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Green Career Forum at TWTS VIII
This March PowerSave Green Campus will be hosting a Green Career Forum at Chico State’s ‘This Way to Sustainability’ Conference. This forum is aimed at educating those at the conference about ways in which they can get involved in a workforce dedicated to sustainable principles and practices. The forum is an interactive experience for students to see what kinds of opportunities are available in today’s expanding environmentally conscious workforce. Many of the panelists featured during this panel session are involved with energy and water efficiency programs, as well as conservation planning and waste auditing. A question and answer session will follow and attendees are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to interact with individuals currently working for a “green” company or organization.
Greening the Career Fair
Join us at the Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 10th 2013 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. PowerSave Green Campus will be identifying businesses with sustainable practices and companies that are hiring for sustainable positions. This is a great opportunity for students to discover companies and organizations that they may have not known were sustainable. For example, the Kohl’s company, as of December 2012, has 137 solar power systems activated in California, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Arizona. They have a team committed to environmental responsibility. There were many employers that have surprised us in the past, which is encouraging for all students who are looking for sustainable positions in the future.
Wildcat Sustainability Showdown
Chico State will be participating in the 3rd annual Campus Conservation Nationals this February 2013 and PowerSave Green Campus along with the help of the Institute for Sustainable Development, SCOOP, UHFS, Facilities Management, and more will be collaborating to make this event very successful! This event, called "Wildcat Sustainability Showdown", will involve two residence halls on campus to compete on a variety of levels and will take place over a three-week period starting February 14th, and ending on March 7th, 2013. Lassen Hall and Shasta Hall (which house 210 freshmen residents) will be competing nationally against all other campus participants as well as against each other in order to reduce a substantial amount of energy and water. Individuals in each residence hall will also be competing against one another in order to win prizes and motivate others to engage in the event. We are all very excited for this project, which will target a variety of areas including energy and water savings, outreach, and student engagement by integrating a "Eco-Resident Certification" provided by SCOOP as well as information regarding the upcoming "This Way to Sustainability Conference" where the winners will be announced on March 7th, 2013 at the Conference Reception. Check out the live dashboard to see how each team is doing: http://buildingdashboard.net/csuchico/#/csuchico/
TEHAMA LIGHTING PROJECT
In collaboration with Facilities Management here at Chico State, PowerSave Green Campus is conducting a lighting audit on Tehama Hall. The information collected in this audit will be the building blocks for a retrofit on the entire building. By switching the existing bulbs with more energy efficient bulbs the campus will save a significant amount of money on energy costs. After Tehama is done, O’Connell will also be audited and retrofitted. Our team is very excited about seeing some real kWh savings, and working with Facilities Management to reduce energy use on campus!