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Diversion Excursion 2015 diverted over 22,000 lbs. from our landfill this year!

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Upcoming Events 2015-2016

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 2015

This Way to Sustainability Conference XI
Proposal Submissions
Now - October 31, 2015

Visit the conference web page to submit your March 2016 conference proposal now through October 31, 2015.

Volunteer to be a leader for This Way to Sustainability Conference XI. There are many opportunities to get involved, meet sustainability professionals, be part of the largest, student-run sustainability conference of its kind in North America! This is a great resume builder and an excellent way to get involved with like-minded students, and be a leader in sustainability at Chico State.

Check out our volunteer web page for specific details on the many volunteer positions available.

Campus Sustainability Day Events
Wednesday, October 21st

Come join California State University, Chico as it celebrates National Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday, October 21st. The Institute for Sustainable Development and the Associated Students (AS) Sustainability Program are the organizers of the local celebration of a day that is observed by colleges and universities across the nation. It is sponsored by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium.

Location: Between Glenn and Siskiyou Halls

AS Sustainability will be tabling to promote and inform students about their Compost Display Area, October's Wildcats Go Sustainable Challenge, and sustainable Fair Trade food.

100-Mile Meal

To celebrate Campus Sustainability Day, AS Dining has partnered with AS Sustainability's Dining Consultant team to create a 100 mile meal. This means all ingredients will be sourced within 100 miles of our campus! This meal will be sold in the Marketplace at the Local Lunch Station.

Green Career Panel
Wednesday, October 21st at 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: Student Services Building, Room 150

We are excited to announce that PowerSave will be hosting, in conjunction with SCOOP, a Chico State Alumni Green Career Panel. The panel will consist of alumni who have made a career for themselves in the sustainability field. This is a great opportunity to pick the brains of some of our own Wildcats! We encourage you to come with questions for our panel members about what interests you in the sustainable fields.
Refreshments will be provided.

Chico's Air: Polluted or Clean?
Panel Discussion (see flyer)
Tuesday, October 27th at 5:30-6:30 pm
Bell Memorial Union, Room 203

This panel will discuss some of the legal, environmental, and health issues associated with air pollution here in Chico and California. 

The panelist consist of Jim Wagoner the Air Pollution Control Officer from Butte County Air Quality Management District, CLIC’s Environmental Advocates (EA) Marina Herrera and Taylor Wetzel, and Johnnie Raymond an Air Pollution Specialist from the California Air Resources Board. Mr. Wagoner will provide an update of Butte County’s quest for attaining state and federal health-based air quality standards. CLIC’s Environmental Advocates will discuss some of the health effects associated with the types of air pollution found in Chico and overview how air pollution correlates with global warming. The panel will conclude with Mr. Raymond discussing AB-32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which requires CA “to reduce its GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.”

Light snacks will be provided and a chance to win a Klean Kanteen or Chico Bag! For more information please contact the Community Legal Information Center at (530) 898-4354 or visit us at