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CSUSM Sustainability Events:

  • Fall 2023

    Journey to Zero Waste Fair: Thursday, October 23, 2023

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Kellogg Plaza

    Help us reach our zero waste goal! Come get free swag and learn about zero waste.

    What's Free? Office supplies, churros, clothes, and zero waste swag.

    We are accepting clothes donations now through October 23, 2023.

    Donate pre-loved clothing, shoes, and accessories for our upcoming Journey to Zero Waste Fair, happening on October 26, 2023. 

    • Clean Air Day and Tree Planting 

    Join us and take the California Clean Air Day pledge! We will be celebrating California Clean Air Day on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

    Tree Planting: 10:00 am, across the street from the Public Safety Building, next to the University Services Building. We will be planting a grapefruit tree and a blood Orange tree. 

    Take the pledge and get free pizza: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, outside of the USU near Chavez Plaza 

    Crash's Free Store: August 23, 2023

    9:00 am - 12 pm at the Old Recycle Yard, accross from Upper Lot E

    Join us before school starts to get free office supplies. Through our Zero Waste efforts we have worked to divert office supplies from going to the landfill. You can save some money this semester by visitng our storage and grabbing some free supplies.  

    Click here for a map

  • Spring 2023
    • Stories for the Planet: Inaugural Planet Mentorship exhibition at the Data Stacks

    Exhibition Launch: April 26, 2023 

    10:30am Kellogg Library 5400, Reading Room

    12:00pm - 1:00pm Kellogg Library Data Stacks (4th floor)

    Art by CSUSM Student Change Makers on Climate (In)Justice, Sustainability, and Society. Stories for the Planet extends from Barrio Logan to the beaches of the Pacific and reaches the waters of Burundi. This exhibition showcases art by the inaugural cohort of the Planet Mentorship program. Growing Future Change Makers: Restorative Pathways for Diverse Students and the Planet was created under the collaborative direction of the Sustainability Program and Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Ariel Stevenson, and Center ARTES and Lucy HG Solomon. The program connects students success and curricular innovation around sustainability and social justice, paving the way for students of color to become change makers for the planet.

    Exhibiting Planet Change Makers:

    • Daisy Guiterrez
    • Luis Lopez 
    • Melline Nitunga
    • Alexis Vaughn
    • Niki Johnson
    • Aidelen Montoya
    • David Ramos

    Terrarium that looks like lungs

    • Earth Month:

    CSUSM Earth Month events for April 2023

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2022
    • Spring Cleaning? Got Gently Used Clothes to Donate to our Cougar Thrifts event at Journey to Zero Waste Fair
    • This Way to Sustainability Conference 2022, use discount code csusanmarcos2022
  • Fall 2021
    • Clean Air Day Event 2021
    • Sustainable Menstruation Event 2021
  • Spring 2021
    • BIPOC & Green: Centering CS"U"SM in the Environmental Justice Movement Event
  • Fall 2020
    • Climate Justice = Social Justice: Conversations Exploring the Intersections of People, Planet and Power
    • Free Composting Opportunity for Campus Community through our Partnership with The Compost Company
  • Fall 2019
    • Support Cougar Thrifts: A Free Store for Students
    • CSUSM's Environmental Stewards Association Leads Campus Global Climate Strike 
    • Save the Food EcoChallenge
  • Spring 2019
    • Support the Campus-Wide Grab N' Go Event April 22nd
  • Fall 2016
    • Thank You For Recycling Day 


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