Sustainability Symposium 2016


Titan Student Union (TSU) Titan Theater and Ontiveros

(Rescheduled) Friday, May 6, 2016

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Free to attend and open to the public.   Click to download flier.PDF File Opens in new window

Keynote Presenter

Nikki SilvestriNikki Silvestri
Co-Founder and CEO of Silvestri Strategies and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All in Oakland, CA

Nikki Silvestri has worked as an advocate for environmental and social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, and economic development. She has been influential in the community through the food movement, healthy communities, racial justice education, and social equity. Her current work is based in Oakland, CA.

She recently shifted to sustainability, developing a course curriculum for the University of California system, and working closely with Van Jones and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins at Green for All. Nikki's message focuses on equitable economies through numerous media channels., the Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle have featured her writing, and her recent television appearances include All In with Chris Hayes and the Melissa Harris Perry Show on MSNBC.


Lunch will be provided at the Keynote Lunch Program. Light refreshments will be served at the Reception in the Golleher Alumni House. We hope you are able to join us for this exciting event! Click here to RSVP.Opens in new window


How High Impact Practices can change the course of the campus and the world.

This year's theme will be Campus as a Living Lab. Presentations and posters will focus on research projects using the physical or social environments of the university.  The 'Campus as a Living Lab' is a unique opportunity to partner faculty and facilities management staff in using the campus as a forum for the exploration of sustainability concepts and theories. The program aligns the California State University's long-standing commitment to sustainability with the fundamental goal of preparing students for the workforce.

See below photos for recent Campus as a Living Lab projects.

CAD People

Student interns and staff from the Facilities Management GeoSys unit use GPS technologies to identify and cap campus irrigation for the water conservation measures and the turf removal project


Mihaylo Oranges

Mihaylo School of Business student volunteers pick oranges for donation to local food banks

Light Meters

CNSM 100 faculty and students conduct a hallway lighting-level inventory for occupant safety and energy efficiency measures with the Facilities Management Utilities Enterprise


Sustainable Waste Management Services

Undergraduate Geography students conduct a waste audit with Sustainable Waste Management Services

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