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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...

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...

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