Topping the Green List

Campus Embraces Sustainability

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Chico State has become the CSU’s leading campus in environmental education and sustainability programs.

  • Chico State was one of 22 schools in the U.S. and Canada named to The Princeton Review’s 2014 "Green Honor Roll," honoring "environmentally friendly" institutions. Chico received the highest possible score.
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) rated Chico State gold after a campuswide sustainability assessment.
  • The 2014 California Sustainability in Higher Education conference gave best practice awards to two campus sustainability efforts: the student-run Green Events Consulting Team and AS Dining’s sustainable food practices.
  • Chico State was one of 20 schools, and the only one in California, to be named a finalist in Second Nature’s 2014 Climate Leadership Awards.
  • Yahoo! News listed Chico State as one of the top five ‘Green’ Colleges in America in September 2011.
  • Chico State is a founding member of Alliance for Resilient Campuses, a pact to solve some of the biggest problems presented by climate change.
  • The Gateway Science Museum, the Student Services Center, Sutter Hall, and the Wildcat Recreation Center are LEED Gold certified for sustainable and environmentally conscious features.
  • The Normal Street Office Complex and Parking Structure was built to LEED silver specifications. Ninety-two percent of the construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills.
  • Chico State’s annual This Way to Sustainability is the nation’s largest student-run conference of its kind.

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