Institute for Sustainable Development
City Parks and Natural Resource Manager Dan Effseaf visiting classroom

CSU, Chico's South Campus Neighborhood Project Recognized at CHESC 2016

CHESC 2016 Best Practices Award for Innovation in Sustainability


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

SCNP Feedback

"On behalf of Professor Fosen’s ENGL 338Z class we would like to formally thank you for the opportunity to work on the South Campus Neighborhood Project. It is safe to assume that we, as a whole, appreciate the ability to directly benefit the community that we have all been apart of for so many collective years. This is a wonderful chance to improve a small, but very influential sector of downtown Chico. Many of us commute through, reside in, or do business within this area of concern, and all have opinions on how best to improve this area." – Letter from Student Participants in ENGL 338

“I felt more connected to the community than I ever have in my five years as a Chico State student. I think it’s great to include students in the community while getting them out in the field learning data collection skills. Any lab class should try to make this happen.” – GEOS 365 Student Participant

“This is the real deal – as good an experience as my time in college has provided. The opportunity to put my skills learned in the classroom immediately to use on a significant, real world project right here in my own community has been incredibly valuable to me and an experience that will help define my time in Chico.” – GEOG 411 Student Participant