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Green documentaries to look out for

Roxanne Estrada

April 21, 2010

In celebration of Earth Day, step out of the box and get the 411 on some issues that you might not be aware of.  But instead of reading boring documents about how we’re polluting our planet, invite some friends over for a night of green documentaries. They have become a growing niche in the film...

Dedication ceremony held for Chaparall Hall

Dedication ceremony held for Chaparall Hall

Roxanne Estrada

April 19, 2010

CSUN officials cut the celebratory ribbon Friday to officially dedicate the newest science building of Chaparral Hall. Tours of the 90,000 square foot building were held at 2 p.m. followed by a dedication ceremony at 4 p.m..  Designed by CannonDesign, the state-of-the-art building houses the College of Science and Mathematics and has already won two American Institute Design awards. ...

Professor receives national teaching award

Roxanne Estrada

April 14, 2010

Michael Elliott was a bit surprised by the final project in Dr. Amine Ghanem’s Senior Design Class.  Analyzing the construction of the new CSUN Student Recreation Center would be a daunting but real-life assignment. “I thought to myself, how are we going to be able to complete this,” said Elliott,...

What’s your carbon footprint?

Roxanne Estrada

April 14, 2010

In the sustainability world, we are always using big words and umbrella terms like carbon footprint.  We know a higher carbon footprint rating is bad for the environment and living in southern California more or less puts us in that category.  But it seems to me, that I have a relatively con...

Where the green jobs are at

Roxanne Estrada

April 12, 2010

When we recycle and bring our own water bottle we tend to feel pretty good about ourselves and that we might be making at least a small difference.  But that’s pretty much all the results are – a nice warm feeling in your heart.  But what if you could make a couple bucks and still have that nice feeling?  These are the green jobs that are poppin...

Bookstein Tax Clinic receives grant

Roxanne Estrada

April 2, 2010

The U.S. Department of Treasury has awarded a $64,000 grant to CSUN’s Bookstein Tax Clinic. This is the third year the clinic has been chosen and is one of 90 other nationwide institutions to receive the grant, said Rafi Efrat, the director of the Bookstein Tax Clinic. “We had to demonstrate...

CSUN taking a lead in environmental sustainability

Roxanne Estrada

March 22, 2010

CSUN has showed that it has been putting its green foot forward and leading the way for the CSU's.  I had previously known that CSUN had a solid foundation for eco-friendly development but I never knew just how much until this week.  The Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) hosted a techn...

Career opportunities in the conservation field

Roxanne Estrada

March 15, 2010

Now that we are full throttle into Spring semester, making time for the extra stuff seems more and more difficult.  But an hour every couple of weeks to boost your environment awareness isn’t so bad right?  A great way to get involved with CSUN’s green efforts when you have a tight schedule is...

Green changes on campus

Roxanne Estrada

March 8, 2010

Dressed in a tie-dyed T-shirt, junior Abraham Arce, 22, a creative writing major, hides out from the rain in the Freudian Sip. Today was a disappointment; they were out of his usual order of hot chocolate and a chocolate croissant.  So he had to settle for the chocolate-chip muffin and hot chocolate. As...

Exhibiting methods of sustainability at the Oviatt Library

Roxanne Estrada

March 8, 2010

The Oviatt Library is hosting a sustainability exhibit in the main lobby until April 1. Sustainability is the “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations,” according to the Brundtland Report organized by United Nations in 1987. T...

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