Water Day 2020 - Virtual Event

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:30pm


11am-12:15pm: Conversation about the environmental impacts of the fashion industry and Sustainable Fashion initiatives CSUN is working on.


  • Dr. Natale Zappia, Director, Institute for Sustainability
  • Dr. Tracie Tung, CSUN Family and Consumer Sciences

For additional information about this topic, watch the film "RiverBlue - Can Fashion Save the Planet?" spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world's most pollutive industries, fashion. Blue Jeans, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. The film examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Raindance Film Festival.

The film can be streamed for free via Kanopy <> with an LA Public Library Card or CSUN login.

12:30pm-1:30pm: Water and Electricity at CSUN

Did you know that less than 20% of Los Angeles' water comes from local sources? Or that 48% of CSUN's electricity still comes from fossil fuels? This session will explore the social, environmental and economic factors that impact electricity and water conservation efforts at CSUN, and dive into conservation and efficiency projects that have been successful on campus.

Presenter: Nikhil Schneider (CSUN Energy and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Planning)