CSUN Honored with Four Statewide Sustainability Awards

CSUN's dockless bikes called LimeBikes.

CSUN has been recognized for its use of the LimeBike bike-share program and three other innovative and creative sustainability technologies, by the 2018 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC). Photo by Lee Choo.

California State University, Northridge’s Associated Students and Institute for Sustainability combined to win four best-practice awards for innovative and creative sustainability technologies. 

In July, the institute and AS were honored at the 2018 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) in Santa Barbara. CHESC highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs and community partnerships.

The 14th annual Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards competition at CHESC highlights the achievements that California campuses have made through innovative and sustainable operations, showcasing specific projects as models and best-practice projects that could be replicable across campuses statewide.

The Institute for Sustainability received an award for Sustainable Food Systems, and Associated Students was honored for the campus’ new LEED Platinum-certified Sustainability Center building, the center’s composting toilets and the launch of the LimeBike bike-share program on campus.

“CSUN and its Associated Students have made great strides over the past decade in attending to standards for sustainability. This recognition is a testament to those strides,” said Associated Students (AS) general manager David Crandall.

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