Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Faculty and staff present students with opportunities, including internships, academic programs, and funding, for involvement in a variety of sustainability projects. Many of Chico’s innovations in sustainability have been initiated by students.

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The Institute for Sustainable Development

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The Institute for Sustainable Development helps guide CSU, Chico's strong commitment to balancing human, social, cultural, and economic needs with the natural environment. Through events and partnerships on and off campus, the institute enhances the University's role as a national leader in environmental education, builder of environmentally friendly facilities, and model of sustainable practices.

Associated Students

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Chico State's Associated Students is well known for its highly effective sustainability programs such as AS Recycling, which collects nearly 600,000 pounds of recyclables each year. Numerous activities year round involve hundreds of students and members of the community.