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Vista Grande Express promotes sustainability through reusable containers

Vista Grande Express, a restaurant in the Vista Grande dining complex, has begun using reusable containers as of Oct. 20, sparing over 500,000 single-use containers from the waste stream each year, according to Campus Dining. “The more times the container is reused, the more sustainable it becomes,” Campus Dining wrote on their website. “The container […]

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Cal Poly faculty participate in annual ‘Climate Solutions Now’ conference

The Initiative of Climate Leadership and Resilience (ICLR) hosted their annual Climate Solutions Now conference, an event coordinated across 12 different industries featuring professionals speaking on climate change and sustainability.  Cal Poly professors and alumni presented their work on various tracks within sustainability, including agriculture and agribusiness, campus facilities and operations and climate communication and […]

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The art of upcycling: Student-run businesses strive to incorporate sustainable practices

As part of a month-long celebration of sustainability, student vendors participated in Cal Poly Green Campus’ Sustainability Festival in October, selling handmade goods with a mission of promoting local, sustainable fashion. One such vendor was Hope Springer, a graduate student at Cal Poly who makes bottle cap earrings and other jewelry. After meeting former Cal […]

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SLO Transit wins an innovation award

San Luis Obispo’s public transportation system recently received the Innovation Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  SLO Transit was given this award because of recent work with Bishop Peak Technology that installed reactive smart lighting on city buses. The smart lighting works to better communicate with passengers who have visual, auditory, cognitive or […]