The Sundial

The Sustainability Center

A picture of a man driving a cargo car

Baraa Alkassir

March 19, 2019

The Sustainability Center at CSUN is where waste collection, sorting and most of the recycling happens on campus. All features of the center are designed to make it a high-performance green building. For example, it is powered by 85 roof-mounted solar panels and functions with a vacuum composting syste...

Sustainability Center near its grand opening

illustration of the plans for the CSUN sustainability center

Lorena Salinas

March 9, 2017

Although the anticipated Associated Students Sustainability Center was set to open in March 2017, the building is still under construction. According to the Sustainability Center’s website, the facility is due May 2017. A.S. General Manager David Crandall, said that the start of the constructio...

Campus Sustainability Day focuses on issues relating to waste

Campus Sustainability Day focuses on issues relating to waste

Trevor Stamp

October 22, 2013

Campus Sustainability Day held several lectures on how students can deal with waste management, as well as dealing with sustainability around the world. A series of lectures were held in the Northridge Center in the USU on Oct. 22 as part of the event. ...

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 ...

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...

Recyclable items in your trash

Julio Alberto Cruz

May 2, 2011

I visited coffee roasting company Larry's Beans, in Raleigh, North Carolina two months ago and was surprised at their recycling initiatives. The staff already recycled, but what surprised me was their urge to know how efficient they actually are in recycling. To find out they dumped all their trash on...

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...

No use for plastic


October 15, 2010

D’Ana Spencer While water is undoubtedly the most important beverage in our lives, drinking it from plastic bottles is a poor choice for our wallets, our bodies and our environment. Due to the rising importance of all of these issues, CSUN should take the first step in insuring their students are...

I wear recycled underwear

Aimee Lastrella

September 9, 2010

One of my favorite pairs of underwear is recycled underwear. Over the summer, I bought a pair of panties for around 20 dollars and they used to belong to someone else. Before you give me a look of disgust, I’m not sure if someone else previously owned them, but that could be the case. I...

Get ready for Earth Day

Krista Daly

April 16, 2010

During next weeks 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, people will be able to enter in competitions sponsored by A.S. Recycling that will take place at the Bayramian Hall Lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cash for Cans competition, for example, will ask clubs and organizations to collect as many...

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