Institute for Sustainable Development

 

Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

This Way to Sustainability Conference VI
Participating Speakers and Organizations

Thursday Schedule Friday Schedule Saturday Schedule Friday - Butte College Option
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Fletcher Alexander

Fletcher Alexander is an Economic Analyst working in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Development on the development of a Climate Action Plan for the City of Chico. He is a graduate of the Environmental Economics Department at CSU, Chico, and worked as a student intern on CSU, Chico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Climate Action Plan. www.csuchico.edu/sustainablefuture/
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Kalea Allen Kalea Allen is an Academic Advisor and Student Services Coordinator in the Business Undergraduate Advising Office at California State University, Chico. She has been working on the Chico State Campus for over 11 years. She has her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Social Science from Chico State.
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Maria Elena (Nena) Anguiano is the Director for MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) at Butte College. For 21 years Nena has focused on initiating, developing, and implementing student academic success strategies and programs. She has created, facilitated and presented a series of workshops related to educational, career, and professional development including motivational workshops for students and professionals. Nena's education includes a B.A. Psychology and M.A. Educational Psychology Counseling, from CSU, Northridge. www.butte.edu/highschool/help/services_for_unique_needs/mesa.html
See Thursday schedule
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  Cristina L. Archer is an assistant professor of energy, meteorology, and environmental science in the Department of Geological and Environmental Science of CSU, Chico, as well as a consulting assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. Her research interests include wind power, meteorology, air quality, climate change, and numerical modeling.
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Children in the Field Campaign logo

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has advocated for agricultural laborers throughout the United States since 1971. AFOP and its 51 member agencies serve farmworkers in 49 states and Puerto Rico, providing job training, pesticide safety education, emergency assistance, ESL courses, housing, childhood development, and a voice for the people who prepare and harvest the crops that US Americans consume every day. AFOP's Children in the Fields Campaign strives to improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farmworker children by advocating for enhanced educational opportunities and the elimination of discriminatory federal child labor laws in agriculture.
Speaker: Brandon Louie www.afop.org
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Maggi Barry


Maggi Barry
has been with the Butte Environmental Council (BEC) since early 2006. She has held the position of Administrative Assistant and is currently the Office Manager / Project Assistant. Maggi has a degree from Chico State in Recreation Administration, option in Therapeutic Recreation. She worked for Chico Natural Foods for over a decade where she learned about sustainable/organic food production. Maggi has lived in Chico since 1978. www.becnet.org
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  Avery Beck is an Anthropology student who is currently in his third year at Chico State. He was born in Eagle River, Alaska and came to Chico in 2008. Avery is heavily involved in many different sustainability efforts on campus. Including being employed by AS Recycling and being the current campaign director for BYOCup, a campaign designed to lower the use of disposable cups.
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Nils Blomquist
Nils Blomquist
is a Preconstruction Manager at DPR where part of his role includes helping to maximize the sustainability of each project within the allowable budget, looking at both initial and lifecycle costs.  He holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is a member of ASHRAE and Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at UC Berkeley. He has experience in a wide variety of projects including higher education, healthcare, life sciences, data centers, renewable energy, including multiple LEED-Certified projects. www.dpr.com
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Earl Bloor and Candace Byrne Earl Bloor ~ With his wife Candace, Earl publishes Edible Shasta-Butte magazine. Also a life-long educator, Earl taught environmental chemistry at a college in British Columbia in the 1970s and moved through several administrative assignments at colleges abroad and in the US before becoming a magazine publisher. Candace Byrne ~ is Editor and Publisher of Edible Shasta-Butte magazine, Candace had previously written for two other Edible publications, Edible Cape Cod and Edible Sacramento. Edible Shasta-Butte celebrates the local abundance throughout the north central valley of California from Butte County through to Siskiyou County. Articles in this quarterly magazine focus on growers, producers and purveyors of this region's fine food. A life-long educator, Candace also currently teaches English at the Red Bluff Center of Shasta College. www.ediblecommunities.com/shastabutte/
See Friday schedule
Also a conference sponsor

 

 

Jessica Bourne, C.P.A. is River Partners’ Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Bourne has over 9 years of experience in private sector and nonprofit accounting, as well as grants management.  She worked in public accounting as an auditor and as a private consultant prior to joining River Partners to work in restoration.  Ms. Bourne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting from California State University, Chico and received her certified public accountant license in 2005.
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River Partners is also a Conference Sponsor!

