CSU Commitment to Sustainability

Student Initiatives

Student’s mobile app aids water conservation
April 23rd, 2014

SF State News

Following two of the driest years on record, consumers could conserve more water with help from an SF State student’s award-winning app concept.

Wayman Duong, SF State senior studying information systems, is set to graduate in May.

The app, My Water Use Management, would allow users to set personal water use goals, get notifications and track household use. My Water Use Management was one of just five projects awarded the top prize at the Utility of Tomorrow Innovation Contest run by software developer SAP. More…

Chico State Grad Student Shares Sustainability Research in Interactive Exhibit
April 15th, 2014

CSU, Chico News

California State University, Chico graduate student Robert Stevens will present his research on sustainable clothing practices in a multifaceted exhibit titled “Seed to Skin” on Wednesday, April 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Selvester’s Café.

Stevens’ exhibit will examine how access to regionally produced fiber, local and indigenous weaving techniques and guilds, and clothing-fiber agriculture are important but often neglected components of ecological and economic sustainability. The presentation will include a demonstration on a locally produced loom, an indigenous weaving display, and conversations about the budding movement to “know your farmer, know your fiber.” More…

SDSU Sustainability Star
June 21st, 2013

SDSU NewsCenter

Shannon Clark, ’13, left a major impact on SDSU’s sustainability culture without leaving a carbon footprint.

Shannon Clark, a recent SDSU alumnus, is a sustainability warrior.

During her time at SDSU, the political science major served as the Green Campus project coordinator for the Division of Undergraduate Studies, where she worked with the university and its auxiliaries to identify ways to help make the campus more sustainable.

As a Green Campus intern, Clark teamed up with SDSU Dining Services to establish composting services in East Commons, one of SDSU’s busiest dining areas. She also helped Dining Services save energy by performing a lighting retrofit and installing night covers for appliances which help keep refrigerated cases cooler and reduce the energy needed to maintain the cold temperatures. More…

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.

CSUDH Students 3

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

CSUDH Students 2

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

The Living Lab
April 22nd, 2013

By Erik Fallis
CSU Public Affairs

The California State University is funding grants to encourage innovative thinking in the merging of academics and facilities management. The “Campus as a Living Lab” Grant Program combines the CSU’s principle of sustainability with “hands-on” applied learning designed to prepare students to excel in a modern workforce.

The awards will be broken down into individual grants of $12,000 for projects that best demonstrate:

  • Development or redesign of a course that ties elements of sustainability into opportunities for learning using the campus physical plant.
  • Creation of an interdisciplinary Learning Community, focused on campus sustainability and comprised of faculty, staff, students, and/or community college partners.

Participants are strongly encouraged to incorporate at least one high-impact practice into their proposal. These practices include for-credit internships, service-learning courses, undergraduate research opportunities, student learning communities and first year or capstone programs. More »

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