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Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

Natalie Hanson

October 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Butte Environmental Council's 43rd Anniversary Gala was held in the ARC Pavillion Saturday. Within a hour of the event starting, the room was filled and the sounds of soulful alternative folk, thanks to the band Sunday Iris, welcomed members to their tables. The Butte Environmental Council (B...

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Yaritza Ayon

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Associated Students Sustainability is challenging students to carry their trash with them for the entire month of October. The Zero Waste Challenge asks students and faculty to carry around all trash not recyclable, compostable or reusable in either a mason jar or gallon bag. Individuals signing up are given; an instructions guide, a paper bag for compostable items and a Ziploc bag for the...

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

Olyvia Simpson

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

Dozens of clear plastic cups reflecting the afternoon sun captured the attention of students passing by between the Student Services Center and Bell Memorial Union Monday. Approximately 365 plastic cups were laid out by Associated Students Sustainability to visually represent the waste of using a single cup every day for an entir...

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...

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