The Sundial

A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

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Steven Maiken

April 23, 2014

    Trillions of dollars have gone to bailout Wall Street fraudsters, provide tax-breaks for the wealthy, maintain our military and the pointless wars and operations since Sept. 11. If we have this kind of money to undermine our democracy and promote inequality and destruction on a massive sc...

Changing weather patterns is forecasting a dark future

Illustration by Jae Kitinoja/Illustrator

Ryan Mancini

April 22, 2014

It is not a well known fact that there have been several mass extinctions in the long history of our planet. The most famous of these (and the most recent as well) resulted in the deaths of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This came as an evolutionary benefit to mammals, particularly for our simian ancestors, where the extinc...

Creative ways to recycle newspapers

The newspaper hairpiece is just one way to creatively recycle used newspapers. Photo credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor

Natalie Rivera

April 19, 2012

While newspapers can easily be disposed of in a recycling bin, there are greener, more creative ways to reuse them. Some of the most common uses for old newspapers include laying them down when painting or placing them in your pet’s cage to avoid messes. But did you know that with old newspapers ...

Institute for Sustainability offers campus green options

Tanya Ramirez

April 18, 2012

CSUN’s solar panels, bicycle racks, food garden and bright green recycling bins are all innovations created by the environmental masterminds at the CSUN Institute for Sustainability. The Institute for Sustainability, located in Santa Susana Hall, is a research and planning center that is dedica...

Best green mobile apps

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

April 18, 2012

As CSUN becomes more environmentally conscious, more students are starting to implement eco-friendly measures into their daily routines, according to CSUN’s 2010 Sustainability Project.  Recycling cans and bottles, choosing alternative modes of transportation and purchasing organic foods are all effective...

Former teacher opens fully green firearms training center

Steve Trager, owner of the Green Zone, demonstrates proper gun handling.

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 ...

Public and commercial services around CSUN offer unique ways to recycle everyday items

Gary's Recycling Center in Northridge will pay cash for all recyclable CRV beverage containers consisting of plastic, aluminum or glass. Customers may drive up and park near the waste bins to receive assistance in unloading their recyclables. Photo credit: Trisha Sprouse / Daily Sundial

Fredy Tlatenchi

April 18, 2012

New technology and new ways to amuse ourselves give us new materials to recycle. Companies in the San Fernando Valley dedicated to preserving the environment are creating new ways of reusing old materials. SA Recycling company has been standing strong for 50 years with multiple centers throughout the...

Underwood Family Farms offers sustainable produce to CSUN community

Underwood Family Farms offers sustainable produce to CSUN community

Reanna Delgadillo

April 21, 2011

Monday mornings start bright and early for Robbie Denny, but she doesn’t have to combat early morning traffic. What she deals with is the slight chill in the morning air and the repeated calls of the rooster as she prepares her produce stand at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. She wouldn’t have it any other way. “This is my 19th year working with Underwood Farm...

DIY & an UPCYLCE a necklace for Earth Day

Aimee Lastrella

April 21, 2011

Believe it or not, this necklace was free and it was made out of an old t-shirt. Doesn’t look like it, does it? All you have to do is find a previously loved shirt that is in gently used condition and get crafty. Any color or print works, but generally, the best necklaces are made from simple...

Sustainability and travel intersect in CSUN student’s radio show

Sigourney B. Nuñez

April 21, 2011

Every Friday evening, Lauren Lunstrum anchors a radio show that she streams live from her studio apartment in Northridge. She uses a website called The magic happens via Lunstrum’s cell phone and laptop. “The show focuses on travel and the environment to encourage people to step out of their comfort zone,” she said. “...

The natural cosmetic industry gains popularity

Reanna Delgadillo

April 21, 2011

Sophomore Jennifer Perdomo, 20, said she does what she can to get into the new green movement. “I try as much as I can, like recycling and bringing water bottles from home and refilling them. I try as much as possible, its hard,” Perdomo said. The political science major said she tried Bare Es...

O!burger offers a delicious taste of organic

Brian De Los Santos

April 21, 2011

The concoction of toasted or grilled buns, juicy red tomatoes, freshly cut lettuce, onions, ketchup, mustard and, most importantly, a beef patty, is recognized as the all-American food staple. O!burger accomplishes the savory task in a fresh way: everything they serve is strictly organic and all-n...

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