SF State Magazine highlights University’s environmental efforts

December 4, 2023
Catie Thow Garcia at the EOS Center Open House

New issue focuses on Gators thinking globally and acting locally (and beyond).

SF State Magazine’s Fall/Winter 2023 issue puts the environment in the spotlight. Now available online, the issue includes articles about the many ways San Francisco State University alumni, students and faculty are working to explore and protect the planet. Among the work happening across campus, there are a few highlights of work from our College of Science & Engineering community.

In some ways San Francisco State’s best-kept secret, the Sierra Nevada Field Campus (SNFC) gets some much-deserved attention in a feature story about this bastion of earth science, art and learning in the middle of the wilderness. In the bonus web story “Slowing Down, Seeing More,” alumnus Raymond LeBeau shares his personal and scientific SNFC story. A special video feature, “Driven to Help the Planet,” highlights an enterprising astrophysics student’s efforts to create a mobile “tiny home” using recycled and renewable materials.

The magazine’s departments are filled with environmental angles, too. Ben Fong-Torres contributes a conversation with alumna Allison Crimmins, director of the federal government’s Fifth National Climate Assessment. The magazine’s Five Questions Q&A department expands to more questions (and more subjects) than usual with a discussion with the three co-directors of the University’s new hub for climate change-related activities, Climate HQ. Alumna Lisa D. White (B.A., ’84), director of education at UC Berkeley’s Museum of Paleontology, offers up a very personal “My SF State Story” exploring how her and her sisters’ endowment for scholarships for SF State students honors their remarkable parents, who met on campus in the 1950s. And, as always, the magazine is packed with profiles of amazing Gators, including Sausalito Resiliency and Sustainability Manager Catie Thow Garcia

Check out the full issue of SF State Magazine now.