In this program, we interview Sean Brown and Kelly Munson of Butte College about Butte’s extraordinary campus-wide sustainability efforts. We offer definitions of “sustainability,” review recent world news on the topic, and conclude with some suggestions for do-it-yourself sustainability.
Our web resources for this program are listed below.
DEFINITIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY
EPA: “sustainable” = social and environmental practices that protect and enhance the human and natural resources needed by future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own. www.epa.gov/epaoswer/education/quest/gloss1a.htm
Indiana University School of Health: Sustainability includes the likelihood of a strategy to continue over a period of time, especially after specific funding ends. (our italics) www.drugs.indiana.edu
From the BBC: EU backs off on biofuels for road transport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7610396.stm
From People and Planet.net: Ecuadoran government is aiming to make the Galápagos Islands fossil-fuel free by 2015. http://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=3223
Also from People and planet dot net: Essay by Janet Sawi on the potential for sustainable energy. http://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=522§ion=7
From Science Daily: A plot of land on the campus of Auburn University shows that 110 years of sustainable farming practices can produce similar cotton crops to those using other methods. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080929123945.htm
BUTTE COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
From The Journal of Record: California community college creates sustainable campus. http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/SUS.2008.9947
This Way to Sustainability IV: November 6-9 at Chico State. Hosted by Chico State and Butte College. http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainablefuture/events/2008conference/
GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK. http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
Sustainability at home from Victoria, Australia http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/
COOL SCHOOLS Sierra Magazine, September-October 2008.
Today the quad, tomorrow the world! Students and faculty at colleges large and small focus their brainpower on solving the global climate crisis.
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