 

Halli Bovia


Halli Bovia is the sustainability coordinator at CSU, Chico. Halli works closely with both Associated Student and campus groups, and with community groups and organizations on implementing sustainability projects in and around the community.

See Thursday schedule

 

 

Brian Boyer is the Grants Manager for the Northern Rural Training & Employment Consortium (NoRTEC).  Brian has over twelve years experience in workforce development, spending most of that time assisting dislocated workers in making career, educational and training decisions.  Brian has also worked with a vast number of businesses, providing consultation for employee training and development needs.  Currently, Brian’s work has him focused on training individuals for occupations in the emerging “green” economy.  Brian holds a Master’s of Arts in Psychology from CSU, Chico and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute. See Friday - Butte College schedule

 

 

Lori A. Brown, Department Chair of Construction Management, has taught at CSU, Chico for twenty-three years. Brown was the recipient of the “Donald L. Warmby Leadership Award” from the Construction Employers’ Association. She has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from CSUC. Brown is known through-out the Construction Industry as an expert in training and preparing employees to earn the USGBC LEED Accredited Professional credential through her popular “LEED Power Jam Study” workshops. She is also known for her expertise in documenting and managing the LEED building certification process. See Thursday schedule

 

  In 2008 Butte College was awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the area of Advanced Technical Education for Green Building Systems. This grant helped kick start the development of curriculum and articulation pathways for green building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy courses. Butte College is a leader in technical applications of sustainability. The college is slated to be the first college to be Grid Positive at the end of this year. The college also commissioned the first LEED gold building in northern California. The campus is a living, learning laboratory for students studying sustainability.
www.butte.edu/sustainability/
Conference Co-Host

 

Butte College AS

Butte College Associates Students
2010-2011 Executive Board

Our mission is to effectively represent student needs, keep students informed of student related issues, and promote cultural, social, and leadership opportunities for all students. The Associated Students (A.S.) are you! All the students who attend Butte College make up the A.S. The A.S. Executive Board is a group of motivated and inspired student volunteers workings to help make Butte College the best environment for students to learn, grow and fulfill their life and career goals. There are 16 officer positions chosen through elections and appointments to represent all Butte College students.
www.butte.edu/sustainability/
Conference Co-Host

 

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Cal Water Logo Cal Water is committed to being the leader in promoting water-use efficiency. Our presentation focuses on Water Conservation Programs, Potential Partnerships, and an overview of our plan to achieve a 20 percent reduction in per capita water use by 2020. Speakers:

Pete Bonacich, Assistant District Manager, Chico District, and Ken Jenkins, California Water Service Company Conservation Manager. www.calwater.com
Also a conference exhibitor
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  Tony Capone is a senior undergrad student at CSU Chico, with this being his final semester. He is a Business Administration major, Management option, and he is also completing the Managing for Sustainability minor. Tony is currently the co-director of SCOOP (Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices) and is also the Director of Technology for Net Impact Undergrad at Chico State, a sustainable business organization on campus. Tony has taken his knowledge of sustainable business practices outside of campus as well; having recently completed an internship at Klean Kanteen, where he performed a waste audit and compiled a waste management plan for the company's Chico facilities. www.csuchico.edu/scoop/
See Saturday schedule

 

