A grand prize indeed

Chico State University beat out more than 100 entrants to take the grand prize in a nationwide contest of the National Wildlife Federation.

The Campus Ecology Chill Out recognizes colleges and universities around the country that are implementing innovative programs to reduce carbon dioxide pollution. Chico received the top prize for various campus initiatives, such as its focus on implementing sustainability into its curriculum and its commitment to environmentally sound campus construction.

The university will receive a $1,000 grant from the National Wildlife Federation to continue innovating global-warming solutions, as well as a special screening of An Inconvenient Truth, the Oscar-winning documentary about global warming. In addition, on Wednesday (April 18) Chico State was featured in a live webcast by the National Wildlife Federation that included a taped address from Al Gore.