Institute for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices (SCOOP) won first place for student projects at a CSU system Facilities Management conference in November, 2008 (see news release).


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

SCOOP - Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices

SCOOP is a student organization working with offices on campus to assess current office practices and make recommendations for improvements. This student project began in 2007 and focuses on students performing office energy audits and comprehensive sustainability consultations.

SCOOP provides sustainable consultations to all campus departments and offices in order to learn and take charge in new “sustainability” techniques to start saving money and energy. SCOOP believes in bringing the sustainable culture of Chico State that students are subjected to every day and expanding this education to faculty and staff. The process consists of student consultants taking a walk through the office and then providing recommendations for the office to become more sustainable, while also rewarding for their current sustainable actions. These are the categories of change:

  1. Energy
  2. Procurement
  3. Waste/Recycling
  4. Transportation
  5. Office/Employee Health and Wellness

We would love to work with your office/department! To participate in an office consultation please complete an application by clicking HERE to submit an online request or contact our consultants at the information provided below.

Membership Opportunities:
Each semester the Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices (SCOOP) program is looking for new students to join our team of dedicated and passionate consultants. Students learn the consultation process, how to interact in real world situations and are submersed in an active alumni association.

If you are interested in joining SCOOP, please email

Student Director:
Nicholas Chicoine

Staff Advisor:
Fletcher Alexander

Contact Us at
Call us at (530) 898-4335