CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico Named One of Top Five ‘Green’ Colleges

Date: 09-15-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico has received more national notice for its commitment to sustainability and environmental programs by being named one of the “Top Five ‘Green’ Colleges in America” by Yahoo News.

The online story, posted today, cites construction projects at CSU, Chico that have adhered to environmental building standards and “multiple earth-friendly service projects on campus and in the community.”

The other schools on the list are Oberlin College, Middlebury College, Evergreen State College and Green Mountain College.

The story can be found at http://news.yahoo.com/top-five-green-colleges-america-223700330.html.

Prior national honors for CSU, Chico in the area of sustainability include being ranked on top “green” school lists by the Sierra Club, Kiwi Magazine, the New York Times and environmental news websites The Daily Green and Grist, and winning the National Wildlife Federation’s “Chill Out” Contest for innovative ways to reduce global warming.

CSU, Chico has also received regional and national attention for sustainability-focused programs and events, including the student-led “This Way to Sustainability” conference, the largest of its kind in the country, the Green Campus Program and the College of Agriculture’s organic dairy, the first university dairy west of the Mississippi.