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View the 2014 Report ~ Going Green and see what we've been up to!

See what we're doing to meet our goal of Climate Neutrality
by 2030.

Want to get involved? We are currently hiring several student leaders to work on projects and events through the 2015-16 Academic Year. Contact us at
(530) 898-3333 to find out more.

Find out about our GE Sustainability Pathway Minor in Sustainability Studies

Interested in a Minor in Managing for Sustainability?
See the course requirements for the Minor in Sustainability Studies - 18 units.

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This Way to Sustainability Conference XI is set for March 24-25, 2016. Conference proposals will be accepted through October 31st, 2015. Stay connected through our website or visit our Facebook page for continued updates and details.

Congratulations to our University Farm!
Ranked No. 1 for Sustainability in College Values Online's recent list of top sustainable college farms
See News Release of 10/2/15

Congratulations to our PowerSave Campus Team for winning the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program Best Practice Award at the 2015 CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) for their Wildcat Sustainability Showdown / Campus Conservation Nationals at Shasta and Lassen Residence Halls.

2015 PowerSave Green Campus Team
Photos by Hagop's Photography)

Please also join us in congratulating our very own Campus Sustainability Coordinator Fletcher Alexander for being awarded the 2015 Sustainability Champion Award at CHESC in recognition of his work with our student programs, campus initiatives and community partnerships. Additionally, Fletcher has worked with other campuses in developing their climate action plans.

Fletcher Alexander pictured with Rolland Richmond, CSU Humboldt at CHESC 2015
(Photos by Hagop's Photography)

Climate Neutrality at CSU, Chico
The Institute for Sustainable Development and Facilities Management & Services have partnered with Lucid to develop this Dashboard for the campus community. This interactive tool – the data and functionality it contains – are intended to increase awareness and transparency of energy consumption patterns on campus, to help identify opportunities for conservation, and to engage building occupants in better understanding their buildings and the impacts of their interactions with them on campus energy consumption. (Read more....)
Visit the Building Dashboard

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Check out Green Book 2015 for connections to sustainability groups and projects going on at CSU, Chico. This is your guide to getting involved!


CSU, Chico named to the Sierra Club's Cool Schools list, highlighting the nation's greenest colleges and universities. CSU, Chico ranked No. 39, the highest of any CSU (continue reading) ...


CLA LogoCSU, Chico is named one of six Climate Leadership Award Winners, and the only one in California!

See Chico State Sustainability Video

The public voted on the most innovative institution in each Carnegie Classification, and campuses with the top votes at the end of the competition had the chance to be featured in Planet Forward’s weekly webisodes, and potentially in other nationally-recognized blogs and major media outlets coordinated by Planet Forward.
See our video.

Second Nature will feature each Finalist in a month-long series on climate leadership around Earth Day.

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CSU, Chico's electricity competition was ranked among the Top 10 in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN)! Just in case you didn't know, CCN is the largest electricity and water reduction competition program for colleges and universities in the world. This achievement makes us very proud! To read more about Campus Conservation Nationals please visit their website.


Green Honor Roll 2014 imageCSU, Chico was one of the 21 colleges and universities nationwide named last week to Princeton Review's 2014 Green Honor Roll, and only one of eight schools to repeat from the 2013 list.
(See the full story)


What have we accomplished so far?
Take a look...........


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