Sustainability at Chico State

Sustainability in Action

Facilities Management and Services

onsite leaf mulching operationsOur Facilities Management and Services (FMS) department is dedicated to a proactive, efficient, customer-focused approach and is recognized for excellence in stewardship and service to our campus. We devote ourselves to improving our campus environment using sustainable practices and innovative technology in a manner that enhances learning, assures safety, and maximizes resources. We are continually strengthening partnerships and creating a culture among our campus community that is synonymous with integrity, professionalism, and excellence; preparing for tomorrow by committing to our responsibilities today.

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Chico State is a Tree Campus USA

logo for tree campus USAChico State is proud to have earned Tree Campus USA(opens in new window) recognition!  To obtain this distinction, we met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. 

If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, and energy use. As a result of our commitment to effective urban forest management, we are helping to provide a solution to these global challenges.

Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund

wildcats rise logoOn November 8, 2018, our community experienced the unthinkable - the deadly Camp Fire.  The Camp Fire devastated an entire community and sent shockwaves through our region.  Our campus, however, showed our resilience and rose quickly the aid of those in need.

The University has established the Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund to allocate financial resources to those who were directly impacted by the Camp Fire. Donations to this fund will support students, faculty, and staff in need of aid for clothing and household goods, electronics such as phones and laptops, transportation, childcare assistance, temporary housing, school supplies, or meal assistance.

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