Fall 2018 ...

Upcoming  - Fall Into The Season.

Campus Sustainability Month  - October is Campus Sustainability Month.  Get Eco Ekho on Red Out Wednesdays!

Tabling Days & Details

Keep an eye out for some of these tables:

#SkipTheStraw - Straws are used briefly but have a lasting impact on the environment.  Drop by the tabling sessions, answer a quick questionnaire about straws and get a CSU Channel Islands stainless steel straw for dropping by.

No Idling - How many times have you left your engine on waiting for someone in the parking lot?  In the drive-through? At a local school where there are a line of idlers.  Idling impacts the environment but also the air and humans.  Drop by the tabling session and learn more.  

Fast Fashion, Fashion Waste - How long do you think the clothing item which was tossed stays in the landfill?  What's your waste couture?  Drop by the table and learn more about the impacts of fashion waste. 

Bee Campus USA Sticker

 Bee Campus USA  - In Spring 2018, CHEM344 students (Haya Jaber, Heba Sitita, Melissa Rimpa, Karina Ferguson, Maritza Garcia, and Rianna Smith) took on a "Pollinator Garden" project.  The students took elements from Fall 2017's CHEM101 "Climate Change and Pollinators" group, researched pollinators, potted succulents, and with Facilities Services grounds personnel such as Ricky Medrano and Juan Cardenas, they helped plan & plant the sustainability garden at Sierra's 2nd floor terrace.  Safa Khan, Chemistry faculty and instructor for CHEM344 and CHEM101 provided the students guidance and direction for these projects.  The Pollinator Garden group found Bee Campus USA during their research on pollinators and presented the information and their project details during course presentations.  And the rest, as they say, BEE came history!  Read more about CSUCI's Bee Campus USA recognition here.

Campus Coastal Cleanup

Annual Coastal Cleanup Day  - This year, two CSU Channel Islands locations were available for volunteers, the Channel Islands Boating Center in Oxnard and CI's main campus.  While CIBC kayaked for Coastal Cleanup Day, CI's main campus heated things up with solar cooking for campus volunteers.  We hope our campus volunteers enjoyed the sun loved burritos, shrimp & linguini pasta, and madras lentils.  Thumbs up to CI's Jennifer Linquist for coordinating Ventura County's site locations and to all of Ventura County and their efforts to Keep Our Oceans clean!

Clubs & Orgs Fair Collage

Clubs & Orgs Fair  - SustainableCI provided the classic "What's On Your Plate" challenge - select your items and find out how many gallons of water was needed for your plate.  Courtesy of Biology Major, Justin Yu, a new activity called "Recycle & Sort" was introduced to table visitors.  Participants had 60 seconds to sort 6 items in to Trash, Compost, or Recycle sections.  Yes, 60 seconds!  We hope your time at our tabling session was not only fun & engaging but educational too!  Thanks for coming CI Dolphins!

Welcome Week Weekend - CSU Channel Islands Welcome Week kicked off the weekend with Saturday's Student Service Summit and Sunday's Welcome Celebration. The Student Service Summit is one of five events of Serve It Up, a yearlong program, providing the CSU Channel Islands community with service opportunities in Ventura County. Welcome Celebration ushered in the start of a new academic year for new and returning students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff of the CI campus community. 

Spring 2018 ...

Tackling Trash?  What's your Waste Couture? - Check out CSUCI's Trash Implementation Plan.

Impacts Of Trash

With the help of Jennifer Lindquist, Channel Islands' Hazardous Materials Manager, and Christine Miller, Channel Islands' CAD Drafting Technician, The Trash Implementation Plan was created through ESRM 428  students, Daniel Hill & Rachel LeeAnn Williams. 


  Special thanks to ESRM Faculty:  Kiki Patsch, Cynthia Hartley, and Mary Woo for their guidance on this project.

