Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

Walkability Wednesday

Every Wednesday starting September 13th - November 15th

12:00 - 12:45 in Santa Susana Hall 115
45 Min. walk and discussion open to Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Need to get out the office? Tired of staring at your computer screen? Want to learn more about CSUN? The Institute continues to offer themed walks encompassing fun facts about CSUN from the best Pokemon Go Tips to CSUN's campus efforts to stay sustainable.

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Walkability Wednesday




Start Time

September 133 Wins with Provost LiSUSTAINING YOU with our 3 WINS Fitness LA Marathon Challenge: COUCH to 5K to LA12:00 pm
September 20Shari Tarver-Behring with CWAGFaculty and Staff Self-care12:00 pm 
September 27Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm
October 4Sarah Johnson and Austin ErikssonCampus Sustainability Tour12:00 pm
October 11Chris WilliamsWellness12:00 pm
October 18Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm
October 25Erica WohldmannEdible Plants on Campus12:30 pm
November 8Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm 
November15Mario GiraldoSustainability Learning Garden12:00 pm


Learn More About Our Workshop Leaders:

3 WINS Fitness

3 WINS Fitness is a free progressive exercise program that is implemented by CSUN Kinesiology students at 16 park and faith based church locations around the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and South LA region. We cater to ALL FITNESS LEVELS by providing 4 different exercise groups at each of our locations. The 4 groups we provide are Champions for Life, which contains a Falls Prevention focus, Let’s Get Moving, Active Lifestyle, and Performance. Our 3 WINS are empowering our participants, empowering our students, and together we can improve the community’s health.

Provost Li

Provost Li has been the campus Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs since July of 2015. He brings over three decades of higher education leadership, including award-winning research, scholarship and an aptness for increasing gender and ethnic diversity of STEM programs. 

Shari Tarver Behring, Ph.D.

Shari Tarver Behring,Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and holds CA credentials in School Counseling and School Psychology. She has been a Department Chair for 9 years and is currently the Interim Dean for the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. Shari has been on a journey of studying self-care for several years, and has visited self-care programs all over the country, and in Canada. For the last 3 years, she has been a facilitator for a faculty and staff self-care program in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

The CSUN Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MMC)

The CSUN Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MMC) encourages health and wellbeing through education and community services in the fields of nutrition, food science, dietetics, and health promotion. In collaboration with other CSUN programs and centers including the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing, MMC has developed and supported many health and wellness programs that utilize the expertise of faculty, the energy and talents of students, and the extensive and diverse resources of the community. 

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson has been the Coordinator of the CSUN Institute for Sustainability for seven years. She coordinates campus sustainability projects, educational events, and outreach efforts, and oversees student projects and service learning. She works closely with campus and community stakeholders to advance sustainability initiatives She assisted in the development of the CSUN 10 year Campus Sustainability Plan and assists with implementation by serving on three working groups.

Austin Eriksson

Austin Eriksson is the Director of Energy and Sustainability at CSUN and has worked at the university for over three years. In his role he coordinates projects and programs across divisions and departments to ensure the University’s Sustainability Plan is met. He also played a key role in developing CSUN’s Climate Action Plan and is tasked with its implementation. His most recent accomplishments include leading the campus in tripling its diversion rate in less than two years, reducing CSUN’s water consumption by 22% - over 55 million gallons per year and is currently leading CSUN’s solar initiative with the goal of bringing 3-4 megawatts of clean energy to the campus within the next year.

Christian Williams

Christian Williams is majoring in Political Science Law and Society. He is a 2nd year Undergrad Student and enjoys all sports.

Erica Wohldmann

Erica Wohldmann is earned a joint Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and cognitive science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is currently a Professor of Psychology and the Interim Director for the Institute for Sustainability. She teaches classes about food choices, best practices in sustainability, ecopsychology, and cognition. Erica’s research on factors that influence food choices has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, Psychology Today and on the National Wildlife Federation website. In 2012, Erica traveled through 16 states in the western U.S.. She lived in the forest for 6 full months, eating only wild edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms. She now teaches workshops and leads plant identification walks all over the city of Los Angles, as well as at popular music and yoga festivals.

Mario Giraldo

Mario Giraldo is an Associate professor at the Geography department he is the faculty leader of the GE path Principles of Sustainability and since 2013 the coordinator of the CSUN compost facility and organic food garden. At the walkability day, we will visit a project recognized by CSU chancellors office award in sustainability and by the EPA food challenge awards that aims to diverge the organic waste produced on campus and turn it into compost at the same time that provides the larger service learning experince in sustainability living on campus to over 500 students/semester.