Rod Carter


Rod Carter has been working in the agricultural field for over 30 years and has owned and operated farm and ranch management companies. Currently, he is the Vice President of NCFC Business Consulting, a division of Northern California Farm Credit, ACA, providing customized agricultural business consulting services to farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses as they make major business decisions and plan for the future. An advanced degree in agricultural business combined with his experience as an educator makes him a knowledgeable and articulate facilitator and presenter. www.keepthefarm.com
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  Angela Casler prepares our future leaders on how to manage for sustainability. She is a lecturer for the Department of Management, College of Business. Angela is the coordinator for the Minor in Managing for Sustainability program that prepares leaders to manage for profitability while protecting people and the planet. These students will have a key competitive advantage in actively growing sustainable companies, communities, and protecting our natural environment. Angela is also the Sustainable Business Partnership Coordinator and one of the faculty advisors for Sustainable Consultations Of Office Practices (SCOOP), where she has the privilege of working with students, faculty, and local leaders who deeply care about other people, a healthy economy and natural environment. Angela has owned a trucking company, assists other business owners with the Small Business Development Center, and was a regional manager in retail banking.

 

Crodd Chin Crodd Chin has been one of the leaders of RATCLIFF's design staff for nearly 40 years, and has been instrumental in developing the firm's capabilities for computer-assisted three-dimensional modeling studies. These skills enable RATCLIFF to study various development options available on building sites within regulated entitlements. Crodd guides the planning and design process for academic and healthcare projects by developing macro level organizational concepts arranged around whole structure sustainability, circulation strategies, adjacency logistics, site access requirements and urban context filters. His ability to analyze and plan for the present while anticipating the future is a welcome addition to any project. Crodd has been instrumental in creating the conceptual framework for the majority of high-profile projects in our office. www.ratcliffarch.com
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Mark Cirksena


Mark Cirksena
, LEED AP, DPR Construction, Inc. is an industry expert in technical construction operations and management with more than twenty-five years in the commercial construction industry. Mr. Cirksena is the regional manager of DPR Construction, Sacramento, California operations and a LEED Accredited Professional.  Using the foundation of DPR’s collaborative culture, shared leadership and ever-forward thinking Mr. Cirksena works with private and public sector project teams to overcome paradigms that constrain creativity, resulting in highly successful partnerships among owner, architect, contractor, and subcontractor. 
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  CLIC is a student-run, non-profit organization that has been providing legal information to students and community members for over 40 years. CLIC also provides paralegal internship opportunities with students working directly under CLIC's four supervising attorneys. Speaker: Cliff Friedman www.aschico.com/CLIC
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Clare Clifford Clare Clifford is the Administrative Support Coordinator in the Business Undergraduate Advising Office at CSU, Chico. She has been working on the Chico State Campus for over 6 years. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Option in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from CSU, Chico.
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Todd Cohen
is the Sustainability Manager at the American Association of Community Colleges where he manages the organization’s green jobs initiatives. Todd has 12 years of workforce development strategic planning experience leading projects around the country, including a statewide clean energy industry study identifying growth trends and higher education resources.
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Quinn Comendant Quinn Comendant has been squinting for three decades in search of a truly pure view of what is. He eventually found a reconnection to the earth through cycling. www.wheeledmigration.org/
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Ben Corey-Moran was born, raised, and has returned to the Mendocino Coast of Northern California, also the home of Thanksgiving Coffee Company. Ben is President and Director of Coffee at Thanksgiving, and is a former member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Sustainability Committee, as past chair of United Student’s for Fair Trade’s National Advisory Board. Ben holds a BA in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. Ben travels extensively throughout Latin America and East Africa working with Thanksgiving’s partner cooperatives on a variety of quality improvement and business development projects. He lives, works, and surfs on the beautiful Mendocino Coast.
www.thanksgivingcoffee.com/

