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Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB’s Earth Week

Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB's Earth Week
May 10, 2018

Yessenia Funes, an environmental journalist for the blog Earther, gave a keynote speech to kick off Earth Week at CSUEB, April 23 through 27. She gave an informative and poignant presentation in the Multipurpose...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall
August 27, 2017

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However,...

New Hayward library to be zero net energy

New Hayward library to be zero net energy
August 23, 2017

Hayward is on the road to its first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building with the construction of a new public library. A ZNE building produces an equal amount of energy that it uses annually from...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president
May 31, 2017

What Happened? On Tuesday night President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” The mysterious word caused an eruption on social media, but the...

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Good chimneys make good neighbors
May 17, 2017

When I moved less than three miles away from the Valero oil refinery in Benicia just over two years ago, I wondered if it was safe to live so close to a compound designed solely to process toxic materials....

Why community service is important

Why community service is important
March 15, 2017

On a recent Saturday morning, I attended a clean up event held by the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, a program created by former Hayward Mayor Mike Sweeney in 2007 to help reduce the amount of...

Community helps Hayward keep clean and green

Community helps Hayward keep clean and green
March 8, 2017

Jillian Hogan moved from San Jose to Hayward three years ago to be closer to her job in San Leandro. But she quickly noticed lots of fast food bags, chips and other garbage floating around in her neighborhood....

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025
January 18, 2017

Over the next eight years, Hayward residents will see a lot more solar panels in their city — $15 million worth, to be exact — mounted on everything from fire stations to carports. On Dec. 6, the...

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects
December 6, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a grant of $28 million to California Native American tribal governments for environmental projects, the organization announced at the 24th Annual Regional...

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold
November 30, 2016

Rising rents in the Bay Area can make it difficult for students to afford off-campus housing, so many of Cal State East Bay’s students seek on-campus housing when they start school here. There’s...

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Photo by Kali Persall/The Pioneer
April 6, 2016

A controversial proposal by the Valero oil refinery that would bring in thousands of tons of crude oil a day has some Benicia residents seriously questioning whether it’s time to peel the “It’s Better...

CSUEB prepares for campus sustainability day

Jillian Buckholz, director of sustainability, discusses goals for the upcoming academic year.
October 14, 2015

It’s been said time and time again, “We need to be more environmentally friendly.” It’s easier said than done but the question is how do we make it happen? To assist in answering that question...

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