community rally for the Chico Green New Deal

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

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 Movement made note of the importance of standing with communities in Los Angeles and Sonom...

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

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

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, volunteers from Sunrise Movement posed a question for PG&E: “With even more fires happening...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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