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Monique Silva Crossman Monique Silva Crossman is a student at CSU, Chico majoring in Environmental Science with an option in Applied Ecology. She is also the event coordinator for the Associated Students Sustainability Program at CSU, Chico. She has been working on a Green Event Guide for the programs and student groups on the Chico campus.

www.aschico.com/sustainability
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Steve Demaggio
, Butte College, is a Graduate from CSU, Chico. Steve hold a B.A. in Psychology but has spent the last 20 years in the food industry. I have worked as an Executive Chef for Chart House Restaurants, General Manger for the Belmont Brewing Company and owned both Coffee Houses and Dinner Houses in Chico, Ca. My enjoyment of both food and people has brought me to Butte College. I really enjoy what I do!
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  Peter DiFalco is an Instructional Technology Consultant in the Technology and Learning Program (TLP) at CSU, Chico. He has worked with faculty and non-profit organizations to engage their students and constituents with rich media including social platforms since 2005 and has produced training, radio, television and online media for more than ten years. You can follow Peter on twitter: www.twitter.com/pdifalco.
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Robyn DiFalco Robyn DiFalco is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Associated Students at CSU, Chico. Her primary role is to administer the AS Sustainability Fund which offers approximately 80,000 annually to student-initiated projects. She is also responsible for advising all departments of the Associated Students on sustainability practices. Prior to holding this position, her background was in commercial recycling. She graduated from CSU, Chico in 1999. www.aschico.com/sustain/sfac
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Katrina Djberof

Katrina Djberof ~ graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, focusing in Environmental Anthropology, and minor in Latin American Studies in 2008. She received her methodological training in Ecuador with the facilitation of la Fundacion Cimas del Ecuador, in Conservation Ecology, and Alternative Development and Social Change.
GRUB Cooperative Living
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Jessee Dizard

Jesse A. Dizard is an assistant professor of Anthropology at CSU, Chico. His interests include political economy of globalization, natural resource management, and conflict studies.

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  Ashley Dutra is a student at California State University, Chico. Ashley is majoring in Business Administration, with an option in Marketing, and receiving a minor in Managing for Sustainability. She currently holds positions In SCOOP (Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices) and Net Impact, which are student organizations that work toward improving sustainable efforts, and raising environmental awareness on campus.
Ashley is passionate about preserving the environment and creating alternative solutions to current wasteful practices. In the past year, Ashley has had the opportunity to intern for Klean Kanteen, Bertagna Winery, and SCOOP through her intern experience; Ashley has created an environmental preferable policy, performed an energy and waste audit, and worked with California Certification of Organic Farmers, in organic certification of a winery. After Ashley graduates in fall 2010, she wants to work within sustainable consulting for businesses, sustainable management.
www.csuchico.edu/scoop/
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  Jim Dwyer is the author of Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Ecofiction. This is the culmination of a quarter century of reading and research, and is published by the world's leading ecocriticism press, the University of Nevada.
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Evan W.R. Edgar has more twenty years of experience in all aspects of solid waste management as a registered civil engineer. Mr. Edgar is the Principal of Edgar & Associates, Inc. an environmental engineering firm based in Sacramento and established in 1996, specializing in solid waste management, recycling, composting, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction issues. Evan is a graduate of CSU, Chico with a degree in Civil Engineering. www.theedgarinstitute.org/
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Stephanie Elliott Stephanie Elliott has been working on Chico Community Gardens since the program started with GRUB. She connects the local groups to a garden location and helps them get started. She has worked with the GRUB Education program for the last 2 years, creating gardens in preschools and offering weekly lessons for the children. She has a love for being out doors, working with people, and creating new and wonderful things. See Saturday schedule

 

  Julie Estep holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Communication, and is an experienced educator and writer. She is a principal member of Adept Professional & Training Services, LLC, a recently established business in the Chico area that provides a variety of professional/business services including grant writing, editing services, research support and data analysis, and web design. Julie is a committed activist in support of green and sustainable projects. See Thursday schedule

