Institute for Sustainable Development

Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

2007 Featured Keynote Speakers:

Ann Cooper
Ann Cooper, Chef, Educator, Author & Consultant
Director of Nutrition Services, Berkeley Unified School District

Currently, Chef Ann is the director of nutrition services for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), improving meals at 16 public schools with a population of over 9,000 students. In her work with public schools, Chef Ann is at the forefront of the movement to transform the National School Lunch Program into one that places greater emphasis on the health of students than the financial health of a select few agribusiness corporations. Chef Ann's lunch menus emphasize regional, organic, fresh foods, and nutritional education, helping students build a connection between their personal health and where their food comes from. Continue reading....
Will speak:
Thursday, November 1st at 2:30 p.m.
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium

Admission is free, space is limited - please pre-register

 

Werner Fornos
Werner Fornos, President
Global Population Education, Inc.
Werner Fornos is an internationally-recognized expert on world population issues. He served as president of the Population Institute, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit public interest group from 1982 until late 2005. For the past 12 years, Mr. Fornos has spearheaded the Eastern European and Central Asian Alliance of non-governmental organizations. He is now president of Global Population Education (GPE), a worldwide effort to educate people about the consequences of rapid population growth and its effect on the environment, earth's resources, global security, health, and women’s equality. He also served four years as a Maryland state legislator. Continue reading....
Will speak:
Friday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

Admission is free

 

John Bellamy Foster
John Bellamy Foster, Professor of Sociology
University of Oregon
John Bellamy Foster is professor of  sociology at the University of Oregon and editor of Monthly Review. His  most recent books include Marx's Ecology (2000), Ecology Against  Capitalism (2002) and Naked Imperialism (2006)--all published by  Monthly Review Press. Continue reading ....
Will speak:
Friday, November 2nd at 2:30 p.m.
Ayres 106 (NEW Location due to capacity)

Admission is free, space is limited - please pre-register

A.G. Kawamura
A.G. Kawamura, Secretary
California Department of Food & Agriculture

Appointed as secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture in November 2003, A.G. Kawamura is a produce grower and shipper from Orange County.  At the time of his appointment Secretary Kawamura was a member of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture and he is the immediate past chairman of the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee, a USDA advisory position for international trade.  He has also held board positions with CDFA’s Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and with the California Institute for Specialty Crops.  In addition, Secretary Kawamura has served as president of the Orange County Farm Bureau, chairman of the Western Growers Association, president of the Orange County Agricultural Association, and as a director on the boards of the California Strawberry Commission and the California Celery Research Advisory Board.  Continue reading........
Will speak:
Thursday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m.
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium

Admission is free, space is limited - please pre-register

David Orr
David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies
Oberlin College
David Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and a James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont. He is the recipient of four Honorary degrees and other awards including The Millennium Leadership Award from Global Green, the Bioneers Award, the National Wildlife Federation Leadership Award, a Lyndhurst Prize acknowledging “persons of exceptional moral character, vision, and energy.” . Continue reading....
Will speak:
Thursday, November 1st at 4:00 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

Admission is free and open to the public