Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Fletcher Alexander
Sustainability Programs Manager
Institute for Sustainable Development
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

The name and a brief description of each student group:

Their are a number of student groups on campus that work on sustainability-related or -focused issues:

Sustainability Consultation of Office Practices (SCOOP)

SCOOP performs sustainability assessments of department offices on campus. Student consultants are fully trained on how to measure energy, recycling, lighting, and other practices, as well as how to perform a formal sustainability assessment. They then work with offices to implement changes and recognize the offices for thier efforts.


PowerSave Campus

The PowerSave Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency education program that promotes careers in the field, generates actual energy savings through efficency projects and incentive-based behavioral campaigns, increases awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourages the integration of sustainability concepts into the academic curriculum.


Alternative Transportation Group

This team comes up with fun and creative ways to get people out of their cars! Events, videos, marketing pieces, social media, competitions and more are used to promote Zimride, Zipcar, B-Line bus services as well as other commute modes such as biking or skateboarding.


Net Impact

Net Impact consists of undergrad, graduate, and professional chapters across the globe, dedicated to creating a better and more sustainable world through business. They promote environmentally and socially conscious business operations and corporate responsibility.


Sustainable Engineering and Environmental Health for Development (SEEHD)

SEEHD partners with developing communities to improve quality of life through the implementation of sustainable and economical engineering projects.


California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Chapter

The California Student Sustainability Coalition unites, connects, supports, and empowers students from across California to transform their educational institutions and communities into models of ecological, economic, and social sustainability.


Environmental Affairs Council (EAC)

The Associated Students Environmental Affairs Council consists of students, staff, faculty and community members who all work to increase the Associated Students (AS), university and community commitment to sustainability. The group aims to educate, empower and advocate on behalf of students about sustainability-related issues.


List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):

PowerSave Campus participated in the PowerSave Campus League Competition of 10 California schools (CSU's and UC's) during the Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 energy reduction competition - and took first place!

The Alternative Transportation Group was successful in securing a $1,200 grant to purchase and install a bicycle maintenance station (DERO fixit station) on campus in Spring of 2013.

The Chico Chapter of the California Student Sustainability Coalition hosted the statewide CSSC's biannual summit at CSU, Chico in the fall of 2011.

The CSU, Chico Chapter of Net Impact's two previous student directors have won prestigious national awards for leadership.

List other student groups that address sustainability:

The website URL where information about student group(s) is available:

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