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. 

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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

 WORLD NEWS:

 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&section=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 

DO-IT-YOURSELF SUSTAINABILITY

 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/

 

DAILY ECOTIPS  http://http://www.dailyecotips.com/

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/

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.
http://www.sierraclub.org/Sierra/

PLAY LIST

1. Big Yellow Taxi (LP Version)     2:15  Joni Mitchell    Ladies Of The Canyon

2. Clear Blue Skies (LP Version)   3:07    Crosby, Still, Nash & Young           American Dream

3. Death Of Mother Nature Suite (Album Version)          7:54    Kansas           Kansas          

4. You Can’t Always Get What You Want            7:29    The Rolling Stones  Let It Bleed   

5. Doctor My Eyes (LP Version)     3:20    Jackson Browne       Jackson Browne

6. Weave Me the Sunshine            4:28    Peter, Paul And Mary        The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary