Institute for Sustainable Development


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View the 2014 Report ~ Going Green and see what we've been up to!

See what we're doing to meet our goal of Climate Neutrality
by 2030.

Want to get involved? We are currently hiring several student leaders to work on projects and events through the 2016-17 Academic Year. Contact us at
(530) 898-3333 to find out more.

Find out about our GE Sustainability Pathway Minor in Sustainability Studies

Interested in a Minor in Managing for Sustainability?
See the course requirements for the Minor in Sustainability Studies - 18 units.

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October is Campus Sustainability Month
To check out what we're planning and to see how you can be involved, visit our events page
And, check out President Gayle Hutchinson getting her outdoor activities logged too in this video and our recent hit on Action News.

Mark your calendars! This Way to Sustainability Conference XII is set for March 23-24, 2017.
Our online proposal submission form is now available. Submission deadline is October 31, 2016.
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Climate Neutrality at CSU, Chico
The Institute for Sustainable Development and Facilities Management & Services have partnered with Lucid to develop this Dashboard for the campus community. This interactive tool – the data and functionality it contains – are intended to increase awareness and transparency of energy consumption patterns on campus, to help identify opportunities for conservation, and to engage building occupants in better understanding their buildings and the impacts of their interactions with them on campus energy consumption. (Read more....)
Visit the Building Dashboard

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Check out Green Book 2015 for connections to sustainability groups and projects going on at CSU, Chico. This is your guide to getting involved!

See Chico State Sustainability Video

The public voted on the most innovative institution in each Carnegie Classification, and campuses with the top votes at the end of the competition had the chance to be featured in Planet Forward’s weekly webisodes, and potentially in other nationally-recognized blogs and major media outlets coordinated by Planet Forward.
See our video.

Second Nature will feature each Finalist in a month-long series on climate leadership around Earth Day.

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CSU, Chico's electricity competition was ranked among the Top 10 in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN)! Just in case you didn't know, CCN is the largest electricity and water reduction competition program for colleges and universities in the world. This achievement makes us very proud!


Green Honor Roll 2014 imageCSU, Chico was one of the 21 colleges and universities nationwide named last week to Princeton Review's 2014 Green Honor Roll, and only one of eight schools to repeat from the 2013 list.
(See the full story)


What have we accomplished so far?
Take a look...........


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