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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Shelbi Sullaway is a mechanical engineering junior and Mustang News opinion columnist. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. In my hometown, I have to cross windy freeway overpasses and awkwardly wait at crosswalks with cars passing at 50 mph just to get to my favorite coffee shop. Like most suburban cities […]
Cal Poly Campus Dining hosted ‘Food For Thought’ on Tuesday in the University Union. The forum allowed students to make public comments and suggestions to dining representatives and chefs. The discussion is meant to allow students to voice their concerns and allow dining to make changes that meet the needs of students. Topics ranged from […]
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 […]
The San Luis Obispo City Council has enacted its first Active Transportation Plan, outlining a strategy for implementing pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and policies throughout the city.
Industrial engineering senior Trevor Howell created a sustainable candle company using recycled beverage cans.
Cal Poly’s new Sustainable Fashion Club is calling all lovers of fashion, social and environmental justice and community. With plans for the upcoming virtual quarter, the club will provide ecological integrity and social justice education via Zoom webinars and other various events.
A group of Cal Poly students led by graphic communication junior Annika Furr are creating a virtual training program called “Refuse, Reduce, Recycle” for incoming freshmen to educate them on personal sustainability practices.
Black or blue. That is the choice that most Americans have when they throw something away, or recycle. Yet, knowing the correct choice of which to pick is not always simple as plastics in the blue bin and waste in the trash. With nowhere to ship recycling now that China has stopped accepting recycling boats […]