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Chico continues Earth Month celebrations with Earth Day Festival

Local environmental and food groups combined forces to host the Earth Day Festival at Trinity Commons on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

April 19, 2018

In honor of Earth Day, food and environmental groups including the Butte Environmental Council, Chico Natural Foods and AS Sustainability collaborated to host the Earth Day Festival. The event took place at the Trinity Commons area on Thursday from 10.a.m until 2 p.m. It featured music and a variety...

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Amanda Reinhart believes a waste audit is important to help students be aware of their waste habits and where their waste actually ends up. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018

A.S. Sustainability, in collaboration with A.S. Recycling, will be hosting a waste audit outside of Chico State's Student Service Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A.S. Sustainability Assistant Coordinator Amanda Reinhart said the aim of this event is to call attention to people's waste habits. “We...

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez signed copies of his new book

Lizzie Helmer

April 17, 2018

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a two-hour...

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