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Volunteers harvest oranges to fight hunger

Volunteers harvest oranges to fight hunger

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 that advocates to reduce food waste. Event facilitators gave volunteers tools and helpful tips...

The Sustainability Center

The Sustainability Center

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...

Earth Fair showcases nature’s best features

Earth Fair showcases nature’s best features

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 underneath shady trees, while “The Delatz” played music under a tent on the lawn. Activities...

Associated Students help raise awareness about recycling

Associated Students help raise awareness about recycling

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 the lawn with entertaining and informative games to raise awareness about recycling. "All the item...

Agonies of summer bring vague hope for fall

Agonies of summer bring vague hope for fall

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 by witnessing a crushing defeat where nearly 5,000 students voted between the two student-run parties in Associated Students that either did or did not include s...

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

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

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 presented an event to bring awareness to students about caring for the environment and making...

Water usage at CSUN comes into question as drought persists

Water usage at CSUN comes into question as drought persists

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 sustainability measures could put CSUN ahead of the curve in water conservation. Experts say Ca...

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 and proponents of clean technology met Thursday morning in the Northridge Center at the University...

Food Garden propels students to interact with environment

Food Garden propels students to interact with environment

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 students with a wonderful platform for interaction with their environment. In 2010, Dr. Eri...

A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

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...

Symposium discusses sustainability concerns in the African world

Symposium discusses sustainability concerns in the African world

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 in the African World: A Call for Collective Action, focused on environmental issues in Africa, in obs...

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 you’ve got a sweet tooth, head down to Brentwood’s Compartes Chocolatier, located at 912 S. Barri...

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