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Postponed fund delays projects

Kevin Killion, Associated Students education and outreach coordinator, said he wanted to propose an idea for the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee to fund his project. Photo credit: Lana Goddu

Lana Goddu

October 1, 2014

The Associated Students is suspending the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee this semester until spring 2015. Each semester, $5.75 is taken out of student fees, which is used to fund student sustainable projects, said Jovan Smith, A.S. vice president of facilities and services. The fee, w...

A.S. Sustainability without coordinator

Former Associated Students program coordinator Eli Goodsell. Photo courtesy Chico State

Lana Goddu

September 23, 2014

Eli Goodsell, the former Associated Students sustainability coordinator, left Chico State to become the recycling program manager at Conservation Corps North Bay. During his 11 years serving Chico State's sustainability efforts, Goodsell has helped out in many ways, said Jovan Smith, A.S. vice ...

Environmental groups lack diversity

Kaitlin Haley, A.S. Commissioner of Environmental Affairs. Orion File Photo.

Yessenia Funes

May 13, 2014

Natalie Calcutta, a graduating Chico State sociology major, was the only non-white voting board member of the Associated Students Environmental Affairs Council this year. "I don't think it ever really clicked with me being the only non-white person there," she said. The A.S. Environmental Affai...

Divestment gathers faculty support

Kevin Killion, a Chico State student involved in the divestment campaign, attended the California State Student Association May 4. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes

May 10, 2014

  A student activism class launched an online campaign last week to garner faculty support of university divestment from fossil fuel companies. The campaign received 51 signatures as of May 7, said geography professor Mark Stemen, who leads the "Environmental Thought and Action" class...

AS vote doesn’t guarantee divestment

AS vote doesn't guarantee divestment

Yessenia Funes

April 14, 2014

  Students and faculty have been hearing about divestment since last year, and now it’s finally made the Associated Students spring ballot. This year's ballot measure asks students whether the A.S. should encourage the University Foundation to immediately cease all new investments in the la...

Council works to restrict fracking

Infographic by Ashley O'Looney.

Yessenia Funes

February 5, 2014

Community-led organizations throughout Butte County are building an alliance to protect groundwater from hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking. The Butte Environmental Council, a nonprofit that focuses on education and advocacy, will meet with the Butte County Water Commission Wednesday to...

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