Institute for Sustainable Development


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

2009 This Way to Sustainability Conference Sponsors

We would like to sincerely thank all of the businesses and individuals who help make this annual conference such a great success! We really could not host an event of this magnitude without your support and generousity.

What is the AS Sustainability Fund? In 2006, students voted to increase their fees by $5/semester to support the creation of the AS Sustainability Program and Fund.
The majority of this money goes into the AS Sustainability Fund which makes available approximately $80,000 annually for student-driven projects. Funds are awarded once each semester by the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee (SFAC).


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Butte College staff, faculty and students
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
As a co-host of this conference, Butte College has been instrumental each year in the planning and organization of this conference and we look forward to working with them again next year. Thank you Butte College!


Silver Sponsors

The Earl Foor Foundation
870 Manzanita Court, Suite A
Chico, CA 95926
The Foor Foundation was organized for the purpose of educating the people of California. Its aims are to provide education in the area of zero population growth and related environmental issues. Specifically, the Foor Foundation intends to educate the people of California on issues of over-use of natural resources, excessive pollution, lack of waste disposal, and related affects on the human population. We would like to thank The Foor Foundation for its continued financial support of this conference and many other campus projects and programs.

Rawlins Professorship
CSU, Chico
College of Natural Sciences
(530) 898-6362

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Sierra Nevada Brewery
1075 East 20th Street
Chico, CA 95928
Each year Sierra Nevada Brewery provides support to the University and to this community for a number of projects, including this annual conference. Sierra Nevada is considered a leader in sustainability and was awarded our Green Business "Greenie Award" at the 2008 year's conference. Thank you Sierra Nevada for your continued support!


Bronze Sponsors:

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Butte Conservation Properties
2150-B Franklin Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


Richard Heath & Associates, Inc.
1025 Mangrove Avenue, Suite 20
Chico, CA 95926

Copper Sponsors:

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Butte County Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 496
Chico, CA 95927
(530) 895-2728


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The Center for Ecosystem Research (CER)
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0555
Attn: Jennifer Rotnem
(530) 898-5205
is a community of scientists focused on interdisciplinary research of the environment. The community shares common research space to facilitate collaboration and sharing of ideas, resources and equipment. This arrangement enhances our research competitiveness and improves our ability to respond to society’s environmental needs.


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Chico Peace and Justice Center
526 Broadway
Chico, CA 95928


The Donnelly Family

Edible Shasta-Butte
Candace Byrne & Earl Bloor
Edible Shasta-Butte
Tel. (530) 345-9509

Morrison & Company
2623 Forest Avenue, #110
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 893-4764

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River Partners
580 Vallombrosa Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
In 1998 River Partners was founded by two conservation-minded farmers who believed that the fields of habitat restoration and agriculture could work together.  Now a nonprofit corporation, its mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.  River Partners protects the environment by implementing large scale restoration projects along streams and rivers.  Our project sites span California’s Central Valley, including the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Merced, Tuolumne, Feather and Stanislaus rivers.  To date we have planted over 750,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses, and restored over 6,000 acres.


Starmont Merryville

Starmont - Merryvale Wines
1451 Stanly Lane
Napa, CA 94558

A winery that will fully realize Merryvale’s vision for a state-of-the-art “green” facility to craft premium wines from sustainably farmed grapes. (See overview)


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Simplexity, LLC
10790 Parkridge Blvd., Suite 200
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 636-0333


Woof & Poof
Made in Chico
127 W. 3rd Street
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-7009

Local retail store showcasing local merchandise from growers, artists, and merchants.



Many thanks to our additional Conference Supporters:

AS Conference Services
Bertagna Sun Kissed Vineyard
Cafe Flo
CSU, Chico's Ecological Reserves Systems
CSU, Chico's Enterprise Systems
Ellis Art & Engineering Supplies
Feather Falls Soap Co.
Heel & Sole Shoes

Klean Kanteen
Lundberg Family Farms
Lyon Books
Mountain Sports
Pita Pit
R.W. Knudsen Family
Woodstock's Pizza
Zucchini & Vine

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