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Climate Change: It’s OK to cry about It

Holland Kanne, Contributor // April 28, 2023

If you haven’t yet heard, the earth is in ecological collapse. Fires are rampant, natural disasters are on the news every day and wildlife biodiversity has plummeted. Scientists call this the sixth...

Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Contaminated water a residual effect of Camp Fire

Julian Mendoza // November 3, 2019

One year after the Camp Fire, residents in Paradise have been using bottled water as their main source of water since water quality has plummeted from pollutants. “One of the problems that happened...

Sunrise Movement protesters gather in the Meriam Library breezeway Thursday. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Sunrise Movement protests at Meriam Library

Julian Mendoza // September 28, 2019

Students protested Thursday outside Meriam Library - using buckets as drums, smoke masks and their voices - to raise awareness about climate change.Starting at around Noon, students from the Sunrise Movement...

Many students, from various grades, came to the event to participate in the strike. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Julian Mendoza and Carolyn Allen // September 23, 2019
Chico joins the rest of the world in the climate strike on September 20th.
Demondra Martin adds her idea to include in a resolution to the university on acting on climate change. Martin wrote that scooters and bikes need to be available for rent, and cheaply Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Josh Cozine // December 11, 2018

Students of Mark Stemen’s Community Service and Geography class shared stories, Dec. 5, written from the perspective of students living in a much warmer and very different future from what we now...

The parking lot across from the Wildcat Recreation Center is full of cars on a Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

Amelia Storm // October 8, 2018

Parking has never been easy for Chico State students, but, thanks to new developments, temporary lots may be coming soon.The university has slowly been acquiring land after the publication of Chico State’s...

(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

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

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...

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Yessenia Funes // April 3, 2014
The demonstration was part of a campaign to get the university to divest its stock investments from fossil fuel companies.
Mark Stemen, associate professor in the geography and planning department, discuss the fire safety issues in Butte Hall. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Fire marshal report reprimands Butte Hall

Yessenia Funes // April 1, 2014
Benches and bulletin boards on the second-through-seventh floors were labeled as fire hazards and removed following an inspection by the fire marshal. Tea kettles, microwaves, refrigerators and coffeemakers were also removed from offices on several floors.
Kaitlin Haley, A.S. Commissioner of Environmental Affairs, discusses the importance of sustainable investments. Orion File Photo.

Student activists seek oil divestment

Eric Mccauley // February 9, 2014
Students in an activism course aim to create an advisory measure on the A.S. spring election ballot.
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Crissy Geiger volunteers in the University Farm’s organic garden. Many of the crops produced here will make their way into the menu served by A.S. Dining Services and University Housing.

Chico State rated ‘green’ by Princeton

Bill Hall // September 7, 2013
Multiple programs at Chico State contributed to the university's sustainable award.
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