Institute for Sustainable Development
Henning Barn

While the farmer holds the title to the land, actually, it belongs to all the people because civilization itself rests upon the soil.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Des Moines Register
July 8, 1979


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

Research and Creative Activities

Chico State is committed to high-quality research and creative activities that contribute to sustainable development such as renewable energy, ecosystems, sustainable building design, and resource economics. Research is a priority at Chico State, as stated in our Strategic Plan for the Future: "CSU, Chico and the CSU recognize that 'faculty scholarship, research, and creative activity are essential components of its primary mission' (The Cornerstones Report, Principle 4, p. 8). To that end, we seek to create a community of faculty and staff dedicated to the creation of high-quality learning environments in and outside of the classroom."