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As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company....

Chico State is making an effort to conserve water by not watering lawns and embracing the dead look. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh // August 30, 2015

It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's...

Chico State reduces water through system improvements

Robert Engels // September 2, 2014

As California’s drought worsens, Chico State has taken further steps to reduce the amount of water used around campus and all facilities. Over the summer, the school’s Facilities Management...

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Eric Mccauley // February 25, 2014

A recent directive by the facilities managerial staff is asking custodians not to remove recyclables from university trash bins. In September, a custodian was seen taking a bag of cans and bottles...

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