Eco Ekho

Earth Month & Red Out Wednesday Eco Ekho Day  - April is Earth Month and with it highlights on the environment and sustainability.  Dish on clean energy with Solar Ovens, Get off-the-wall with Pupil Power Plant, and talk waste, trash, & environmental impact with Fast Fashion, Pollinators, & No Idling. 

Mix it up with Green Chemistry & Go Green with Eco Ekho on Red Out Wednesday, April 18th from 11AM - 2PM at Central Mall.  

Keep an eye out for some of these tables: 

  • "What's On Your Plate?" Activity
  • Sun Power With The Solar Oven
  • Pupil Power Plant
  • Fast Fashion "Reduce, Reuse, Rewear"
  • No Idling Voting Table
  • Pollinator Garden Table

From 3:00PM - 4:30PM at Broome Plaza, take advantage of the Fender Blender session, a collaboration between SustainableCI and CIBK.

Eco Ekho Full

So drop Eco Ekho Day to get involved, take on an activity, and see what the campus is doing and has been doing to encourage & promote sustainability throughout the CI community. 

Eco Ekho Day would not have been possible were it not for the following contributions and collaborative efforts of SustainableCI Academic Affairs, MKT410, CHEM101, & CHEM344, Santa Rosa Island Research Station Student Committee, Kappa Rho Delta, Student Government, Green Generation ClubKilusan Pilipino, CIBK, and, of course, our mascot, Ekho, for shredding it with the Fender Blender!  Special thanks to CI's amazing grounds crew, CI's EH&S team, Ventura County Watershed Protection District, The Abundant Table, Community Roots Garden, Sierra Club Wilderness Basics, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, Island Packers, Scratch Food Truck.

Clubs & Orgs Fair

Clubs & Orgs Fair (fka Involvement Fair) - Broome Plaza from 11:30AM to 2:30PM on Wednesday January 31st and February 1st. 

SustainableCI will be co-tabling with Santa Rosa Island Research Station.  Drop by SustainableCI's and SRIRS's table to see what the research station is up to, what the campus is doing and has been doing to encourage & promote sustainability throughout the CI community. 

Show us the Research Station iconic image for entry into a drawing for a SRIRS T-shirt, cap, or pullover.  What's On Your Plate?Or take on the "What's On Your Plate Toss" Activity on Wednesday January 31st.  Even yet, spin the "Green To Fortune" Wheel on February 1st for a reusable tote, a Pilot B2P, or other eco-friendly items.

Introduce yourself and get involved!  We'd love to meet you.

Go Green.  Think Green. Make Green Choices.  Do your part and make a difference.  Do your part and BE the difference!

Fall 2017 ...

Fall Into The Season with SustainableCI!  Finals is next month and November's tabling sessions on Wednesday 11/5 and Wednesday 11/29 at Broome Plaza will cover some stress relievers as a prelude to finals week with mental activities (Spiritual, Mental, Physical) for the mind.  Take on one or all of the activities and remember to make sure to make time for yourself and take a quick break during study sessions.   And if you don't have time to sit down for a meal, consider eco-friendly alternatives for pick-me-ups!  Your grey matter will thank you.  As always, don't forget  to muse on the three R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Fall Into The Season Activities

The final Fall Into The Season tabling on 11/29 will close out with a collaboration between SustainableCI and CIBK - Get Ready to Rock The Bike with the Fender Blender.  Take a break and de-stress while exercising and making your own smoothies!  Participants who blend their smoothie will receive a reusable blender bottle!  Drop by and don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!  Can't make to it these tabling sessions?  SustainableCI and CIBK plan to collaborate again during Earth Month so we'll see you in April for Earth Month 2018!

To all of SustainableCI's participants, thanks again for taking the time to learn and engage at our tabling session and activities.  We hope everyone who participated this semester learned more about CI's sustainable features and that sustainability is a social lifestyle!  Pass it on!

Campus Sustainability Month - CI is ushering in the 2nd October Campus Sustainability Month (CSM) for 2017 Fall semester.  Tabling sessions will be held on Red Out Wednesdays:

Oct 4th and 18th at Broome Plaza | October 11th and 25th at Central Mall.

