Environmental Injustice in a Community Near Chapman

December 9, 2022 by Maya Cheav | Uncategorized

“Unearthing Lead: The Power of Historical Maps,” an EPA award-winning video by a team of students at UCI led by Tim Schutz.  Read the article below from Maya Cheav, a Community Science Organizer for Orange County Environmental Justice (OCEJ), on the soil lead issue occurring in Santa Ana and what OCEJ is doing to combat


The Conversation on Conservation

September 2, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Water conservation has been and remains to be a priority at Chapman. We have completed several initiatives and have many more underway that demonstrate our commitment to reducing water use on our campus. We’ll share status updates on in-progress projects, details on completed projects, and educational resources on all things water conservation. Bookmark this page


Energy-Saving Computer Shutdown Schedule

July 18, 2022 by | Uncategorized

In an effort to conserve energy at Chapman University, IS&T and the Office of Sustainability are implementing computer shutdown schedules in target areas across campus. The new schedule will go live Thursday, July 21st. During the summer session, computers in the Leatherby Libraries computer labs, Keck Center computer labs 153 and 156, Beckman 104, Hashinger


Sustainable Panther Summer Checklist

June 16, 2022 by | Uncategorized

We’ve crafted a list of sustainable practices and products by which to make informed decisions and set the standard for a sustainable summer season.  Practices:  Carbon Offset Travel Carbon-offsetting transportation is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint this summer. Many airlines partner with carbon offset programs to minimize emissions themselves or give passengers


Ditch the Dumpster during Move-Out! 

May 16, 2022 by | Uncategorized

At the end of every school year, students in dorms leave behind a significant number of personal belongings and discarded items in residence halls, and we encourage all students to make a difference by donating items they no longer need or don’t want to take home before moving out. We will be accepting the following


2022 Earth Week Events!

April 15, 2022 by | Earth Month

The Office of Sustainability invites you to celebrate Earth Week with us! Read on for a schedule of events.   Monday, April 18: Weigh the Waste   Randall Dining Commons, 11:30 AM -1:30 PM  The Office of Sustainability will conduct a food waste audit in the dining hall through lunch on Monday to raise awareness about


Slow Living + Intentionality

March 4, 2022 by | Uncategorized

One of many meaningful commitments to sustainability is making the active decision to slow down in the everyday hustle by buying time through intentional planning, and making conscious, well-thought-out decisions. In the 1980s, Italian editor and political activist Carlo Petrini founded the International Slow Food Movement to promote traditional cooking with locally-sourced food within his


Inspiration for (Imperfect) Plant-Based Eating

January 18, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Throughout the pandemic, many people have been spending more time at home and have gotten the opportunity to reconnect with their kitchens. In light of many making New Year’s resolutions to commit to Veganuary (eating vegan for the month of January), we’d like to highlight a few of the benefits of eating plant-based, as it


The Benefits of Plants on Wellness

November 12, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Yesterday, November 11, the Office of Sustainability teamed up with the Chapman Wellness Project to highlight environmental wellness during their wellness week events. We offered various indoor plants and succulents in the piazza to encourage students to foster their connection with the environment and attend to their own physical and mental wellbeing. For this reason, we

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