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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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August 2014

Choose to Cruise
Sunday, August 31st

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Join the Alternative Transportation Group, the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Office of Student Life and Leadership on a cruiser ride from Sutter Plaza to 1-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park this Labor Day Weekend. This event is intended to introduce first-year students to Chico’s bicycling culture, and is open to all campus community members!

Bicycling Festival, Sutter Plaza, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Cruiser Ride from Sutter Plaza to 1-Mile, 12:30 – 1:00 PM
BBQ provided by Madison Bear Garden, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Activities in the Park, including softball, swimming and an Upper Park Bike Excursion, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Ride back to Campus, 3:00 – 3:30

All participants will receive free bicycling giveaways including bike lights, water bottles, Chico Bike Maps and either a T-shirt, U-lock, helmet, saddle bag, or an entry into Chico Velo’s Fall Fondo Bike Race!

October 2014

Campus Sustainability Day
Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium

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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.

Chico State was recently awarded a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature for leadership in Climate Action and Education for Sustainability.  Come learn about all the great work that's contributed to this recognition in Academics, Facilities, Housing, Dining, the Associated Students, Campus Governance, and much more! Tour over 30 displays highlighting sustainability programs and practices from across the campus, take pictures in the Food Day photo booth, make a smoothie with the bike blender, win awesome sustainability raffle prizes, and much more!

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

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.