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Volunteers harvest oranges to fight hunger

A female student taking oranges
Elijah Carr April 30, 2019

Volunteers arrived at the CSUN Orange Grove on Sunday, April 28 to take part in the Spring Orange Pick event hosted by the Institute of Sustainability in partnership with Food Forward, a nonprofit organization...

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...

Earth Fair showcases nature’s best features

Student knocks over cans by throwing a ball
Hannah Brunelli April 22, 2016

The Bayramian lawn was alive in celebration of Earth Day with music, art, food, jewels, a Tesla on display and more during Thursday’s Earth Fair. Students relaxed amidst the event in hammocks stretched...

Associated Students help raise awareness about recycling

One of the games at the recycling event outside the Matador bookstore. Photo credit: Roza Asgharzadeh
Roza Asgharzadeh November 13, 2015

Associated Students Recycling prepared for the upcoming America Recycles Day, and hosted an Alice in Wonderland themed event at the Matador Bookstore Lawn on Nov. 12. There were numerous stands surrounding...

Agonies of summer bring vague hope for fall

Illustration by Julienne Shih / Illustrator
Ryan Mancini August 24, 2015

That feeling of summer as that free, revitalizing time of the year where the temperature slowly rises and all things are possible has reached its final days, its nauseous end. We left off last semester...

Earth Day-themed fair displays alternative waste removal, eco-friendly products

File Photo / The Sundial
Rose Barraza April 23, 2015

Plants, animals and sustainability awareness were important topics on the CSUN campus during the Earth Fair near Bayramian Hall Thursday afternoon. In honor of Earth Day the day before, Associated Students...

Water usage at CSUN comes into question as drought persists

CSUN is able to keep the Orange Grove pond and several other campus fountains active while meeting the water quota. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)
Michael Arvizu April 22, 2015

With a student population numbering this semester at over 36,000 students, the very notion of water conservation on campus may seem far-fetched — even impossible. But a series of present and future...

Experts discuss ways to create a more stable, clean environment

Allessandra Lopez October 30, 2014

When it comes to energy, most people don’t realize how costly it can be. From using water, electricity, air conditioning, refrigerators, and washer and dryers, it can be quite expensive. Legislators...

Food Garden propels students to interact with environment

Dr. Mario Giraldo and his Geography 404 class work in the garden which contains peppers, pumpkins and rare plants like Peruvian native plant and Amaranthus. 
Photo Credit: Leah Arzu / Sundial Staff
Candice Criss September 10, 2014

  The CSUN campus is abundant with unique gardens and vegetation that provide both a tranquil atmosphere and an interactive learning experience. The CSUN Food Garden is no exception and provides...

A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

Courtesy of MCT
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...

Symposium discusses sustainability concerns in the African world

Ben Caldwell an arts educator and independent filmmaker speaks to students about using Sankofa principals for food production, community education, and improvements at the Third Annual African Studies Symposium on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Northridge Center in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/ Photo Editor)
Gabriela Rodriguez April 22, 2014

The African Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Program held a symposium that discussed why Africa is having an environmental crisis and what can be done to prevent future damage. The event, Sustainability...

Shopping fair trade

Jake Fredericks April 19, 2014

Here’s a quick reference guide for when you’re hunting for establishments that offer fair trade foods, or are looking for some retailers that carry fair trade products. Compartes Chocolatier: If...

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