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Sustainability Project Showcase 2020

Published April 28, 2020

Welcome to the Virtual Sustainability Project Showcase!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Sustainability Project Showcase will be online until the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Below each project is a link to like, comment or share on Facebook. We encourage all to interact with the projects made by students who have worked hard on their posters, research, art, videos and more!

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Design Concept/Solutions

Ecofeminism

Project by: Melissa Olivas

ecofeminism

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401/WGSS 402

Professor: Professor Caputi

Abstract: I am doing a poster pertaining to ecofeminism.


The Passiflora

Project by: Mizuho Gonzalez

passiflora

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: DESIGN 360A - Environmental Communications

Professor: Deborah Satterfield

Abstract: The passiflora is an environmental design located in Second Street at Belmont Shore, Long Beach. The location of the passiflora is surrounded by many retail stores and restaurants. The purpose of this design was to provide a better retail experience by using different sustainable and natural materials such as wood, stone and, greenery. The greenery of the space like the passionflowers and the lavender flowers were selected to promote a relaxation and to lower anxiety levels with their herbal characteristics.


Bees Wrap Display

Project by: Mizuho Gonzalez

bees wrap display

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: DESN 344A - Display and Exhibition

Professor: Wesley Woelfel

Abstract: Bees wrap is a sustainable alternative for plastic wrap. For this project, I decided to create a retail display for the bees wrap product so it can be more approachable and visually attractive. Because the product itself is sustainable, I decided to made its display from sustainable materials only in order to relate more to its branding.


Earth

Project by: Cassandra Jimenez

Sustainable Tourism

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401 Women in Political Theory

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: Sustainable Tourism benefits


Mother Nature? Yes. - Eco-feminism and the Ethic of Care 

Project by: Alexis Rangel

mother nature

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401/WGSS 402

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: My PowerPoint will explain ecofeminism in a detailed manner and attempt to offer a lens to which the average college student can interpret and possibly implement. I will use the relevancy of the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the lens of ecofeminism and how it can offer a more ethical approach.


Sustainability During Quarantine

Project by: David De La Cruz

Sustainability During Quarantine

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401

Professor: Dr. Caputi

Abstract: This is a poster set to be brief and to the point. Take it short and sweet, more so to get your wheels going in promoting sustainability in these times of pandemic.


We Only Have One Home

Project by: Erin Hawver

we only have one home

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: My project hopes to convey the importance of us all coming together an protecting our one and only home.


Fine Art/Performance

What Can We Do with a Can?

Project by: Stacy Olea

what can we do with a can

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: CHEM 100

Professor: Elaine Bernal

Abstract: For my project, I decided to make it on cans based on the information that I received from research. New aluminum cans are almost always made from bauxite, a mineral that the U.S. gets from mines in countries like Guinea and Australia. ... Bauxite mining contributes to habitat loss and water contamination, as well as a slew of other negative environmental impacts, like increased erosion. I included pictures in what different ways we can use cans in our lifestyle! Mainly using them as a watering tool, space to grow plants, and even as a candle!


Eco-feminism & Sustainability

Project by: Marisa Escalante

ecofeminism and sustainability

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401 Women In Political Theory

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: The connection between Eco-feminism and sustainability through the hierarchical system we live in today. With the use of Val Plumwood who address the dualism of nature and women.


Business/Marketing Solutions

Levi's Sustainable Marketing Plan

Project by: Maria Davis, Ibtissam Takassa, Joseluis Santillan, Kim Kraaij, and Karolina Vazquez

Levis Sustainable Marketing Plan

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor: Mary McKinley

Abstract: A marketing plan for Levi Strauss and Co. that highlights their efforts to be a sustainable corporation. We highlight Levi's strength and aim to help consumers make purchases that have a lighter environmental footprint. We have come up with 10 indicators that we feel define a company who is a good corporate citizen: Level of water Use, sustainable material sources, Input toxicity, Providing Fair conditions for employees/workers, The longevity of a pair of jeans, Workforce Diversity on race, culture, religion, & LGBTQ, Work environment, Labour Conditions, Sustainability Report Publishing and Energy efficiency.


Nintendo CSR Overview

Project by: Daniel Tyler, Brooke Zachry, Ryan Nishimoto, Rubi Lara, and Johnny Thai

Nintendo CSR Overview

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor:  Mary McKinley

Abstract: We put together a poster that would exhibit Nintendo's strengths as a company with the prompt "Do Well By Doing Good." We used 10 key indicators to benchmark how well Nintendo is doing.


Nordstroms 10 Sustainability Indicators

Project by: Trenton Buyan, Rebecca Ward, Skyla  Konesky, Christian Davis, and Austin Galvan

Nordstrom Sustainability Indicators

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor: Mary McKinley

Abstract: Our project is tracking Nordstroms and their impact on the world. We chose 10 indicators that would act as a benchmark for a company that is "doing well by doing good."


BMW 10 indicators: Doing well by doing good

Project by: Karen Reyes, Daniel Maier, Lisa Geiger, and Magdalena Konrath

BMW Sustainability Indicators

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor: Mary McKinley

Abstract: We chose to do this project on the BMW group. We researched this automotive company’s performance in areas of sustainability as well as ethical and social responsibility. We evaluated BMW based on the following 10 indicators (Charitable giving, women in the workforce, energy consumption, CO2 emissions, water consumption, ethical and social responsibility, workforce diversity, VOC, renewable energy, attrition rate) to assess how well they are currently doing. This poster serves to display our findings and identify their company performance.


