California State University Journal of Sustainability and Climate Change

The Chancellor’s Office of Sustainability and Department of Research has collaborated with the Press at Cal Poly Humboldt to launch the peer-reviewed CSU Journal of Sustainability and Climate Change.

Submit Today! We are accepting submissions on an on-going basis. To submit an article to the journal, please click the Submit Article link. Please review Submission Guidelines and Copyright and Permissions for more details. Requirement of IRB approval, when necessary.

To order a print version of Volume 1, click here. Volume 2 print version coming soon.

Dr. Natale “Nat” Zappia, a founding member of this Journal’s Editorial Board, was the Director of Institute for Sustainability at CSU Northridge. Dr. Zappia was a brilliant scholar, gifted teacher, caring mentor, beloved husband, devoted father, and a treasured member of the community. As a colleague, we were all saddened to hear of his passing recently. We were honored to have Nat as a contributing member of this Journal’s Board and deeply appreciative of the passion he brought to this project of inclusive scholarship in climate change and sustainability research. Information for supporting the Zappia Family during this difficult time can be found here: click here

Current Volume: Volume 2 (2023)


Development of Carbon Emission Assessment Tool Towards Promoting Sustainability in Cal State LA
Arezoo Khodayari, Soumya Puvvada, Jamaie M. Scott, Chandra Mouli Rotta, Geeth Sekhar Chadalawada, Jivar Afshar, Carlos D. Linares, and Brad Haydel


Understanding Consumers’ Motivations and Product Preferences for Deconsumption
Anubha Mishra Dr., Norm Borin, Joan Lindsey-Mullikin, and Ram Krishnan


Energy and Climate Change Issues Around CSUDH
Alex E. Perez, Tara B. Jones, Raju Bista, and Parveen K. Chhetri

Managing Editor

Tamara Wallace, Chancellor’s Office, Sustainability Programs Manager

Associate Editor

Nazli Yesiller, Ph.D, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director at Global Waste Research Institute

Advising Editor

Leslie Ponciano, Ph.D, Chancellor’s Office, Director of Research Opportunities

Editorial Board, 2022, Volume 2 (Coming soon: Fall 2022)

Dragos Andrei, Ph.D., Cal Poly Pomona, Professor, Civil Engineering Department

Roya Azizi, Ph.D., CSU Dominguez Hills, Professor, Department of Public Administration and Public Policy

Arlene Haffa, Ph.D, CSU Monterey Bay, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry

David Hassenzahl, Ph.D, Chico State University, Dean of Natural Sciences

Mehran Mazari, Ph.D., CSU Los Angeles, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Director at Sikand Center for Sustainability and Intelligent Infrastructure

Mahmood Nikbakhtzadeh, Ph.D., CSU San Bernardino, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Science

John O'Connell, Ph.D., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Professor Emeritus, Research Scholar in Residence with the Division of Research and Economic Development

Joseph Ragsdale, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

Hanoz Santoke, Ph.D., CSU Bakersfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ken Seligson, Ph.D., CSU Dominguez Hills, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Natale Zappia, Ph.D., CSU Northridge, Associate Professor, Department of History and Director of the Institute for Sustainability