sustainability

algae
February 9, 2012

A Sonoma State University collaboration with the city of Santa Rosa is proving that with just a little help from Mother Nature, cars can run on algae--giving a whole new meaning to green energy. 

As part of the wastewater treatment process at the city's sewer plant, ponds covered with...

sustainability
February 8, 2012

New sustainability efforts are underway on-campus, driven by student feedback and consultations with Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) and Sonoma State Enterprises (SSE).

This month, ASI and SSE are introducing a paper bag campaign and a composting intiative, as well as continuing their...

group of students participating in earth day
April 18, 2016

Earth Day is April 22, and a student group at Sonoma State University is encouraging the campus community to start the celebration one day early with events scheduled throughout the day on Thursday, April 21.

"We want to promote different avenues for involvement, whether on or off campus...

April 4, 2016

Imagine being able to see a forest--to know the height of its trees, the paths of its waterways, the density of its vegetation--from a laptop in a coffee shop thousands of miles away. There's no need to imagine--this 3D mapping technology and more will be discussed and presented at the Center...

student with laptop
group of students showing data visualization on laptops
December 15, 2015

Numbers and statistics can be a more effective sleep aid than Nyquil. But an engineering science class at Sonoma State University is making data not just interesting, but exciting and visually intriguing.

"For students, it's teaching them how to frame problems and present data to folks...

zipcar
March 18, 2016

The car rental service Zipcar has landed at Sonoma State University. The convenient transportation option is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community over the age of 21.

Sonoma State is...

electric car logo
September 16, 2016

Sonoma State University is installing six electric vehicle charging stations on campus. The charging stations will be installed in Lot D by the Student Center and Lot L by the Green Music Center by the end of the year.

"Our long term plan is to analyze how these first six PEV charging...

bill mckibben giving a lecture
September 16, 2016

Bill McKibben, climate change journalist and founder of 350.org, kicks off the third annual Sonoma State University Sustainability Days with a keynote address on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. A day of presentations, panels...

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