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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
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...

AS Sustainability hosts final fall creek cleanup

Transfer student Gabby Larocco found trash alongside the creek such as bike parts and washed away food wrappers. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales
December 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Associated Students Sustainability joined Community Action Volunteers in Education to host the final creek cleanup of the semester. The organization led students who continued to show...

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review
October 9, 2019

https://youtu.be/9vGTj-M72Vw This week on The Orion Newscast, Butte Environmental Council commissions a new mural and our very own Angel Ortega reviews the controversial movie, Joker. Christian Solis can...

Wild and Scenic Film Festival promotes nature and activism

March 4, 2019

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival made a visit to Chico Feb. 28 to show 13 short films revolving around nature and activism. The festival was held in Ayres Hall, filled with diverse people from around...

Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

The Arc Pavillion hosted the 43rd anniversary dinner and awards gala for the Butte Environmental Council. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson
October 22, 2018

The Butte Environmental Council's 43rd Anniversary Gala was held in the ARC Pavillion Saturday. Within a hour of the event starting, the room was filled and the sounds of soulful alternative folk, thanks...

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

Getty Images photo by MHJ.
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...

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

While heading to their classes, students cast curious glances at the dozens of plastic cups laid out. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
September 27, 2018

Dozens of clear plastic cups reflecting the afternoon sun captured the attention of students passing by between the Student Services Center and Bell Memorial Union Monday. Approximately 365 plastic cups...

One last straw to sip

Editorial Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
September 5, 2018

Last semester, Chico State took a big oath when we decided to go strawless and ban all plastic straws from campus. In replacement, paper straws were given out upon request and steel metal straws were available...

We are part of the problem

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
April 18, 2018

The start of a solution is understanding that the U.S. is part of the problem. Chico State students are part of the problem. Anyone who has a social media account has that one friend who won't stop posting...

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Do you think straws should be banned on campus? Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
March 21, 2018

Sipping on a cool drink with a fancy colored straw while relaxing sounds all too intriguing. It’s a picture on Instagram that will attract all the likes but, in my eyes, this is just another accessory....

How to be environmentally friendly over the holidays

Father and daughter recycling for the holidays. Photo credit: Getty Images - Ryan J Lane
December 6, 2017

The holidays, although fun, can be very unsustainable when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, there are some ways to be more environmentally conscious when celebrating the holidays and new year....

Community contributes to clean local parks

Trucks were loaded with piles of trash. Photo credit: Christian Solis
September 16, 2017

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering....

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