Tabling activities such as "What's On Your Plate?", "GoGreen 90 Second Flash Match", "GoGreen Word Search" will be part of CSM as well as a GoGreen CheckList Challenge which will be due by October 31st midnight.  These activities and the Checklist provide outreach and educate participants on topics such as water conservation, food waste, product labeling/ingredients, environmental awareness, and how a choice can become a habit and thus become a way of life.

Let's Kahoot!It

As part of CSM, select course sections will be encouraged to get interactive by participating in CI's "6 Degrees of Green" with Kahoot!ing Into Sustainability.  Students in these course section are tested on his/her knowledge about environmental themes & ideas. The activity, using Kahoot! (first introduced last Fall 2017) was meant engage awareness of students, staff, faculty, and guests on their environmental footprint and how everyday choices impact the earth.  Like previous semesters, top Kahoot!ers will be presented with a reusable water bottle!

Drop by SustainableCI's tabling sessions and take on three tabling activities and get entered into a drawing for a 40oz Hydro Flask or complete the GoGreen Checklist by October 31st for entry into the 40oz Hydro Flask.  If you haven't already,  Pledge Sustainability!  Sustainability is a social lifestyle so pass it on!  We'll see you next October for CSM 2018!

Clubs & Orgs Fair (fka Involvement Fair) -Broome Plaza from 11:30AM-2:30PM on Wednesday September 6th and Thursday September 7th.

Welcome back Dolphins!  Drop by SustainableCI's table to start off your academic semester.  We'll have a twist on "What's On Your Plate?"
as well as the  Pledge Sustainability link for those of you who are interested in pledging to GoGreen!

Go Green!  Think Green! Make Green Choices! And Make A Difference!


Spring 2017 ...

Earth Day Extravaganza - SAVE THE DATE!

Green Generation CI has been busy with this Spring's Earth Day Extravaganza!

SustainableCI Postcard - Earth Day Extravaganza 2017

Keep an eye out for some of these tables:

  • "What's On Your Plate?" Activity
  • 90 Second GoGreen Memory Challenge
  • Trash Toss Activity
  • Reduce, Reuse, Rewear
  • E-Waste Collection Event

Thumbs up to CHEM344 and MKT310 students who have been collaborating with GGC & SustainableCI for this year's event!  The extravaganza will conclude with Saturday's April 22nd (the official Earth Day) Drone Oil Spill Clean Up Simulation courtesy of ESRM!

Ready? Set? Game On! - Let's Kahoot! - CSUCI's Gina Matibag of Academic Affairs presented an interactive workshop at CSU Chico's This Way To Sustainability XII 2017.

CSU Chico's This Way To Sustainability XII

Kahoot!ing into sustainability was the theme and getting interactive with CI's "6 Degrees of Green" challenged participants on his/her knowledge about environmental themes and ideas.  The activity, using Kahoot!, engaged awareness of students, staff, faculty, and guests on one's environmental footprint and how everyday choices impact the earth. 

Sustainability Assessment - As a step towards understanding campus views on environmental sustainability and as part of our sustainability effort at CI, we would like to know more about your perspective and behaviors regarding environmental issues.

Sustainability Survey Flyer & Information

Fall 2016 ...

Campus Sustainability Month - October is Campus Sustainability Month (CSM).  Drop by SustainableCI's tabling days (Wednesday, 10/12 and Wednesday 10/26) at Aliso Dolphin Plaza from 11:00AM - 1:00PM.  Drop by our table and 1) Pledge Sustainability, or 2) Enter one or all four of SustainableCI's CSM Table Drawings, or 3) Participate in the CSM Activity Challenge for a chance at a 40oz Hydro Flask!

Involvement Fair - Broome Plaza from 10AM-2PM on Wednesday September 7th.

