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Sustainability Month: October 2020

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Small Paw Pledge, Oct. 1 - 31

Yoties! Take the Small Paw Print pledge to adopt a healthy, simple, sustainable lifestyle on and off campus. Each member of the pack has a part to play.  Those who pledge during the month will be entered in the prize drawing. 

Small Paw Pledge

Sustainability Ambassadors Wanted! 

We are looking for student leaders who can commit two - three hours a month to motivate, inspire, and lead others to participate in sustainability practices on campus. 

Email Sustainability Office


Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali speaking at a conference
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Climate Justice = Social Justice, Oct. 5, 12-1 pm

Session 1 of 2: A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policymaker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali wears many hats. He is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and also the Founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Dr. Ali previously served as Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip-hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.  A document has been provided for faculty interested in providing extra credit or using writing prompts.

Recording Coming Soon



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World Food Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Travel the globe with your taste buds by joining world food recipe challenges every Wednesday.  Our bonds are strengthened as we celebrate diversity and appreciate the differences within our Coyote family.  Follow the recipe, take a picture, then enjoy! Post pics to Instagram using the hashtag #YotieEats #ResilientCSUSB, or email to be entered into the prize drawing. 

Recipe Reveal

Box of produce including potatoes, bananas, grapes, asparagus, greens, squash, lettuce, red onion, and cucumber

Fresh Produce Box Day, Oct. 13

Access to nutritious food supports student success and health!  Without food for the body, learning is impossible. Obershaw DEN will distribute boxes of fresh produce along with nutritional and preparation tips to current CSUSB students at both campuses.  Students should email the Den to receive time and pick up instructions due to Covid-19 precautions.

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A picture of the panelists and moderator.

Climate Justice = Social Justice, Oct. 14, 12-1 PM

Session 2 of 2: This conversation will explore the intersections of people, planet, and power. Join intersectional environmental activist "Green Girl" Leah Thomas and indigenous climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez for a discussion moderated by CSU Chico AS President Breanna “Bre” Holbert. A document has been provided for faculty interested in providing extra credit or using writing prompts.

Recording Coming Soon

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Achieving Equity and Social Justice in Transportation, Oct. 20, 8-10 AM

Accessible, affordable transportation is vital to everyone. Experts will discuss how we define equity in the transportation sector and then look at how policy influences the transportation access for low-income Americans. Speakers are Matt Clic from HNTB, Kome Ajise from SCAG, and the CSUSB Leonard Transporation Center (LTC) Research Challenge Students/Alumni from CSUSB, UCR, &CSUPomona).  For more LTC conversations visit the online collection of Inland Empire Regional Mobility Series.  


Ground solar panels

Future of Energy, Oct. 20, 12-1 PM

Learn about the future of campus energy planning. Listen to how critical energy challenges of today are shaping the future and join the conversation. Energy leaders from CSU Fullerton and CSU San Bernardino in collaboration with electrical vehicle support company Chargepoint will discuss insights to help shape a more sustainable campus and respond to questions from the audience. Speakers: Janet Purchase, Energy & Utility Analyst, CSUF Office of Sustainability, Lynniece Warren, Energy & Sustainability Manager, CSUSB, Brendan O’Donnell, ChargePoint. A document has been provided for faculty interested in providing extra credit or using writing prompts.

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Cook with Chef Ashley, Oct. 22, 12-1 PM

Sign up for the sustainable cooking class with Chef Ashley of Yotie Eats.  Be sure to register in advance to get a list of ingredients so you can cook during the event.  You will enjoy a delicious healthy meal at the end. Using the hashtag #ResilientCSUSB, or email to be entered into the prize drawing.  Give a shout out to your group, club, or department so they will receive recognition for participation in Sustainability Month.


ASI Sustainability Open Forum, Oct 23, 3 PM

Join Alexandria Thambi, your ASI Sustainability Representative on social media to have your say.  Tune in the Instagram Live by following  @asi_csusb and be sure to hashtag #ResilientCSUSB.


Sustain-Ability Workshop, Oct. 29, 11-12 PM

Discover how small actions by members of the pack lead to big differences.  Learn how CSUSB is creating healthier communities and take note of positive habits that benefit your finances, well-being, and the environment. Resilient CSUSB is our campus roadmap that outlines priorities and actions that lead us toward a more sustainable university.  Be introduced to our plan and ways you can join the movement.  This session is hosted by the Staff Development Center in collaboration with the CSUSB Office of Sustainability. A document has been provided for faculty interested in providing extra credit or using writing prompts.

CSU Learn Registration

Sustainability Week April 2020

Look at our April 2020 sustainability week activities! We discovered positive habits that benefitted our finances, the environment and social well-being. Together we can make an impact.  If you'd like to host a sustainability event for your class, club or work area contact


Virtual Sustainability Week 2020