BLOG: Get better gas mileage

Cal Poly’s Supermileage Vehicle Team knows a thing or two about how to get the most mileage – the team’s futuristic prototype vehicle got 2752.3 mpg at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas in 2008. Here are their tips on how to make your car more fuel-efficient.

Poly student sustainability mindset needs improvement

We must develop a unique epistemology of systems thinking; that is, an understanding of how problems can be solved by looking at the components as a part to the whole.

Sustainability across California: Is Cal Poly losing its edge?

Cal Poly has historically done a number of things that have propelled us in a direction of creating a more sustainable campus, but not recently.

Utilizing the old Powerhouse as a sustainability center at Cal Poly

As with most institutions, sustainability at Cal Poly is a phenomenon that has made headway on campus in large part through grassroots organizers.

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.

Students and grads return from California Energy Tour

The California Energy Tour was a five-day event planned by four Cal Poly alumni with a goal of exposing young professionals to the realities of the California energy sector.

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.

Kramer’s Presidency: A look back

ASI presidents are often faced with unexpected obstacles and Kramer’s experience was no exception. The response to issues such as the symbols of hate portrayed by the crop house, three student deaths and fiscal shortcomings shaped Kramer’s presidency.

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.

Is green suburbia really possible?

Forty miles north of San Francisco, on the site of a former industrial park, work is underway on the ambitious new Sonoma Mountain Village, a 200-acre development that aims to be truly sustainable.

Find your niche in the scheme of green

Anyone with a successful career has at some point taken an inventory of their skills and interests and funneled them into a position that pays. Turn what you are merely good at into a career you love by finding a way integrate sustainability into your area of expertise.