Institute for Sustainable Development


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico


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2013 - This Way to Sustainability VIII Conference Sponsors

Each year this conference relys heavily on the generous support of our community to host this important conference. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event please complete our sponsorship form and we will contact you directly.

Conference Host:

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The Institute for Sustainable Development at CSU, Chico provides leadership in the development of sustainable solutions to the increasingly complex challenges of tomorrow through on-campus actions and the development of public-private partnerships focused on innovation, communication, conservation, and education.
Contact our office at (530) 898-3333, email us at or visit us in the Student Services Building, Room 464.

This year we are proud to include the following event sponsors:


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Through its Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee, the Associated Students of CSU, Chico is a proud sponsor of the annual This Way to Sustainability Conference.  The AS seeks to enrich the quality of campus life at California State University, Chico and to complement the educational mission of the university providing full actualization of the university experience through student governance, Bell Memorial Union facilities, a broad spectrum of programs, services and integral campus commercial enterprises.


Our Silver Sponsors:


The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is a 501(c)3 research organization representing more than 100 U.S. universities and international water science-related organizations. CUAHSI receives support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the advancement of water science in the United States.
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Sponsors of the Let's Talk About Water Open Forum on Thursday, March 7th, and is co-sponsor of our Keynote Presentation by Shalini Kantayya and her film A Drop of Life


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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., located in Chico, CA, is dedicated to making World-class beer while maintaining a triple bottom line—people, planet, profit.  At Sierra Nevada, sustainable business means recognizing the environmental impacts associated with our brewery operations and making a conscious effort to reduce that impact.  We are committed to leaving the smallest footprint possible without jeopardizing our high standards for quality.  We strive to maintain a healthy balance between artisan brewing, environmental stewardship, social equity and economic stability.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
1075 E 20th St
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 893-3520


Special Event Sponsors:

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This year's Book in Common:

Robert Glennon's new book, Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About It, covers the water story all across America.  

Thank you to our Book in Common Foundation. The Book in Common project provides a wide variety of resources for those who are interested in the book and the many issues that the book raises. See more about this year's Book in Common Unquenchable, by Robert Glennon.


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Thank you to our Rawlins Endowed Professorship
The Professor of Environmental Literacy will have the primary responsibility of assuring that all students who enter California State University, Chico are exposed to a variety of learning experiences which inform them of the state of the environment and why it is important that everyone participate in some way to reverse the decline.
Find out more about the Rawlins Endowed Professor of Environmental Literacy at CSU, Chico.


Our Bronze Sponsors:

CashNet Logo is one of the nation’s leading companies specializing in cash loans. Cash loans are small, short-term loans designed to help out people who just need a little temporary lift to get through a financial pinch. A cash loan can be perfect when you’re faced with a financial situation that requires immediate attention, be it an unexpected emergency expense, urgent household bill or outstanding debt. connects consumers with skilled lenders who have been selected for their trustworthiness and ability to provide competitive cash loans ranging from $100 to $1,000. There is no fee to use the service and there is no obligation to take any loan that is approved. For more information, visit, follow them on Facebook or on Twitter


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Honest Tea seeks to create and promote great-tasting, truly healthy, organic beverages. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and integrity we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all. 
Refreshingly  HONEST®  since 1998
Join us: Facebook |  Twitter |


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Lundberg Family Farms® is a family-owned and operated business committed to producing the finest quality rice and rice products. Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been using organic and eco-positive farming methods to produce wholesome, healthful rice and rice products while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come.
5311 Midway
Richvale, CA 95974


Chico Natural Foods Logo

Chico Natural Foods Cooperative is a member-owned grocery store in downtown Chico.  As a member of The Sustainable Food Trade Association, CNFC has a strong commitment to environmental responsibility.  We aim to connect people with the roots of their food. 
Chico Natural Foods Cooperative
818 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928

For more information visit


Our Copper Sponsors

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Oxford Suites Chico Is offering special discounted group rates during the conference:
$84 for a King Suite 
$94 for a Two Queen Suite
This rate includes a full hot breakfast buffet and evening reception with drinks and appetizers.  They are 100% wireless, have a business center, fitness center and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Chico Airport and Chico State University (must be scheduled in advance).
Call(530) 899-9090 and mention you are attending the  "This Way to Sustainability Conference"  to get the special rate.
2035 Business Lane
Chico, CA 95928


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YTD is the creator of the popular and highly downloaded YTD video download software. YTD is an easy to use program that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Yahoo Video, Facebook, Google Video, and many others.



Thanks Especially to our In-kind Donors:

Bidwell Perk
Brooklyn Bridge Bagels

Celestino's New York Pizza and Pasta
Cupcake Crusader
Jamba Juice
Madison Bear Garden
Nash's Restaurant
Pita Pit
R.W. Knudsen Family
Raw Indulgenc, Ltd., (Raw Revolution)
S&S Produce
The Plant Barn
TJ Farms Estates