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Photo includes plates with extra food on the return counter at Sutter Dining Hall. Photo taken Sept. 14 by Hiroto Nakajima.

Sutter Dining Hall’s serious food waste problem

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // November 19, 2022

Students, faculty and dining hall staff all eat at Sutter Dining Hall for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are various foods like pizza, hamburgers and fresh vegetables. Diners can take whatever they...

Composting Chico into a better place

Composting Chico into a better place

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // September 22, 2021

The Chico State Associated Students Sustainability Program reopened its community compost garden on Sept. 10. It’s located between the tennis courts and railroad tracks behind Yolo Hall in a small fenced...

The sprawling garden area of the Kentfield Garden near East 1st Ave.

Dirt to soil, worms & leftovers

Jessica Shippelhoute and Erin Holve // May 17, 2021

What is composting and why does it matter? The first rays of sunlight beamed across the sleeping town of Chico as the low rumble of garbage trucks sounded off the Esplanade. Many Chico residents are...

Courtney Silver, second-year graduate biology major on the AS Sustainability Committee, emphasizes the fact that the trash talkers are going to educate students about composting. Photo courtesy of Courtney Silver.

‘Trash talkers’ spread the word about change to composting efforts

December 5, 2015

Since the change in composting at Chico State, students have been mobilized to talk trash across campus. But it's not the trash talk that first comes to mind, they're literally talking about trash.The...

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