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Dont miss this film ~ Time to Choose Wednseday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm in Colusa Hall 100A

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Upcoming Events 2016-2017

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Campus Sustainability Month!

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge
Now through October 15, 2016

Sign up for your chance to win some terrific prizes and outdoor gear and help CSU, Chico reach #1!
The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is about school communities and student bodies joining together to see who can get the most people outside and active. It's a Mother Nature meets March Madness-style competition where 90 schools from across the country will go head-to-head over six weeks. The school that gets the most people outdoors will win the National Outdoor Championship. We will also be recognizing the Outsider of the Year, the individual across all schools who logs the most outdoor activities, and the most Outdoorsy Person, the individual on each campus that logs the most outdoor activities for their school.
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See our Action News highlight of 9/28/16

October 25, 2016
Campus Sustainability Day Events
Trinity Commons, 10-2

If you're interested in sustainability on our campus this is the day to come check out all of the campus groups involved and see how you can get involved. There will be tabling, games, music, raffles, and a lot of like-minded students who can tell you all about their sustainability experiences on campus and in our community.

October 26, 2016
4:00 pm, Colusa Hall 100A
Film Screening - Time to Choose: Climate Change for Good

FREE and open to the public (see the film trailer)

Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film TIME TO CHOOSE.

Featuring narration by award-winning actor Oscar Isaac, TIME TO CHOOSE leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can to be done to fix this global threat.

Ferguson explores the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis and examines the power of solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an in-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet.
Hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Development

October 27, 2016
7:30 pm, Zingg Recital Hall in the new Arts Building
The CSU, Chico Humanities Center presents:
Andrea Wulf, "The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humboldt's New World "

FREE and open to the public (download flyer)

 “The Invention of Nature” tells the story of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), the great thinker and intrepid explorer who has more things named after him than anyone else – from the Humboldt current to towns, rivers, mountain ranges and a penguin. Though almost forgotten today, Humboldt was the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether exploring deep into the rainforest or climbing the world’s highest volcanoes. He saw nature as a web of life and amazingly predicted harmful human–induced climate change already in 1800. He turned scientific observation into poetic narrative, and his writings inspired naturalists and poets such as Darwin and Goethe but also politicians such as Jefferson. It was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s ‘Walden’. Wulf traces Humboldt’s influences through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art and literature.  "The Invention of Nature" brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life.
See this 4 minute film about her book, The Invention of Nature
Co-sponsored by the Departments of HIstory and Geography

October 31, 2016
Deadline for submission of This Way to Sustainability Conference Proposals
This Way to Sustainability Conference XII
Re-Envisioning the Future: Our Path Forward, March 23-24, 2017

If you would like to speak at this annual, nationally-recognized student-run conference, you must submit your proposal by October 31, 2016.
Visit our conference web pages to see full details.

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