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Zero Waste: Composting at CSUN

Yazmin Cruz

November 1, 2009

A New York Times article "Nudging Recycling From Less Waste to None" caught my attention recently. The article is about a new  anti-garbage movement know as Zero Waste. The article cites statistics by the Environmental Protection Agency stating Americans dump 4.6 pounds of garbage per person per day and ...

Alicia Silverstone’s Kind Diet

Yazmin Cruz

October 25, 2009

Actress Alicia Silverstone, best known for her role as Cher in Clueless, has written a book about being vegan. The Kind Diet, which was released on October 12th, gives Silverstone an opportunity to share the reasons why she decided to go vegan 11 years ago -- before it became a Hollywood fad. In the b...

Preserving a precious resource on campus

Yazmin Cruz

October 22, 2009

As a part of Water Day, a discussion was held Tuesday in the Presentation Room of the Oviatt Library, giving students an opportunity to learn about water conservation at CSUN and in the San Fernando Valley. “CSUN is using a lot of water, whether it is direct or indirectly,” said Dr. Mechelle...

CSUN Campus Sustainability Day Preview

Yazmin Cruz

October 20, 2009

Whether your a tree-hugger or not, you can't miss the second annual CSUN Campus Sustainability Day that will be held on Wednesday, October 21 from 9 am - 8:30 pm. Throughout the morning, faculty and students will hold presentations in the Whitsett Room,room 451, in Sierra Hall. Helen Cox, di...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Yazmin Cruz

October 20, 2009

Tracy Shu’s life is at a standstill. The 21-year-old sociology major has missed a week of classes because “my heart is not in the right place.” “School isn’t my thing,” she said. “It’s not that I don’t get the material – I just think I have a calling for something else.” Shu has b...

CSUN Water Day preview

Yazmin Cruz

October 10, 2009

Mark your calendars. CSUN's Water Day is fast approaching. If you want to learn about the things CSUN is doing to improve the university's water conservation efforts then this is an event you can't miss. The Institute for Sustainability is putting on the event and their tentative schedule for the...

Eco-sneakers, affordable green fashion

Yazmin Cruz

October 6, 2009

Like many other people, I love shoes. A couple weeks ago I discovered Payless had started a green line of shoes that cost less than $30. I was not surprised because it seems that everyone has jumped on the bandwagon of going green. Their Zoe and Zac line hit stores in April with a flirty spring col...

Oviatt Library hosts concert series, exhibit based on “The Soloist”

Yazmin Cruz

October 4, 2009

CSUN students and faculty waited to see whether Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and cellist Nathaniel Ayers would attend an exhibit inspired by their story made popular by Lopez’s book, “The Soloist.” Lopez and Ayers did not make it to the event, Soloists in Concert, which was...

CSUN Farmers Market on hold

Yazmin Cruz

September 27, 2009

At the beginning of last week I learned some disappointing news. It was brought to my attention that President Koester removed the CSUN Farmers Market from her agenda. In other words, we are not having a farmers market on campus. This news arrived unexpectedly. Up until now all seemed to be going...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Yazmin Cruz

September 25, 2009

During the beginning of the semester, 26-year-old Daehyan Kim's future looked bleak. Like others, he was not able to get into the classes he needed due to the effects of the budget crisis. Kim is an international student from Korea who transferred from Santa Monica College. As an international...

India Arie is set to perform at CSUN on Friday for an ‘unforgettable event’

Yazmin Cruz

September 23, 2009

With the semester in full swing, an opportunity to relax and forget about stress-filled days is right around the corner. Imagine sitting under the stars listening to the sultry voice of India Arie while the cool evening breeze blows away all anxiety. On Friday, Sept. 25, the R&B singer is set t...

Easy, affordable ways for students to be green on campus and at home

Yazmin Cruz

September 22, 2009

Kermit the Frog said it best, “It’s not easy being green.” Especially if you’re a student on a tight budget. Let’s face it, being green costs green and for students this may be a determent. By now it’s probably ingrained in your head that you must recycle, reduce and reuse. And you’ve probably also heard of many other...

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