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It’s not too late to attend Chico State’s sustainability conference

Chico State and Butte College are gearing up for the This Way to Sustainability Conference—and even though it’s just days away, it’s not too late to get in.

Billed as the largest student-run sustainability conference in North America, the annual consortium held at Chico State will cover an array of environmental and social issues over four days (Nov. 6-9). Late registration is available online (

Halli Bovia, a sustainability consultant with the university’s Institute for Sustainable Development, said attendees of a wide range of backgrounds will enjoy workshops, speeches, exhibits, tours and demonstrations on nearly every imaginable topic in the realm of sustainability. “It’s varied for everyone from experts to anyone who’s just getting interested in this kind of thing,” she said.

As in previous years, the event provides rare access to local and national experts in many fields. For instance, Felicity Barringer, a journalist who covers environmental issues for The New York Times, is heading up one of the five keynote speeches that are free and open to the public.