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Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable m...

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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...

We are part of the problem

We are part of the problem

Kendall George

April 18, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

The start of a solution is understanding that the U.S. is part of the problem. Chico State students are part of the problem. Anyone who has a social media account has that one friend who won't stop posting pictures of the melting ice caps, sad Koala Bears with their habitats cut down and beach pictu...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Kelsey Veith

April 16, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Photo of the Day

Did you know Chico State is one of the leading campuses in sustainability and plans to be climate neutral by the year 2030? So enjoy your morning coffee with a guilt free conscious and keep up those sustainable practices Wildcats.

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Roberto Fonseca

April 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

An estimated 500 million straws are used daily in the United States and the majority of those end up in various oceans. On April 23, Chico State will be officially be taking the strawless challenge in an effort to bring awareness to the plastic straw waste problem and to reduce the amount of plastic used on ...

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Karen Limones

March 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Sipping on a cool drink with a fancy colored straw while relaxing sounds all too intriguing. It’s a picture on Instagram that will attract all the likes but, in my eyes, this is just another accessory. While this image gets attention through the virtual world, that one plastic straw is going back into...

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

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

Josh Cozine

March 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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...

Building project raises concerns over climate neutrality, campus transparency

Building project raises concerns over climate neutrality, campus transparency

Natalie Hanson

March 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase

The science building behind Meriam Library, Siskiyou Hall, has a replacement three times its size coming soon. And after students recently expressed concerns about what this new building means for the campus’ future, as well as the university’s commitment to sustainability, administrators have begun re...

New physical science building to use fossil fuels; students criticize campus

New physical science building to use fossil fuels; students criticize campus

Natalie Hanson

February 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase

The next Chico State building project planned for construction will use a gas-powered energy plan.President Gayle Hutchinson revealed the plans for the new building, currently referred to as Siskiyou II, earlier this month. Construction of the structure will require demolishing Siskiyou Hall and revampi...

How to be environmentally friendly over the holidays

How to be environmentally friendly over the holidays

Kendall George

December 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The holidays, although fun, can be very unsustainable when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, there are some ways to be more environmentally conscious when celebrating the holidays and new year. Some people may think that it is hard and that the changes needed to make an impact are not worth it...

Sustainability event becomes an opportunity to volunteer and collaborate on projects

Sustainability event becomes an opportunity to volunteer and collaborate on projects

Natalie Hanson

November 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Associated Students' Sustainability program will offer a chance for students to volunteer.The AS Compost and Garden Team will host a volunteer day on Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help with their fall semester projects, according to a press release.The event will take place in the compost disp...

Chico State named one of greenest campuses in the US by The Princeton Review

Chico State named one of greenest campuses in the US by The Princeton Review

Andrew Freeman

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State continues to gain recognition, as the university was listed in the Princeton Review’s annual “Guide to Green Colleges.” The Princeton Review is an organization that helps students find the college that is best for them. They do this by putting each campus listed on their si...

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