“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Sustainability Starts with YOU
Yes we said YOU! Give yourself a congratulatory self hug. It is because of you that Chico State’s value of sustainability is gaining momentum. You have already taken the first step by being interested enough to find yourself on this page. The next step is to take in some green event ideas and put them into action at your event. Don’t let the environmental revolution lose its strength, because together we can practice mindfulness in respect for the environment to improve local and global impacts.
In recent years, one of the ways we largely reduced waste at Chico State events was by Conscious Collection. Conscious Collection is gathering event waste and diverting it from the landfill. We did this by being able to compost the leftover food in addition to the compostable cutlery items (paper plates, cups, napkins, etc). Although we no longer have access to an industrial composter, we have been sending food and paper cutlery to North State Rendering which turns the waste into biogas. Many products that claim to be biodegradable cannot be degraded in this facility so only paper products are accepted at event waste stations and on campus.
If you would like to become a Green Event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and read our requirements in the graphic below:
Why Plan a Green Event?
- Save money in the long run
- Conserve resources
- Provide a model for others to follow
- Leave a positive impact and lasting impression
- Feel better about your event
- Transition to thinking long term over short term for annual events
- Be more in control of your event’s carbon footprint
On behalf of AS Sustainability at Chico State, we would like to express our gratitude and thank you for reaching out in an effort to learn how to stand up for the environment. Happy greening!