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The Bell Memorial Union on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Chico, Calif.

Sustainability grant deadline approaching, $5,000 student-led grants available

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // October 8, 2021

The last day to submit a proposal for a $5,000 Associated Students Sustainability Fund is Nov. 2, but students must first attend one October workshop to apply. The A.S. has a sustainability fund for keen...

Composting Chico into a better place

Composting Chico into a better place

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // September 22, 2021

The Chico State Associated Students Sustainability Program reopened its community compost garden on Sept. 10. It’s located between the tennis courts and railroad tracks behind Yolo Hall in a small fenced...

Chico State holds annual sustainability conference online to discuss resiliency, city planning.

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // April 9, 2020

Chico State students, faculty and staff continued to host the 15th annual “This Way to Sustainability,” conference online on March 26 and 27 after COVID-19 restrictions moved the university to close...

Current botany Master’s student Mitch Bamford participates in a previous controlled burn.
Photo credit - Jason Halley - CSU Chico University Photographer

Prescribed fire lights sustainable path forward

Emily Neria, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

The smoke looming over the Chico horizon Thursday afternoon was no cause for residential alarm. The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER), Terra Fuego and Cal Fire conducted a prescribed burn across...

Brian Luong and Matteo pose within a frame at the opening event for Second Bloom Supply.

Student entrepreneurs utilize ‘thrifting’ passion with vintage clothing pop-up

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

We all wear clothes. They are a core part of our identity, but where did you get your clothes from? Like most people, we probably got our clothes new, from a department store. Second Bloom Supply...

The city of Chico joined Butte County in drawing plans to create more competitive and sustainable energy rates for local residents. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Chico sparks new energy authority with Butte County supervisors

Kimberly Morales // December 2, 2019

Butte County has declared a hand in the market for electricity with Chico, the largest city in the county, as a partner to introduce an alternative for residents to buy their power from.The purpose of...

After the event, there was a group photo of Audrey Denney and all those students and organizations that worked hard to push for this deal. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Nate Rettinger // April 29, 2019

In the historic El Rey theatre, Audrey Denney triumphantly held the newly signed pledge to support a Green New Deal up to a roar of applause. With this pledge, Denney became an ally in the fight against...

Meet the 2019 Associated Students Presidential Candidates

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor // April 15, 2019

Three people are running for the Associated Students presidential position this spring. Whoever wins will have the potential to have the largest voice for students at Chico State. So, we sat down with...

Sustainability measure shows Chico’s determination for climate action

Nate Rettinger // April 12, 2019

On April 17, students will have the opportunity to participate in Chico State's student election. This year's ballot includes a proposition to better educate students on the issues of climate change.Local...

Nirvan Mullick and crowd hold their fists up as the sign for the #ClimateUprising on Friday. The clenched fist is a symbol of the #ClimateUprising. Photo credit: Christian Solis

14th annual ‘This Way to Sustainability’: Climate change is already here

"This Way to Sustainability" was held Thursday and Friday, highlighting Chico State's green initiative on campus. The nationally recognized, student-run conference helped to spread information about climate...

Sustainability and Wildcat of the Week on The Orion Newscast for 4/3/19

Christian Solis // April 3, 2019

Chico State hosts the annual 'This Way to Sustainability' conference and Isaiah Roybal is The Orion's Wildcat of the Week. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20...

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening detailing making the task force a commission at the Municipal Center. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Nate Rettinger // March 6, 2019

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss taking steps to become a commission. They also endorsed the Declaration of Climate Emergency as proposed by Chico 350, a local group...

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