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SLO’s air quality ‘F’ grade misleading

Jessica Burger San Luis Obispo County residents are often confused by the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report, which this past year placed San Luis Obispo as the ninth most polluted city by ozone with a letter grade of “F.”  The annual report has been given for 13 years, and according to the […]

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Mr. Eco looks to a new, green future

Jessica Burger Environmental activist Brett Edwards is envisioning a nation-wide school tour for his sustainability-representing alter-ego, Mr. Eco — but not before finishing up his last quarter at Cal Poly as a business administration senior. Edwards released his debut album, “Get Green Or Die Trying,” this past spring, which featured parody tracks of rap […]

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'Get Down to Earth' with Earth Day SLO festival

The Earth Day Alliance (EDA) will host the 22nd annual Earth Day SLO festival on April 22 to celebrate and bring awareness to environmental issues on Earth Day’s 42nd anniversary. This year’s theme, “Get Down to Earth,” aims to get more people serious about environmental issues. Started in 1990, the EDA is a volunteer, non-profit […]

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De-energizing the Red Bricks

Next month, energy-conscious freshman can look forward to spending less time in the shower, and more time turning off lights. The six red brick dormitories located at the top of the Cal Poly campus will compete in February to see which hall can save the most energy in the sixth annual Red Brick Energy Competition. […]

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Help 'em out, 'Turn Em Out'

Make sure to “Turn Em Out” to support Cal Poly’s Green Campus November Awareness month. Turn Em Out is an awareness campaign, promoted by Green Campus, encouraging students to turn out their lights and other electric appliances when they are not in use to help reduce Cal Poly and its students’ carbon footprints. Green Campus […]

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Mr. Eco looks to environmental future

Mr. Eco is difficult to miss. Wearing a green cape, bright yellow T-shirt, green basketball shorts and “bling” adorned with a compact florescent light (CFL) bulb, students might have seen him at football games, soccer games, during Week of Welcome (WOW) or at the SLOBound event downtown. People around campus also might see him in a […]