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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


Filed under Community, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase

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...

Global warning

Global warning

Nicole Henson

February 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The theory that humans have created climate change was once considered a hippie ideology with no scientific evidence to offer support.Today the thought is less than radical. It is supported by undeniable contributing factors that have led even the least intellectual of humans to rethink the impact we have on the envir...

Trump’s cabinet rejects ideas

Trump’s cabinet rejects ideas

Susan Whaley

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It isn't just Hillary supporters who reject Donald Trump's policies.Trump won the keys to the White House with bold claims of torture, immigration, climate change, terrorism and foreign politics. The "greater America" that Trump is aiming for might never come to fruition, as his own cabinet stands in his way.This is the best outcome for a Trump presidency; people around him, in powerful government positions who disagree with him.The most recent nominee to break ...

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