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Upcoming Events 2014-2015

This web page is intended to connect campus and community with upcoming sustainable events. If you are a local community member with an upcoming non-profit sustainable event that you would like us to include on this page please e-mail details to

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October 2014

EcoRep Meeting & Dinner
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 pm
University Housing Utility Building (UHUB)
Live in the Res Halls? Interested in Sustainability? Join us for a catered dinner and an introduction to this conservation-focused peer-to-peer outreach group in Chico State’s Residence Halls. The program is recruiting for this year – come get involved, have fun and make a difference!

Sponsored by Chico State Eco Reps and the Residence Hall Association at CSU, Chico


Campus Sustainability Day
Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community

Student Sustainability Involvement Open House
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colusa Hall 100A

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Join the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Associated Students Sustainability Program in celebrating the 12th annual Campus Sustainability Day.

Campus Sustainability Day is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on each campus. The theme for the upcoming Campus Sustainability Day is Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community.

Ever wondered about opportunities for students to be actively involved in sustainability on campus? There are over twenty different student organizations and internship programs working in this area on the Chico State campus – join us for this open house to find out all about them!

Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Development and Associated Students Sustainability at CSU, Chico

We will also participate with Second Nature on events they will host in honor of Campus Sustainability Day. See their website for additional details.


Thursday, October 23, 2014
Panel Discussion - Whose Business is Sustainability
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Bell Memorial Union Room 210

Interested in pursuing a career in a green industry? Join us for a panel discussion with experts working on sustainability locally in government and utilities while they talk about their work, related challenges and opportunities, and how they got into the field they’re in.

Sponsored by PowerSave Campus, SCOOP and Phi Chi Theta


Friday, October 24, 2014
Choose to Cruise -
Farm Day
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Meet in the Student Services Center Plaza

Are you a fan of locally grown organic produce? Do you like to bike? Come along for a four mile cruiser ride from Chico State to the University Farm to celebrate National Food Day. We’ll be picking part of and preparing a meal on-site and dining together in the fields!

Sponsored by the Alt Trans Group, Organic Vegetable Project and Compost Display Area


Friday, October 24, 2014
Join us for a movie:
Growing Cities
Student Services Building Room 150
3:00 - 5:00 pm
RSVP for this event by emailing or call us at (530) 898-3333.
This event is free and open to the public, space may be limited

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Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The film follows two friends on their road trip across the country as they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food - from those growing food in backyards to make ends meet; to educators with the goal of teaching kids to eat better; to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more.

By showing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system - whether that means growing tomatoes in a windowsill or getting a flock of backyard chickens. At its core, the film asks viewers to reimagine what's possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption. Watch the movie trailer

Hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Development at CSU, Chico.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Proposals and abstracts for This Way to Sustainability Conference X are due. See our conference page to submit by the deadline.

March 2015

This Way to Sustainability Conference X
March 26-27, 2015

TWTS X logoParticipate in the largest, student-run sustainability conference of its kind in North America! We need over 100 student and community volunteers to make this a successful conference. If you are interested in volunteering contact our coordinators at to secure your spot now.

Conference proposals and abstracts are now being accepted through October 31, 2014. See our conference index page.