News & Events

 

A Metric Ton of Carbon! | April 27th in the quad

We know the science behind climate change, but can you visualize the huge amounts of carbon that people are emitting? Drop by the Eco Warriors table on Wednesday, April 27th between 11 am and 1 pm to see a virtual reality and model representation of a metric ton of carbon. Want to learn more? This slide show tells you how each of us contributes 16 metric tons of carbon per year and what we can do to lower our personal emissions!  

ASI, Eco Warriors, and Council for Sustainable Futures Earth Week Events | April 26 - 28 

Clothing Swap | April 26th, 27th | 10 am - 1 pm in the quad

Come by the Warriors Booth to see the metric ton of carbon and engage in an act of environmentalism by swapping a piece of your clothing or buying an item of your choice for $2! Proceeds to the Peace Collective.

Love Your Mother Earth |April 27th | 10 am - 1 pm in the quad 

Join us this Warrior Wednesday to show your love for Mother Earth and learn some quick facts about the earth for an opportunity to win sustainable giveaways. 

Campus Clean-up Day | April 28th | 1 pm - 4 pm 

Sign up online and join us in cleaning up our beautiful campus in celebration of Earth Week! 

 

Arbor Day! April 25th in the quad

Celebrated at times varying by planting seasons all over the world, Arbor Day highlights the benefits of trees--clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, healthier communities, their beauty--and the hope for a better future. On Monday, April 25th, our Peer Health Educators will be sharing a QR code in the quad to introduce our campus community to the benefits of the 3,300+ trees that make up our urban forest! 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth Day Panel | April 22nd 5 - 6:30 pm 

Sponsored by Climate Action Now!, Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society), and The Council for Sustainable Futures, panelists from Extinction Rebellion and Stan State's own Climate Action Now! will discuss the current state of the climate crisis. Zoom link: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/85848143439
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pamela Roe Lecture Hall Naming | April 22, noon

Dr. Pamela Roe Lecture Hall plaque

Main Dining 

Scheduled for Earth Day 2022 in recognition of Pam's love for nature and passion for sustainability, this event will feature an honorary naming of the Naraghi Hall of Science Room 101 as the Dr. Pamela Roe Lecture Hall.

In a career spanning forty years, Dr. Roe is fondly remembered for her scholarship, teaching, guidance, and student mentorship in the Stanislaus State Department of Biological Sciences and at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory.

As an advocate and leader of sustainability efforts at Stan State, Dr. Roe founded the M.S. in Ecology and Sustainability and influenced the University’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified facility, the Naraghi Hall of Science.

To join Pam's friends, students, and colleagues on April 22, 2022, at noon in Main Dining to share memories, please register for the event using this link to comply with campus covid protocols. The shareable link in the registration form can be used to invite anyone who might wish to attend. 

Masks are required in all campus buildings. Day-pass parking permits are available for purchase at the kiosks located in all parking lots. 

 

All We Can Save Faculty Book Discussion

Thursday April 21 and May 12, 11am-12:30 pm

 

There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too oftenmissing from the proverbial “table.” More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up forfailure. To change everything, we need everyone. 

Intermixing essays with poetry and art, this book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while bolstering our resolve never to give up on each other or our collective future. We must summon truth, courage, and solutions, to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility. Curated by two climate leaders, this book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save.

 

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story | April 11, 6 pm

Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion 

Where is your food going? Just eat it.Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, theimages they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Following the documentary screening, our panel of experts from Stan State's Basic Needs Program, the Food Recovery Network, and Chartwells Higher Ed will discuss approaches to food waste reduction on a university campus. 

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/288621593957

 

This Way To Sustainability Conference | Free Registration

March 24, 25, 2022

This Way To Sustainability (TWTS) Conference is a nationally recognized, student-run conference focusing on challenges, ideas, solutions and resiliency in planning our sustainable future. The conference hostsThis Way to Sustainability flyer 1,400 participants each year with a variety of respected students and professionals speaking on the many aspects of sustainability. The goal of the conference is to educate students, staff, faculty, and community members; providing attendees an opportunity to network, discuss, and become more aware of pertinent environmental and social issues we all face.

Stan State Sustainability is providing free registration to all holders of a csustan.edu email address to the This Way to Sustainability Conference (TWTS), held virtually this year by Chico State on March 24-25.

The event will feature a keynote by Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, followed by a panel discussion with California Indigenous faculty including Stan State lecturer and EdD student, Stephanie Beaver-Guzman.

Register at: https://whova.com/web/twts_202203/

Faculty, Staff, and Students: Select ticket option “Full Conference General Admission- Students and Faculty (Please use your CSU discount code for free ticket option)”
Scroll to the bottom and find “discount code” and enter: csustanislaus2022