The Orion

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...

Bottle ban should follow bag ban

Kevin Crittenden

April 28, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A city-wide plastic bag ban will soon be put into effect. Local shoppers will have to alter their habits slightly, or pay a small fee per bag.If this town is serious about being sustainable, such a miniscule shift in consumer habits shouldn’t be too difficult to manage.The next step in disrupting the cyc...

Fish feces fuel sustainable food business

Fish feces fuel sustainable food business

Christine Lee

March 11, 2014


Filed under News

Two Chico State graduates are starting a sustainable food business using a combination of fish feces and age-old agricultural techniques. Zi Kuang and Kirill Obraztsov, two friends who graduated from Chico State with masters degrees in business administration, are using a production method called aquaponics to grow ve...

Campus wins state energy competition

Campus wins state energy competition

Yessenia Funes

March 10, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State's Shasta and Lassen Halls competed in this year's Campus Conservation Nationals and beat other 16 California campuses. The two residence halls reduced their energy by over 23 percent from a two-week baseline, said Fletcher Alexander, the campus sustainability coordinator. No other c...

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Yessenia Funes

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

As students lined up to register for this year's sustainability conference in Bell Memorial Union, they may have noticed Sheridan Ex, a sophomore recreation major, whizzing around in a royal blue top, clipboard in hand. Though she coordinated the conference with two other students, Ex led the pack. She is incredibly motivated and organ...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
sustainability