Paper or plastic?

Laura Pezzini lpezzini@mustangdaily.net The controversial ordinance regarding the distribution of single-use bags in stores will go into effect in San Luis Obispo County on Oct. 1. The ordinance is meant to extensively reduce plastic bag usage without becoming a complete…

Students think Cal Poly gets gold for going green

Responsibility for the environment is a task that will soon be left to college students, and the movement to become more environmentally conscious and active is hard to ignore. As a university with a large agricultural program, it is no…

Poly climate class turns ideas into policy

City and regional planning studio, community planning laboratory, works with the city of San Luis Obispo to enact a climate action plan.

Students disapprove of student-led sustainability fund

Fifty-six percent of 5,528 Cal Poly students polled do not support a fee to fund student-led sustainability projects on campus.

Students to plant 500 trees

On Saturday, non-profit organization One Cool Earth and the Cal Poly Environmental Council teamed up to pot 50 Madrone trees and 500 Redwood trees, and picked acorns to plant Oak trees.

Sustainability: Easily done in daily routine

Students may not have the power to influence politics or can afford to drive a hybrid, but there is a way to affect positive change by paying more attention to the way we do everyday routines.

Film festival to address variety of environmental concerns

A number of contemporary environmental issues will be addressed during the second annual Los Padres Forestwatch “Wild and Scenic” Film Festival.

Local and international internships that make difference

Sustainability-oriented and green-minded internships may just be a more fulfilling way to spend your summer during a down economy.

T3 patrol vehicles offer campus security to go green

In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, and to make it easier to access certain areas of campus, the Cal Poly University Police Department has adopted three-wheeled electric vehicles

Future of innovation is reliant on nature

Biomimicry is the redesign of industrial processes and products based on new understandings of how natural systems and creatures accomplish similar ends — and it may be the most promising branch of the growing sustainable design movement.

Feds seek to control even your kitchen sink

The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) proposes to put “all ocean space” under the control of the U.N.’s Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS).