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CSUN aims to centralize sustainability efforts

CSUN event for sustainable lifestyle

Dede Ogbueze

February 7, 2017

CSUN has multiple locations on campus which contribute to the university’s sustainability efforts and although sustainability is highly promoted, it isn’t clear where the efforts come from. Darien Singuenza, Associated Students' (A.S.) chair of sustainability, said this is because there are multiple...

Unified We Serve talks ‘TRASH’ and promotes sustainability awareness

Unified We Serve members Jessica Mavielin, senior, and Natalia Iovlano, junior, invite students to throw trash away in the appropriate bin. Ulysses Fletes, junior. attempts to correctly throw away all the trash to win a reusable bag.

Pete D. Camarillo

March 4, 2014

Students participated in activities to promote awareness of sustainability on campus and their everyday lives, at the Let’s Talk TRASH (Together Rise and Serve Humanity) event held at the USU yesterday. Unified We Serve transformed the USU into a festival of sustainability. Booths lined the P...

Campus taking steps to address California drought

Drought-resistant plants were planted around the SRC athletics field where students can be seen playing soccer on the turf utilizing artificial grass to preserve water in Northridge, Calif.

Devan Patel

January 27, 2014

As the drought and record-low rainfall have weakened California’s water supply, CSUN remains committed to sustainability as it has enacted a number of measures to reduce water consumption on campus. The dry weather only produced 3.60 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, breaking previous rec...

Volunteers harvest fruit for those in need

Champaign Williams

April 22, 2013

The Institute for Sustainability hosted an orange harvesting event at CSUN’s Orange Grove on Sunday. Food Forward, an organization committed to picking, donating and distributing fruit in the local areas, partnered with CSUN to host the event. Max Kanter, Food Forward volunteer manager, said that the ...

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...

Professor promotes a natural and sustainable lifestyle

Kristin Hugo

April 28, 2011

Teaching people the importance of sustainability can be depressing. When trees are being cut down faster than they can grow, sea creatures are being hunted to extinction and our energy sources can’t keep up with our demand, it can be mentally and emotionally exhausting to even think about the future, let alone teach courses about it.   Dr. Er...

CSUN students asked to think outside the grid

Nikki Erinakis

April 26, 2011

CSUN students are being asked to think about ways to improve current technology and to be more thoughtful about their energy use as well as the production of energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, petroleum was the primary source of energy consumed in 2009, followed by natural...

Students pledge to recycle as part of America Recycles Day

Aimee Lastrella

November 15, 2010

Students were encouraged to take a life-long pledge to recycle Monday as part of America Recycles Day. CSUN students pledged to find where materials can be recycled in their communities and to be an example to their communities by recycling batteries, cell phones, electronic waste and recyclin...

Oviatt exhibits “Drifters: Plastics, Pollution, Personhood” artwork

Aimee Lastrella

November 3, 2010

The Oviatt Library presentation room was filled with drift garbage Wednesday. CSUN students and staff gathered to hear and see the artwork and discussion of artist and Georgia State University Professor, Pam Longobari. Longobari spoke about her recent artworks and project called “Drifters: Plastics,...

Electric bicycles spark curiosity at 2nd Annual Sustainability Day

Aimee Lastrella

October 20, 2010

Although the weather was unpredictable, CSUN students and staff did not let it rain in on their parade, or rather Sustainability Day on Wednesday. “The event was wonderful,” said Sarah Johnson, 26, administrative analyst for the Institute for Sustainability and part of the event planning. “We ...

Transportation focus of CSUN’s Sustainability Day

Aimee Lastrella

October 18, 2010

It’s gray outside, but this Wednesday, it is all about being green. The CSUN Institute for Sustainability will host its second annual Sustainability Day. “We are really excited about the event,” said Sarah Johnson, 26, an administrative analyst for the Institute of Sustainability. “We’ve...

Online service maps trees on campus

Aimee Lastrella

October 6, 2010

CSUN’s Institute of Sustainability recently gave the Internet a whole lot more information, about 3,600 trees-worth full. Last week, the Institute for Sustainability released online its ongoing project of a tree atlas on campus. “The last tree atlas was done in 1989,” said Helen Cox, associate...

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