The Orion

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Graphic design done in illustrator Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Alex Coba

September 24, 2019

Starting school at Chico State marked my initiation to the world of paper straws. I remember the first time I encountered this monstrosity like it was yesterday:It was a hot summer day during the first week of school. I had just come out of my first journalism class here at Chico State. I was thirsty--...

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Amanda Reinhart believes a waste audit is important to help students be aware of their waste habits and where their waste actually ends up. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018

A.S. Sustainability, in collaboration with A.S. Recycling, will be hosting a waste audit outside of Chico State's Student Service Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A.S. Sustainability Assistant Coordinator Amanda Reinhart said the aim of this event is to call attention to people's waste habits. “We...

Plastic bag ban bums some buyers out

Julianna Eveland

Julianna Eveland

April 23, 2014

Chico does a commendable job of being an environmentally-friendly town. So good in fact, the plastic bag ban, which is meant to come into place throughout California in July 2015, might be pushed through Chico City Council prior to the mandatory ban date. I'm all for saving the planet, but a statewid...

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