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Administrators questioned about future of Institute for Sustainable Development

Debra Larson explains that ISD is being defunded but rather the university is having conversations about how to restructure funds for the program. She made it clear that elimating ISD wasn't going to happen. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine

May 12, 2018

Next semester’s student leaders were already hard at work Friday, checking in on an Academic Senate meeting.The final Academic Senate meeting for the semester had deans from all colleges of the university celebrating their colleges and their graduates, with powerpoint presentations, speeches, and even ...

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...

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, climate change activist, to speak at Chico State

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to present Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians to Chico State for a student and community Earth Month event. Image courtesy of the Institute for Sustainable Development.

Josh Cozine

April 13, 2018

Youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez will appear in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium Monday to speak about his role in climate change activism.The event, which takes place from 3-5 p.m., is open to everyone with prior registration required.At the age of 15, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stood before representatives of ...

‘This Way to Sustainability’ highlights carbon neutrality and student engagement

(Left to right) Kelly Scott, Michal Hanson, Alyssa Myers and Elizabeth Harmer celebrate the successful sustainability conference that they all helped coordinate this year. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine

March 19, 2018

Sustainability driven students and faculty gathered from across the state Thursday and Friday for Chico State’s 13th annual This Way to Sustainability Conference. One of the largest conferences of its type in the state, the event was organized by The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), a...

Students think green for dorm sustainability competition

Elise Resh, first-year pre-nursing major, does her part to conserve energy by using her heater and cooler as little as possible. Photo credit: Alisa Thorsen

Alisa Thorsen

March 3, 2015

After a tiring day of school, Megan Moran would walk into her Lassen Hall dorm room, flip on her light switch and turn on the heater. After a long shower and half a load of laundry later, Moran would be ready to call it a night and leave her desk lamp on for her roommate. "I had no idea how much energy I was wasting," sai...

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