Sustainability Projects

I mentor and guide students on creating and implementing sustainability projects at CSUCI in two of my chemistry courses. Typically, in the Fall Semester in my Environmental Chemistry class (Chem 101) the students design a project and work to obtain funding. In the Spring Semester, in my Energy and Society class (Chem 344) the students work to implement the projects. Below are brief descriptions of our successful projects.


The success of our sustainability projects is due to a collaborative effort from other faculty and staff. With our combined efforts we have executed several successful projects. Two individuals have been instrumental to all of the projects success. I am especially grateful to our Chair of the Chemistry Department, Professor Simone Aloisio who has made these projects possible through his support and wisdom. I am also thankful to Gina Matibag, Administrative Analyst from Academic Affairs who has been instrumental in providing insight and advice on every project.

Our Successful Projects

Click on the links below to learn more about each project.

Ongoing Community Service


Hosting an Annual CI Earth Day

(Eco Ekho Day)

Pollinator Gardens and Outreach

Skip the Straw & Kick the Cup Campaign
(To be posted soon)

Clothing Drive

No Idling Campaign

(to be posted soon)

Food Donation Bins and a Wagon


Bike Generated Electricity

(To be posted soon)


Solar Cooking

(To be posted soon)


Electronic Waste Disposal Event

 Waste Signage Improvement

Battery Powered Garden Tools

Organic Waste Educational Campaign

 Waste Signage Improvement


Parking Lot Solar Lights


Green Screens


Planting Vegetation


Restoration of the Art Department’s Kiln


Sustainable Events


New projects are

currently under way.