Welcome Celebration - South Quad from 11AM-2PM on Sunday August 28th.  Freshmen and transfers are welcome to drop by SustainableCI's table to see what the campus is doing and has been doing to encourage & promote sustainability throughout the CI community.  Introduce yourself and get involved!  We'd love to meet you.

Go Green!  Think Green! Make Green Choices! And Make A Difference!

Spring 2016 ...

Graduation Gown Drive - Thank you Class of 2016 Donors.  Your contribution at one of SustainableCI's tables after commencement will help a future graduate!


Earth Day Extravaganza with GGC!  Green Generation Club did a wonderful job warming up participants with yoga and hosting 2016 Earth Day Extravaganza!

Earth Day 2016 Collage - What's On Your Plate Challenge, Trash Toss Challenge, SustainableCI Social Lifestyles Kit Winner

Participants were encouraged to learn more about Earth Day and elements/themes of Earth Day by visiting each table.  Dropping by each table allowed the participants to engage with the vendors and CI entities.  Once they received a stamp from every Earth Day table, participants were eligible to enter GGC's raffle.

CHEM 344 "Sustainable Events Project" group, Joanna Fogarty, Jonathan Herrera, Loran Razo, & Jose Tamayo provided a "Trash Toss" activity to educate attendees on what to trash and what to recycle; participants were provided with a reusable tote and Pilot's Bottle2Pen.

Other raffles were provided by Sustainable CI Social Lifestyles and CI Bicycle Kitchen & CI Transportation.

While tabling for Earth Day was held in the North Quad, on another part of campus, Sustainable CI's Facilities Services collaborated with CHEM344 "Planting Vegetation Project" group, Chris Conway, David Morales, Omar Peraza, Ravneet Singh, & Robert Villa, with an Earth Day tree planting volunteer opportunity.  The efforts celebrated CI's 4th consecutive year as Tree Campus USA.  The additional funding provided by I.R.A. enabled more trees to be planted along University Drive and in the restoration of Long Grade Creek.

Learn more about Facilities Services and Tree Campus USA

In the North Quad at SustainableCI's Academic Affairs table, a What's On Your Plate" challenge provided CI students and guests the opportunity to engage, learn, & appreciate the importance of water and water use.

What's On Your Plate Challenge Winner at 71.60 gallons

Participants of the "What's On Your Plate" Challenge received a Tree Campus USA Tumbler and a Dolphin "Not A Cape" Sticker.  Additionally, participants who selected a sea item from the protein bag, such as  shrimp or salmon, received a 5Gyres Postcard and 5Gyres Coaster.  Since CI is a 5-10 minute drive from the coast, it is as important for our community to be aware that what goes into the ocean ultimately goes into us.  Therefore, a clean earth is clean water and bluer oceans.

Congratulations to all the 2016 Earth Day Raffle winners!  We hope everyone who attended 2016 Earth Day Extravaganza learned more about CI's sustainable features and that sustainability is a social lifestyle!  Pass it on!  We'll see you next April for Earth Day 2017!

  • SPRING 2016 - Solar Light poles - Facilities will be installing solar LED based light poles in select areas throughout campus.
  • SPRING 2016 - HRE Energy Monitoring Installation - HRE enhancements/improvements to would enable building as well as floor competitions between the dorms
  • SPRING 2016 - 3D-Printer Upcycling - The 3D-Printer would use one-time water bottles which would otherwise go to the landfill as materials for printing.  The use of one-time use plastic water bottles reaffirms CI's diversion of bottles and in this case is "upcycling" the materials from the landfill.  Using one-time use plastic water bottles also saves costs on purchasing materials.
  • SPRING 2016 - Kiln Ceramics Upcycling - Use an existing kiln on campus, refurbish the kiln, and recycle the remnant clay and ceramic wastes into paver bricks.  The upcycled bricks would be used by Facilities and the campus, thus reducing the amount of waste tossed out.

Previous Events & Projects On Campus

SustainableCI & Projects Listed Within The Recycle Symbol


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