sustainability

Coachella: music over ethics

April 11, 2018 Opinion

The Weeknd.  Beyoncé.  Eminem.  When these three household names were announced as this year’s headliners for the 2018 Coachella, which is taking place from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22, it seemed nearly every 20-something college student was ready to get their wristband. That is, everyone but me. As an avid music lover and ...

SF State introduces cigarette litter recycling

March 29, 2016 News

SF State is the first place in San Francisco to collect and recycle cigarette butts at one dollar per pound. Beginning March 16, Sustainable SF State has partnered with the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to provide containers to collect cigarette butts. Filters will be collected by students, then sent to be recycled at ...

SF State rallies around greener campuses during state-wide conference

July 26, 2015 News

[slideshow_deploy id=’66862′] The largest-ever California Higher Education Sustainability Conference emphasized the urgent need for sustainability on college campuses July 20-24 at SF State. This year was the first time SF State hosted CHESC, with attendance being the highest in the conference’s 13-year history, according to Katie Maynard, the conference manager and University of California, Santa ...

SF State aims to make dorm move-out easier on the environment

May 19, 2011

BY BRITTNEY BARSOTTI/ SPECIAL TO XPRESS In previous years, the massive move out from the dorms at the end of the year resulted in mounds of items spilling into the halls. “Everything was piled in the hallways, you couldn’t close the doors,” said Caitlin Steele, the sustainability programs manager at SF State. It was not until ...

Green class requirement is good for growth

February 10, 2011 Opinion

It’s really no surprise that SF State has made the decision to introduce an environmental sustainability course into the general education requirements, especially since the city consistently supports sustainable practices like mandatory composting and the plastic bag ban. For a campus that boasts academic excellence and was called “a college with a conscience” by the ...

Green class requirement isn't sustainable

February 10, 2011 Opinion

The Academic Senate’s recent approval requiring students to take an environmental sustainability course for general education is the right direction at the wrong time. SF State is currently in an $18 million deficit, and if these courses are created as early as fall 2012, these questions may come to mind: where will the funds come ...

Green classes in students' future

January 31, 2011 News 2 Comments

Recently approved general education requirements at SF State promise to better align the campus with its goal of sustainability and educate students on how to live a greener life both in and out of the classroom. Undergrads entering the University as early as fall 2012 will follow a new GE path that requires students to ...