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Sustainability Day Brings Large Crowds to Learn About Diversity Loss

November 4, 2019

Sustainability Day 2019

The Institute attracted a large audience for our 11th annual Sustainability Day!  Read more

President Harrison Leading University Presidents on Climate Change

October 7, 2019

President Harrison

CSUN Today's, Olivia Herstein, wrote a story on September 18 about the "President to President" thought leadership series. Read more


Campus Energy Tour

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

LEED tour

This workshop will be led by Coleen Barsley, Manager of Energy and Utilities at CSUN.  Read more

Zero Waste at CSUN Workshop

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Oviatt Library

Join us in learning about zero waste on campus from Austin Erikkson and Nikhil Schneider from Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction.  Read more

Campus Garden Tour

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Take a tour of CSUN's gardens with Nat Zappia, Director of the Institute for Sustainability, and Sarah Johnson, Sustainability Program Analyst. Read more

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Sustainability in the News

June 30, 2019 - Institute Year in Review 2018-19 Magazine

December 10, 2019 - Bin There, Done That: How to Sort Your Trash at CSUN

November 21, 2019 - CSUN Ranked Among Most Bike Friendly Campuses 

October 16, 2019 - The Soraya Receives Ticketmaster's Sustainability Commitment Award

October 9, 2019 - Breaking the Taboo: How Talking About Menstruation Helps with Sustainability 

August 26, 2019 - CSUN Reaches No. 5 in North American Sustainable Campus Index

September 18, 2019 - President Harrison Pens Chapter on Leadership and Climate Change

May 1, 2019 - The Giving Trees: Volunteers Harvest Fruit from CSUN Orange Grove

April 15, 2019 - #CSUNZero Waste Reduction Campaign Launches at Earth Fair

April 15, 2019 - CSUN Strikes Gold Again in National Higher Ed Sustainability Ranking

April 12, 2019 - ‘Future Currents: LA River’ Flows Through The Soraya

March 27, 2019 - Let’s Get to Zero Waste Before the ‘Trashpocalypse’

December 19, 2018 - Buzzworthy: CSUN Lands Bee Campus USA Affiliate Status

December 2018 - 2018 Food Recovery Challenge National Award Winner

November 9, 2019 - CSUN's Sustainability Efforts Again Make the Rank on Princeton Review's Green Guide

November 6, 2018 - Sustainability Day 2018 Drives Home Need for Clean Transportation

September 13, 2018 - CSUN Community Cleans Up at the Fourth Annual Matadors Day of Service

September 11, 2018 - AASHE Sustainable Campus Index 2018: CSUN recognized as 9th Place Top Performer

June 29, 2018 - Orange Pick Day Harvests More Than 3,500 Pounds of Oranges for a Good Cause

April 30, 2018 - Institute for Sustainability at Earth Day 2018

April 24, 2018 - CSUN Earns "Tree Campus USA" for Fourth Straight Year

January 5, 2018 - Affordable Bike Rental Program to Roll Out at CSUN

December 18, 2017 - CSUN Makes Top 10 in North American Sustainable Campus Index

November 6, 2017 - CSUN Cuts Ribbon on First-Ever CSU Sustainability Center

October 27, 2017 - CSUN Featured in Princeton Review’s “Green Guide”

August 8, 2017 - Picking Oranges with Purpose

June 12, 2017 - CSUN Earns Third LEED Certification for Energy-Efficient Design

May 16, 2017 - Tree Trifecta: CSUN Receives “Tree Campus USA” Honor for Third Straight Year

March 16, 2017 - CSUN Makes Strides to Create a More Drought-Tolerant Landscape

February 27, 2017 - CSUN Grounds Shop Goes Electric, Moves Toward “Climate Neutral” Campus