Institute for Sustainable Development


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

2008 This Way to Sustainability IV Conference

Tours and Exhibits


Jeff Mott, BCEP / Institute for Sustainable Development
North Entrance to BMU
Tour the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve           
Thursday, 11:00-2:00        

Francine Stuelpnagel, GRUB        
North Entrance to BMU
Tour of GRUB garden at Riparia
Thursday, 1:30

Rob Thacker, CSU, Chico        
North Entrance to BMU
Student Services Center - Pursuit of LEED Gold Certification           
Thursday 1:30

Jeff Mott, BCCER / Institute for Sustainable Development
North Entrance to BMU
Tour the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserves        
Friday, 9:00-1:00

Cheri Chastain, Sierra Nevada Brewery         
North Entrance to BMU
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Sustainability Tour
Friday, 1:30

Amelia Gulling, Chico Green Campus Program
North Entrance to BMU
Campus Energy Tour           
Friday, 1:30

LaDona Knigge and students in GEOG 425, CSU,Chico
North Entrance to BMU
ECO Chico Bike Tour
Saturday, 9:00

Mark Herrera, Marley Zalay, AS Sustainability, Chico
North Entrance to BMU
Hands-on Compost Workshop at the Compost Display Area (CDA)        
Saturday, 11:00


Sustainable Solutions in Higher Education
Selvester's Café
Exhibit open throughout the conferenceStudents from Mark Stemen's Environmental Issues class have created educational posters on sustainable practices at colleges and universities around the nation. Come learn what more we can do to create a more sustainable Chico State.

Sustainable Furniture Showcase
Colusa HallChico State will build its first new residence and dining hall in 25 years.  Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010. It will accommodate over 200 students and have a state-of-the art dining facility. We intend that this new building will be certified as LEED silver, part of our campus commitment to be wise stewards of the natural world. 

As part of the campus effort, we will be looking for furnishings and materials for our new facility that are "green" and sustainable and seeking to identify vendors noted for their commitment to sustainability. Your are invited to tour and experience this furniture showcase and learn more about what is possible and about the commitment of Student Affairs to the goals of the campus. Current residence hall students, staff, faculty, and administrators have also been invited on this open tour. 
Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Artists of the Natural World
Exhibit Open Throughout the Conference
This exhibition includes paintings and photographs which explore contemporary responses to imagery and processes of our natural world. The invited artists have exhibited their artwork (created in the this community) in galleries and museums across the country and abroad.  Their diverse  responses to nature as muse should prove intriguing, interesting and enjoyable.

"The Sustainable Art Contest"
BMU 2nd Floor Lounge
Exhibit open throughout the conference
The show displayed art pieces submitted to the Sustainable Arts Contest, which was hosted by the AS Sustainability Program and funded in part by AS Activity Fee. The contest was open to all types of media, ranging from poems to 3-D sculptures. Winners will be announced during the reception on Friday, November 7th, from 4-6 p.m. How do you imagine sustainability? Come check out the variety of arts submitted by students and local artists.