Institute for Sustainable Development


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

2012 Conference Sponsors

Each year this conference relys heavily on the generous support of our community to host this important conference. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event please complete our sponsorship form and we will contact you directly.
This year we are proud to include the following sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

AS Sustainability Logo
What is the AS Sustainability Fund?

Through its Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee, the Associated Students of CSU, Chico is a proud sponsor of the annual This Way to Sustainability Conference.  The AS seeks to enrich the quality of campus life at California State University, Chico and to complement the educational mission of the university providing full actualization of the university experience through student governance, Bell Memorial Union facilities, a broad spectrum of programs, services and integral campus commercial enterprises. 


Gold Sponsors:

Sierra Nevada Logo

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., located in Chico, CA, is dedicated to making World-class beer while maintaining a triple bottom line—people, planet, profit.  At Sierra Nevada, sustainable business means recognizing the environmental impacts associated with our brewery operations and making a conscious effort to reduce that impact.  We are committed to leaving the smallest footprint possible without jeopardizing our high standards for quality.  We strive to maintain a healthy balance between artisan brewing, environmental stewardship, social equity and economic stability.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
1075 E 20th St
Chico, Ca 95928
(530) 893-3520



Silver Sponsor

Rawlins Endowed Professorship 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.


Copper Sponsors:

Oxford Suites logo

Oxford Suites Chico Is offering special discounted rates during the conference:
$84 for a King Suite 
$94 for a Two Queen Suite
This rate includes a full hot breakfast buffet and evening reception with drinks and appetizers.  They are 100% wireless, have a business center, fitness center and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Chico Airport.
Call (530) 899-9090 and mention you are attending the  "This Way to Sustainability Conference"  to get the special rate.

Oxford Suites is creating awareness for employees and guests about protecting our earth's resources for future generations with the Live Green Program. The Live Green Program includes using water and energy-efficient equipment,  environmentally friendly cleaning products, and bulk amenities to reduce waste of plastic bottles.

Oxford Suites Chico
2035 Business Lane
Chico, CA 95928


In-Kind Sponsors:

Ecover Logo

2760 E. Spring St. Ste. 220
Long Beach, CA 90806


Floral Native Nursery Logo
Floral Native Nursery
2511 Floral Avenue
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 892-2511
 was started in 1998 by Germain Boivin, a native of Quebec, Canada. When first traveling to California in 1991, Germain was amazed by the diversity, abundance, and beauty of California plant life. A lover of plants, he realized the potential of a specialty nursery and started to experiment on California native plant breeding. With help from the California Native Plant Society, the International Plant Propagators Society, and professors at California State University Chico, Germain is becoming proficient in this developing field.



Lundberg Family Farms logo

Lundberg Family Farms® is a family-owned and operated business that is committed to producing the finest quality rice and rice products for your family. Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth.
Lundberg Family Farms®
5311 Midway
Richvale, CA


Mission Linen Logo
Mission Linen Supply
1340 West 7th Street
Chico, CA
(530) 342-4110


Raw Revolution logo

Raw Revolution Bars are an organic energy bar made by family owned, New York based company Raw Indulgence. The bars are all natural, vegan, gluten free, soy free and peanut free; and produced in our own plant.
Raw Indulgence, Ltd.
200 Saw Mill River Rd.
Hawthorne, NY 10532



Smuckers Logo
Smucker Natural Foods, Inc. is America's leading producer of natural and
organic  beverages  and  includes the brands R. W. Knudsen Family and Santa
Cruz Organic.  These brands are known for their high quality and innovative
product  lines  of  pure  juice  and  blended  fruit juices.  These include
flavors  such  as  Lemon Ginger Echinacea, Cranberry Nectar, and Acai Berry
over  300  products  in  all   distributed to both natural and grocery food