Yeti

Project by: Julia McKamey, Nicole Baker, Nanor Gourdikian, and Fermina Mira

Yeti Sustainable Indicators

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor: Mary McKinley

Abstract: We researched sustainable business practices and benchmarks and chose Yeti to model and example.


IBM: 10 Sustainability Indicators

Project by: Anjeanette Chek, Edgar Trancozo, Krystal Perez, Jessica Tan, and Miao Miao Zhuo

IBM Sustainability Indicators

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor: Mary McKinley

Abstract: We are looking at 10 benchmarks of sustainability marketing within the company of IBM. They are: Renewable Electricity Consumption, Environmental Evaluation in the Supply Chain, CO2 Emissions Reductions, Water and Materials Conservation, Diversity in the Workplace, Social Impact in Education, Data Responsibility, Promoting Sustainable Developments, Employee Benefits, Volunteering.


Research related to Public Policy, Education, or Social Issues


What big Corp gets away with?

Project by: Carlos Trucios

what big corps get away with

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: I will be making a poster that will have information on what some big corporations do that cause issues in our environment and are unnoticed. I will have some example companies through research to have real world examples.


Now you Know

Project by: Stephen Cisterna

now youn know

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401 "Women in political theory"

Professor: Dr. Mary Caputi

Abstract: This is an information awareness poster to raise awareness about the Office of Sustainability.


An Ecofeminist Response to Environmental Degradation in Developing Countries

Project by: Chelsea Quezada

ecofeminist response to environmental degradation

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401: Women in Political Theory

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: I examined how ecofeminist theories can be applied to prevent environmental degradation in developing countries. These countries are vulnerable to severe changes in their landscapes because they want to be on the same caliber of developed countries.

Eco-Feminism

Project by: Antonio Flores

ecofeminism

 

Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: I will create a poster that will relative to my class discussion, lecture and readings on Eco-Feminism, through attending the virtual lectures on sustainability on campus I hope to gain a better understanding of how I can incorporate techniques in my own life to reduce my carbon footprint.

 


Research reated to Environmental or Natural Science(s)

Apple

Project by: Luis Rodriguez, Alexia Chang, Alex Maggio, and Ian Hunter

Apple Sustainability Indicators

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor: Mary McKinley

Abstract: Apple with a market capitalization of over $ 1.2 Trillion, is a global leader in designing, manufacturing, and selling smartphones, personal computers, tablets, accessories, and various consumer products and services. Their constant flow of innovation keeps consumers loyal to the brand. Their new Macbooks enclosures are made from 100% recycled aluminum, without compromising strength or finish. In so many ways, the most advanced products are the ones that make the least environmental impact. Apple also runs all of its operations on 100 percent renewable energy. All of Apple's facilities worldwide including Apple offices, retail stores, and data centers are now powered entirely by clean energy. They pushing to be a great sustainable and green company that is better than the rest. With all of these efforts, Apple will be evaluated and analyzed across 10 sustainability indicating dimensions.


Single Use Plastics

Project by: Vanessa Corona

single use plastics

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: Conservation Biology

Professor: Christine Whitcraft

Abstract: The video takes a lighter look at the issue of climate change, particularly on single use plastic. It encourages the audience to take a closer look at how we're harming the world around us and realize that even though we are part of the cause, we can also be part of the solution.


Diving into the LA River & Clean Water Act

Project by: Brittney Maine, Brianna Beltran, Michelle Hernandez, Tatiana Roque, and Savannah

the LA River

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: History 482

Professor: Dr. Quam-Wickham

Abstract: The project our group intends to present on is regarding the Clean Water Act and LA River. We plan to track the history of both events in order to show the changes that have happened over the years and the environmental impact of both subjects. We aim to use a historical timeline to show the impactful events/consequences as a result of the Clean Water Act and the changes to the LA River.


Adobe: Doing well by doing good

Project by: Jose Garcia,  Uyen Ha, Eimi Griffin, Katie Kulseth, and Rona Rica Barroa

adobe sustainability project

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: MKTG 405

Professor: Mary McKinley

Abstract: We decided to work with Adobe as they are a leader in the creative space, with little to no waste in packaging or manufacturing. Adobe has been one of the first companies to adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards. This commitment is helping Adobe operate with greater efficiency, reducing our impact on the planet, and stabilizing our costs over time. With sustainability practices like product innovations, Managing our operations with sustainability in mind and building partnerships for a brighter future.


Carbon Emissions

Project by: Julianne Ohlin

carbon emissions

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401 Women in Politics

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: My project focuses on sustainability and the environment. I wrote about the main contributors to climate change and pollution. Then, I listed the ways we can combat these environmental effects on personal and institutional levels. Lastly, I explain how we have seen this change right before our eyes due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and subsequent closure of pollutant producing corporations and activities.


Sustainability Project

Project by: Molly Prendes

sustainability project

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: Women in Political Theory

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: Eight ways to live more sustainably and improve the environment.


Ecofeminism

Project by: Leslie Fernandez

Ecofeminism

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: WGSS 402

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: Ecofeminism is the idea behind the connection of the destruction between women's rights and the destruction of our planet. we have allowed humans to take advantage of this earth and overuse its resources; this leads to feeling like men and women can have a division. Women are stereotyped to be connected to Mother Nature so many oppressions are against women and their freedom.  


CSULB and Sustainability

Project by: Cole Baird

CSULB and Sustainability

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Project Details & Abstract

Class: POSC 401/WGSS 402

Professor: Mary Caputi

Abstract: The poster covers what sustainability is and the occurring ways CSULB has been exercising sustainability. It also touches up on plans towards future progress for energy conservation, water conservation, and waste reduction.