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Multiple discussion groups took place in small groups. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Julian Mendoza // February 7, 2019

An open forum was held in Colusa Hall on Tuesday to discuss measures to move campus in a more sustainable direction. The goal of the forum was to hear ideas from Chico State affiliates and community members....

The Arc Pavillion hosted the 43rd anniversary dinner and awards gala for the Butte Environmental Council. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

Natalie Hanson // October 22, 2018

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...

Alyssa Van Steen's waste jar contains a Band-Aid wrapper and the top packaging piece of a potato chip bag. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Yaritza Ayon // October 10, 2018

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...

While heading to their classes, students cast curious glances at the dozens of plastic cups laid out. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

Olyvia Simpson // September 27, 2018

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...

A.S. Dining Student Lead Jordan Menkes assembles a Post Plastic straw kit on May 2.

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert // May 7, 2018

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...

Amanda Reinhart believes a waste audit is important to help students be aware of their waste habits and where their waste actually ends up. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Kelsi Sibert // April 18, 2018

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...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

We are part of the problem

Kendall George // April 18, 2018

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...

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. Photo credit: Kelsey Veith

Photo of the day

Kelsey Veith // April 16, 2018

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...

Sophia Graves believes that all Chico State students should take the strawless challenge. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Roberto Fonseca // April 16, 2018

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...

Do you think straws should be banned on campus? Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Karen Limones // March 21, 2018

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....

(Left to right) Kelly Scott, Michal Hanson, Alyssa Myers and Elizabeth Harmer celebrate the successful sustainability conference that they all helped coordinate this year. Photo credit: Alex Grant

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

Josh Cozine // March 19, 2018

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...

Michael Guzzi and Jason Whiteley are lead consultants for information on the new Siskiyou Hall building project. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Building project raises concerns over climate neutrality, campus transparency

Natalie Hanson // March 12, 2018

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...

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