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Sac State shows off its green thumb

Anna Agundez

April 20, 2016

As a way to bring awareness and educate the public of environmental conservation efforts, and Sacramento State has been celebrating Earth Day since then. Sac State has dedicated resources to building a sustainable campus by being home to over 3,000 trees, creating storm drains that are self cleaning...

Sac State celebrates Earth Day

President Nelsen and others plant a new tree in the Library Quad in celebration of Earth Day, Thursday, April 14.

Angela Bratrud

April 20, 2016

Earth Day 2003 was celebrated at Sacramento State on Saturday with over 150 exhibitors, and a variety of speakers, musicians, dancers and merchants from all over the world.   The event started in 1999, and originally drew about 4,000 people, the Earth Day coordinator, Kathy Reis, said. T...

Campus receives sustainability award

Campus receives sustainability award

Milagros Gomez

April 7, 2016

The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference recently awarded Sacramento State with two awards for its sustainable collaborative efforts. Having previously won awards in 2007 and 2010, this is the first time Sac State has won two awards in one year and the first time having won for ...

Sac State continues efforts to keep green

Sac State continues efforts to keep green

Milagros Gomez

March 1, 2016

Leftover food waste is being used to help power the Hornet Shuttle through a new initiative between Sacramento State in collaboration with University Transportation & Parking Services, Dining Services and Sac State Sustainability. Tony Lucas, senior director of UTAPS, explained how the food ...

Sac State holds energy conservation day

Carol Stout from SMUD (right) shows James Presley (left) SMUD’s LED starter kit during Energy Conservation Day on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2015 at the library quad.

Milagros Gomez

October 30, 2015

Sacramento State students learned new ways to prevent the misuse of energy at the ninth annual Energy Conservation Awareness Day held at the library quad on Oct. 29. The quad was filled with a variety of collaborators whose goals were to bring awareness on simple ways to conserve energy. Collaborator...

Faculty senate honored Anthony Sadler

Joel Boland

October 16, 2015

At the Sacramento State Faculty Senate's meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, Anthony Sadler was presented with a plaque thanking him for his bravery. President Robert Nelsen also attended to introduce a Cely Smart, a new special assistant in his office. Ryan Todd, a sustainability manager at Sac S...

Central Plant heats up CSUS just in time for fall

Elizabeth Zelidon

November 11, 2014

Students at Sacramento State should not expect the temperature of their classroom to change with just the push of a thermostat button. The campus has a new state-of-the-art heating and cooling system, utilizing innovative techniques to save energy and help maintain energy sustainability.The system, ...

A thirst quenched, a penny saved

State Hornet Staff

September 30, 2014

The hydration stations on campus that refill containers for free have saved about 300,000 water bottles since additional locations were installed last year.That is 300,000 bottles that were not bought from vending machines or stores with the eventual risk of going into landfills instead of recycling. ...

Environmental awareness is promoted in celebration of Earth Day

State Hornet Staff

April 18, 2014

Sacramento State students, clubs and outside organizations gathered at the quad on Thursday to educate the campus on the importance of waste disposal and environmental awareness in honor of Earth Day. Sustainability Analyst Kristina Cullen of Facilities Management Department at Sac State said she hopes...

New program allows students to learn sustainability, environmental issues

A multi-tropic Farming system within STORC uses less than 10 percent of water compared to other farming systems.

Craig Sanders

March 5, 2014

Innovative concepts can form in strange ways.Mike Christensen’s ground-breaking program began with four female engineer students and ended with a trip to Mars.In early fall 2011, Mechanical Engineer Department Chair Susan Holl asked Christensen, the associate vice president for Risk Management Service...

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