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Student club raises awareness on sustainability practices

Student club raises awareness on sustainability practices

George Johnston

April 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News

With a giant a plastic chandelier honing inside a canopy as their set piece, Student Sustainability Practices hosted "Plastic by the Numbers."This event took place at Trinity Commons on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Plastic by the Numbers" had a main goal of showing students the impact of plastic b...

The resale fashion frenzy

The resale fashion frenzy

Anna Porretta

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Previews

Our culture is wasteful. Our carbon footprints grow every year with each disposable water bottle, each new car and with each new pair of shoes.On Nov. 4, four resale boutiques will throw their 4th annual Boutique Crawl. The buy, sell, trade shops that will be participating are Bootleg, Three-Sixty Ecotique,...

Sierra Nevada brings exclusive brew to Golden 1 Center

Sierra Nevada brings exclusive brew to Golden 1 Center

Kayla Fitzgerald

August 22, 2016


Filed under News

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be bringing the new Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento its original craft beer and sustainability efforts in the upcoming season.The 10-year partnership will bring many of Sierra Nevada's award-winning beers while promoting the Sacramento Kings' commitment to sustainability and locally-sourced foods. Thi...

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

Eric Mcguire

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

“It’s been an unexpected ride,” said President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, a powerful member of the California State Senate. He is known for having taken a strong stance on sustainability, helping Senate bill 350 — a measure to cut California’s fossil fuel emissions in half by the year 2030 — to become a reality. He is also...

Legislator visits brewery, sustainability efforts ‘as good as it gets’

Legislator visits brewery, sustainability efforts ‘as good as it gets’

Eric Mcguire

April 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) came to Chico Thursday to tour Sierra Nevada brewery and to speak at Chico State. Last year De Leon's clean energy bill, SB 350, was passed in the state senate, bringing about a resolution to reduce California's fossil fuel emissions...

Boxed Water available on campus

Boxed Water available on campus

January 31, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Associated Students decided to sell Boxed Water on campus due to its environmental benefits. “A.S. wanted to start selling water that has sustainable packaging, gives back to causes that we feel are important and has a lower carbon footprint than traditional bottled water,” said Jake Jacobs, A....

No Need for Change

No Need for Change

Carly Plemons

August 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Campus parking meters will no longer accept change as a form of payment. The new meters can be used with and Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. The parking cost is $1 per hour or $5 per day until 10 p.m. Parking permits are required Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Passes are not re...

Sustainability conference aims to teach, promote green mindset

Sustainability conference aims to teach, promote green mindset

Elaine Knudsen

March 29, 2015


Filed under News

About 1,000 students showed up to the This Way to Sustainability conference, which showcased climate impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation strategies and implementation methods. “The event is mainly being held to open up students to sustainable living," said Austin Marshall, a volunteer. "A lo...

AS Sustainability hosts Clothing Swap Extravaganza

AS Sustainability hosts Clothing Swap Extravaganza

Taylor Sinclair

December 14, 2014


Filed under Features

Chico State's Associated Students Sustainability hosted its first Clothing Swap Extravaganza on Dec. 8. At the event students could pick out new clothes that were donated by other students while watching the movie "Elf" and munching on holiday treats. Sarah Anderson, a junior sociology major and marketing intern...

Sustainability Day held on campus

Sustainability Day held on campus

Jovanna Garcia

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

Students setup booths Wednesday morning at Colusa Hall in celebration of the campus's 12th Annual Campus Sustainability Day.Celebrated across the U.S., this year's theme is Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community."This event is a cool way for students to learn about all of these opportunities t...

Environmental groups lack diversity

Environmental groups lack diversity

Yessenia Funes

May 13, 2014


Filed under News

Natalie Calcutta, a graduating Chico State sociology major, was the only non-white voting board member of the Associated Students Environmental Affairs Council this year. "I don't think it ever really clicked with me being the only non-white person there," she said. The A.S. Environmental Affai...

Groundskeeper impacts sustainability program

Groundskeeper impacts sustainability program

Dominique Diaz

May 11, 2014


Filed under Features

An activist and lead groundskeeper has been involved in politics, local projects and is one of the main people responsible for the annual Diversion Excursion on campus. Luisa Garza started the Diversion Excursion program 14 years ago. The program has allowed students to donate and recycle items, which has re...

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