By Erik Fallis
CSU Public Affairs
In early November, I had the opportunity to attend the sixth This Way to Sustainability Conference. The three days of speakers and activities were held at CSU Chico and nearby Butte College–comprising the second largest student led conference in the nation with hundreds in attendance.
Students and employees from other CSU, UC and community colleges also joined in the activities. A large number of local officials and campus neighbors also participated.
It was clear that this conference wasn’t just a lesson in being green, it was a showcase for a deep commitment to sustainability that brings together both campus and community. There was something different here, something that I describe as the Chico Way.