Institute for Sustainable Development
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Ecological Sustainability
“To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

The World Commission on Environment and Development


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

What have we accomplished so far?

At CSU, Chico we have been working diligently to implement our 6th Strategic Priority:
Believing that each generation owes something to those who follow, we will create environmentally literate citizens who embrace sustainability as a way of living. We will be wise stewards of scarce resources and, in seeking to develop the whole person, be aware that our individual and collective actions have economic, social, and environmental consequences locally, regionally, and globally.

What all have we done?

Associated Students organizations, projects, and positions committed to sustainability:

University-wide positions and projects committed to sustainability (campus collaboration):

  • Rawlins Endowed Professor of Environmental Literacy An endowment has been established to create a position for a faculty member whose responsibility will be to prepare all students of all majors, across the campus, for dealing with a world environment which is being continually diminished by loss of species, disappearance of habitats, and degradation of air, water, and soil.
  • Director of Environmental Programs collaborates with both state and federal agencies to obtain environmental grants and contracts.
  • Sustainability coordinator to work with students, campus and community groups to implement and support sustainability programs.
  • Director of Civic Engagement with a determined focus on community-service–learning.
  • Chico Carbon Challenge: Students Test Energy-Reduction Strategies

Academic programs:

Community participation:

As we continue to grow and expand with our sustainability mission and goals, we will continue to update this web site so please continue to visit this site.