Sustainability at Chico State

Recognition and Accolades

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In 2007, Chico State was a founding signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), also known as the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, committing our campus to carbon neutrality. In 2015, President Hutchinson added resilience to the Climate Commitment, making campus and community resilience a top priority. These views ensure that Chico State maintains their status as one of the original trailblazers of sustainability in higher education. Chico State's position in the forefront of sustainable innovations and practices has received recognition far and wide, and we are proud to share these with you.

 Chico State Sustainability Awards

2019 Top Performers No. 7 Overall
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
 
2019 Cool Schools No. 39 Overall
Sierra Club
 
2018-2019 Tree Campus USA School
Arbor Day Foundation
 
2018 Cool Schools List No. 9 Overall
Sierra Club
 
2018 Top Performers No. 8 Overall
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
 
2018 Higher Education Greenie Awards 1st place
This Way To Sustainability Conference
 
2018 Gold Stars Rating
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
 
2016 Higher Education Greenie Awards 2nd place
This Way To Sustainability Conference
 
2015 Best Practice Award
Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
 
2013 CSU Champion
Campus Conservation Nationals
 
2013 Gold Stars Rating
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
 
2008 Best Practice Award
Energy Efficiency Partnership Program
CSU Sustainability Conference
 
2007 Honorable Mention
Energy Efficiency Partnership Program
CSU Sustainability Conference