October 15, 2021
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 1:22 pm THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN IS HERE
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 7:48 pm Library Wants to Redefine Perception of its Services
  • 5:18 pm My Silent War with the Shadow of Anxiety
  • 11:57 pm CSUDH: Safe Haven for Women of the Community
  • 10:50 pm Get Spooked on a budget; CSUDH theme-park discount
  • 10:34 pm Stress Less, Accumulate Success

Dreaming of Streaming

Although the state has mandated all CSU campuses incoporate multi-stream trash receptables by mid-October to aid in sustainability efforts,Teddy the Toro, like all informed Toros, knows the CSUDH campus is already well on its path to becoming a nearly zero waste campus by 2025.

By Serena Sanchez, Staff Reporter

As of January 2020 due to Assembly Bill 2812 and 827 the regulation of the  California State University System requires large facilities to prioritize sustainability. These requirements include having receptacles, education, and staffing for each of the campus recycling programs,  a compost program, and multi-stream containers. 

California State University, Dominguez Hills is implementing three-stream bins in all areas of the campus, with the added recycling compost. 

According to CSUDH’s Zero Waste Coordinator, Lily Ledesma, the Zero Waste program’s name may be a misconception. While it does not mean CSUDH is 100% zero waste, it means the goal is to reach 90% waste diversion by the year 2025. 

“Our campus has the goal of reaching that 90% waste diversion by diverting materials away from the landfill and utilizing the recycling and compost streams to bring us closer to our goal,” Ledesma explained. 

A driving force behind this initiative is to become a model zero waste campus within the CSU system and to meet the system’s requirements, but it is also about creating a distinct path for staff, students, and faculty to make a change at an individual level. 

“Some things may be out of our control, but when it comes to Zero Waste, we do have power…to change our behavior, our lifestyle at that moment,” said Ledesma.

The university is doing Eco-Living Workshops during September, teaching how to create a more sustainable lifestyle from scratch. These virtual workshops take place every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. and topics range from making sustainable household items, accomplishing daily challenges, upcycling food scraps, formulating t-shirt reusable shopping bags and learning to shop on a budget ethically.

Events planned throughout October’s sustainability month

The upcoming Sept. 29th event will touch on how to make toiletries, soaps, deodorants, and scrubs all by yourself, all while using clean ingredients instead of harmful chemicals. 

October is Sustainability month, which means “Zero Waste” Wednesday will be announced and hosted via Zoom, along with a “Tree Planting Party/Sustainability” Town Hall on Oct. 20.

“[Sustainability month] will be about Zero Waste, green jobs, acts of service, and a central plant trick-or-treat tour,” Ledesma explained. The virtual tour will add to the general spooky theme of Halloween, accompanied by a scavenger hunt and a haunted maze.

For students who are interested in becoming more involved, but are not sure how to, there are both on and off-campus ways to go about it. One way is by joining the CSUDH Sustainability Club, which meets every Monday and will be hosting presentations focused on sustainability, every Monday of the semester with different topics. “The club, it’s just trying to get as many students as we can reach. It doesn’t have to be an Earth Science major, it doesn’t have to be Environmental Science, it’s just open to everybody,” said the club’s spokesperson, Jessica Ledesma.

Other ways to get involved include taking part in the ‘Zero Waste Ambassadors Program’ and the Urban Farm Program, where students can help maintain the garden beds and harvest produce at the Campus Urban Farm. The ambassador program involves advocating for sustainability on campus, helping at tabling events, and assuring that waste is correctly disposed of. 

The Office of Sustainability on campus posts daily challenges, opportunities, and events they host on Instagram to remain up-to-date.

According to Ledesma, none of this would be possible without students’ help and deep-rooted support on campus. “The Zero Waste program, as we have been rolling them [the three-stream waste bins] out, students have really played a crucial part in getting the word out,” she said. 

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