CSU Commitment to Sustainability

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Applied Learning
May 8th, 2013

By Meaghan Smith
CSU Capital Planning, Design and Construction

On May 1, CSU Dominguez Hills students in Earth Sciences Professor Judy King’s Natural Resources class were recognized for their achievements in energy efficiency. The GEO 420 students collaborated with campus facilities staff and industry partners in finding ways to reduce energy use in SAC – 2, the building where they held class this semester.

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Professor King’s pride in her students was obvious as she gave out the awards.

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Students showed off their work in a poster summarizing a portion of the study.

The Point Sur Arrives
February 15th, 2013

Congratulations to the crew of the R/V Point Sur for their Jan. 26 arrival at Palmer Station on Anvers Island, Antarctica.  Their journey has already spanned nearly two months since departing from home – Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in the Monterey Bay area. More …

Alum helps others heal war wounds through environmental activism
October 31st, 2012


Former Marine works to establish Veterans’ Conservation Corps


You could say that being called to active duty following the 9/11 terrorist attacks interrupted Ben Haberthur’s education at Cal State Monterey Bay. Or you might say that his active military service refocused it.

Either way, Haberthur’s work both as a restoration ecologist and a veterans’ advocate received a major boost recently when he was recognized with a TogetherGreen Fellowship Award from Toyota and the National Audubon Society.

Haberthur, who works for the Forest Preserve District of Kane County near Chicago, will use the $10,000 grant on an effort to encourage veterans dealing with the aftermath of their war experiences to work with nature. More…

CSU Green Sheet: Earth Day 2012
April 19th, 2012


Check out this edition of the CSU Green Sheet for news on systemwide accomplishments in including sustainable principles in academics, transportation, water and energy.  Among the newsletter features is an Earth Day 2012 video featuring presidents Harrison, Alexander, Qayoumi and Ortiz.

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Seven Conferences and Counting
March 13th, 2012

CSU Public Affairs


The Institute for Sustainable Development at CSU Chico and Associated Students of CSU Chico continue the tradition of hosting an excellent student-led conference that explores the huge variety of actions and concerns that fall under the heading of sustainability.  From March 1-3, the seventh This Way to Sustainability Conference combines student, faculty, staff, industry and community directed sessions with keynote speeches by prominent figures in the green movement. 

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Taking advantage of the collective talents of those attending the conference, the CSU Sustainability Summit on Feb. 29 brings together expertise and perspective on how to expand sustainability efforts across the system.  Eric Recchia (center), a student of Sustainable Development and Economics at Humboldt State, shares his experience with a group of faculty, staff and administrators from across the system. More »

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