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Agriculture not green enough, experts say

Agriculture not green enough, experts say

Yessenia Funes

March 7, 2014


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Anya Fernald, CEO and founder of Belcampo, believes aspiring farmers should go big rather than small. Belcampo is an California-based agricultural company that handles meat the old-fashioned way but on a larger-than-usual scale—20,000 acres to be exact.While Belcampo is small compared to huge monocultural industrial farms,...

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Yessenia Funes

March 6, 2014


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The Campus Sustainability Committee has high aims for 2020.The committee showcased its long-term campus-wide plan to improve sustainability and garnered student feedback at the This Way to Sustainability Conference Thursday in the Bell Memorial Union. Students split into five groups and provide...

University ignores students’ voices

February 12, 2014


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It is said that change starts with one person, but that rarely seems to be the case. This semester, students in a geography class are working toward change on campus. Students in the Environmental Thought in Action course are currently trying to get a new advisory measure on the Associated Students...

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Gary Nelson

February 11, 2014


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The University Farm is opening a new market on Friday with the Organic Vegetable Project. The Organic Vegetable Project is a grant-funded, research-based and student-run project that started in the spring of 2008. The project was spearheaded by Associated Students Sustainability and Lee Altier, professor of horticulture and director of the...

Student activists seek oil divestment

Student activists seek oil divestment

Eric Mccauley

February 9, 2014


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Members of a student activism course are working with Associated Students to draft a ballot measure that would urge the university to release all stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Each year, students in the Environmental Thought in Action course work to place an advisory measure on the A.S. spring election ...

Campus awarded sustainability gold

Campus awarded sustainability gold

Nicholas Carr

December 20, 2013


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Chico State has been awarded the second-highest sustainability rating offered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The university received a “gold” rating under the association’s self-reporting system, which has given higher education institutions a way to measure performance and progres...

Campus summit looks for fresh, green ideas

Nathan Lehmann

October 25, 2013


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The scene was 'go green' yesterday at the Bell Memorial Union as people filled the auditorium for an annual environmental summit hosted by the university's sustainability-focused communities.Every year, Campus Sustainability Day aims to promote the environmentally friendly efforts that are being a...

Chico State rated ‘green’ by Princeton

Chico State rated ‘green’ by Princeton

Bill Hall

September 7, 2013


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Farm-to-table lunches. Alternative transportation programs. Composting and recycling. Student resident hall competitions to reduce energy use. These are just a few of the programs that Chico State engages in while traveling the long path to a sustainable campus. For the second year in a row,...

Faculty, alumni join city’s green committee

Bill Hall

September 4, 2013


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Chico State faculty and alumni were among those up for consideration as the City Council selected seven committee members for the newly reconstituted Sustainability Task Force on Tuesday night. Fourteen applicants were reviewed for the seven-member committee. After a ballot in which each of the...

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