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Eco-friendly garden spots grow on campus

Eco-friendly garden spots grow on campus

Karla Henry

April 22, 2013

By Melanie Gaball April 18th, 2013 Section: News CSUN’s Southern California Ecoregion Demonstration Garden located by the Transit Center on Prairie Street. Photo credit: Brita Potenza / Daily Sundial A new garden which will feature plants native to the Northridge ecosystem has been built n...

Former teacher opens fully green firearms training center

Former teacher opens fully green firearms training center

Melissa Simon

April 18, 2012

After working many years as a high school teacher, Steve Trager used his pension to open a fully green, environmentally friendly firearms training center in Chatsworth called the Green Zone. Trager was inspired to build this facility after he read an article on being green and innovative by his ...

VPAC’s architectural features are eco-friendly

Brian De Los Santos

February 2, 2011

The Valley Performing Arts Center, a $125 million state-of-the-art facility, may demand lower operating costs than other facilities of its size due to its green technology and building features. “We always planned for it to be eco-friendly,” said Robert Bucker, dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and...

Striving for 100% sustainability in shoes and our lifestyle

Julio Alberto Cruz

September 7, 2010

When most people think about eco-friendly apparel they think that it isn’t fashionable or they just don’t know how the clothes are actually made. A couple months ago I was in San Luis Obispo with my family in our annual mini summer vacation and came across a small store, Hemp Shak that has all that plus bags, accessories and more. I'd been wanting some walking shoes and I had bee...

Adding respect to the three R’s of the environment

Julio Alberto Cruz

June 29, 2010

In the last five years, the market for eco-friendly products has never been better, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, according to Mintel International, a London-based independent award-winning research firm of world-leading market intelligence. However, it is important to understand the meaning of  eco-fr...

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...

Movie Review: “No Impact Man”

Yazmin Cruz

September 20, 2009

I went to see the documentary film “No Impact Man” and loved it. The film follows Colin Beaven, a writer and blogger, who along with his family, embark on a project that rids themselves of anything that has a negative impact on the environment. "I"m trying to live a life in line with my values...

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