Institute for Sustainable Development


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

This Way to Sustainability Conference VI
Keynotes and Featured Speakers this year include:

A Multimedia Presentation: Climate Change in the Himalayas
Friday, November 5, 2010

$25 Premium | $20 Adult
$18 Senior | $12 Student/Child

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This presentation is part of the On the Creek Lecture Series, and is co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Development at CSU, Chico and Chico Performances. This lecture is also part of the This
Way to Sustainability Conference VI.

Orville Schell

Orville Schell

Author and Journalist, Expert on China and Tibet

David Breashears

David Breashears

Accomplished filmmaker, adventurer, author, mountaineer, and professional speaker.

While best known as one of the country's most well informed and thoughtful observers on China, Orville Schell has also been a ship-hand, a war correspondent in Indochina, a rancher, a journalist reporting for such magazines as The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, The New Yorker, TIME, Wired, and Foreign Affairs. He has been a contributor on China for PBS, NBC, and CBS, where a 60 Minutes program of his won an Emmy. He has also served as a correspondent for several PBS/Frontline documentaries on China and Tibet and covered the war in Iraq for The New York Review of Books.

David Breashears is an accomplished filmmaker, adventurer, author, mountaineer, and professional speaker. Since 1978, he has combined his skills in climbing and filmmaking to complete more than forty film projects.
In 1983, Breashears transmitted the first live television pictures from the summit of Mount Everest, and in 1985 became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest twice.

Don't miss the Schell-Breshears pre-lecture Open Forum
Friday at 3:00 in Student Services Center Rm. 150

Rivers of Ice: Are the Glaciers of the Himalayas Melting?

Paul Rowland

Paul Rowland
Thursday, November 4th at 4:00 p.m.
Harlan Adams Theatre (PAC 144)
CSU, Chico Campus

Paul Rowland is the Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Paul was the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Idaho and also Dean of the School of Education at The University of Montana. He was one of the founders of the Ponderosa Project – a faculty development project focused on integrating sustainability throughout the curriculum.
See Thursday schedule


Jerome Ringo

Jerome Ringo
Friday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m. in
Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico Campus

Jerome Ringo became National President of the Apollo Alliance in 2005, working diligently as a dedicated champion of environmental justice and a vocal advocate of clean energy. Jerome inspires audiences around the world to create a new clean energy economy.



Debra Rowe

Debra Rowe
Friday, November 5th at 8:30 a.m.
At the Butte College Campus Gymnasium

Debra has been professor of energy management and renewable energy at Oakland Community College.  Dr. Rowe is the President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. She helps higher education associations and institutions integrate sustainability into mission, curricula, research, student life, purchasing and investments, facilities and operations, and community partnerships.
See Friday Butte College schedule
Followed by:
Workshop session at 10:00 a.m.

Workshop session at 1:30 p.m.
Workshop session at 2:30 p.m.

At CSU, Chico Campus in BMU 210:
Student Workshop at 10:00 a.m. Saturday


David Cobb

David Cobb
Saturday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m.
The Bell Memorial Union Auditorium

David Cobb was the Green Party nominee for President of the United States in 2004. David is the Campaigns Director for Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County and is a Fellow with Liberty Tree: The Foundation for the Democratic Revolution. His entire legal career is dedicated to challenging illegitimate corporate power and to creating an active democracy movement in the United States.
He is currently a national spokesperson for Move to Amend, a national coalition calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish of “Corporate Personhood,” which is the legal doctrine that allows corporations to overturn democratically enacted laws that attempt to control corporate harm and abuse.

Don't miss his workshop to follow at 11:00 in the Bell Memorial Union Rm 314:
Challenging Corporate Rule, Creating Democracy