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FAFCO
is the oldest and largest solar water heating manufacturer in the US. Over our 40 year history, our products have saved the equivalent of over 5 GW of energy and associate carbon emissions. Recently the company has been experiencing rapid growth in our solar domestic solar hot water (SDHW) heating product which can save homeowners significant amounts of energy while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. FAFCO recently embarked upon implementing lean manufacturing and continual improvement techniques in an effort to improve our manufacturing efficiency at deploying our SDHW product. Overall, our lean implementation is allowing FAFCO to more efficiently deliver our energy saving products to the market while simultaneously reducing our own waste and carbon footprint. Speakers: Jes Vargas and Brian Smith
See Friday - Butte College schedule

 

Noelle Ferdon Noelle Ferdon is the Program Coordinator for Buy Fresh Buy Local in the North Valley. Noelle has been active in the local food scene in Chico and the surrounding area for some time, previously providing leadership to the Shasta-Cascade Slow Food group.
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Don Franklin
, Hunter Industries, has been in the landscape industry over 42 years. He has been a landscape contractor, is a Certified Irrigation Designer and a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.  His education is in ornamental horticulture and soil science. For 21 years Don has been involved in water management with designing and implementing central control systems. In 2006 Don became the Northern California Specification Manager Hunter Industries.
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Anthony Gamboa

Anthony Gamboa ~ Recently elected student Health and Wellness Director for Butte College Anthony (Tony) lived through a brutal assault last year in the fall of 2009 that resulted in fifteen stab wounds and two emergency operations. Through unwavering will, an open mind, and an honest desire to be the change he wishes to see in the world he was released only five days after the incident.
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  Adel Ghandakly received his B.S. degree in EE in 1967 from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, M.S. and PhD degrees in 1973 and 1975 respectively, from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Background includes Professional Engineering, Teaching, Research, Administration as well as many industry collaborations, Best Teacher Award, great number of publications including IEEE Best Paper award (Electric Glass Melting), many Ph.D. and MS well placed graduates, and securing about $3 Million of external funding. Currently: the Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at California State University, Chico.
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Joe Greene


Dr. Joe Greene
is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Mechatronic Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Department. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1993 from the University of Michigan. Joe began teaching in August of 1998 after a 14-year career with General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. His research interests include compostable and biodegradable polymers, recycled plastics, composting technology, anaerobic digestion, and biodiesel technology.
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Green Campus Logo Green Campus Program at CSU, Chico ~ The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program is leading the way towards campus sustainability by bridging the divide between students and institutional energy costs. Through Green Campus, students are working to save energy on campuses by building general campus awareness, incorporating energy conservation and efficiency into course curricula, and implementing projects targeting energy use, student purchasing decisions, and operational changes. Currently, this student lead program supports students on 13 University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and Private campuses. www.csuchico.edu/greencampus/ Speakers: Jacquelyn Mercure, Natalie Streiffer, and Jeff Kell
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GRUB Logo The GRUB Cooperative has been around for two years now. There are 14 active members living together on 40 acres just south of Chico. We cook, clean, grow food, and learn with each other. Our intent is to community with each other so that we can live a sustainable life. GRUB is a local non-profit that loves to grow food. We have been working in the community for 3 years doing just that. One of our news projects have been started community gardens. We have partnered up with a number of other local groups to do this. Speakers: Stephanie Elliott, Sheri Scott, Chris Weever, Max Kee, http://grubchico.org/
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  Greg Guecia has been in the construction business with BASF formerly Master Builders for 32 years and is named on the patent for a chemical hydration stabilizer used for recycling returned plastic concrete and concrete wash water.Greg has been a guest lecturer at the C.I.M. program as well many other seminars that include sustainability, Concrete 101,  admixtures, troubleshooting and Hot and Cold Weather Concrete to name a few.     See Saturday schedule

 

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  Patti Harburg-Petrich, P.E., LEED AP is a structural engineer in Walter P Moore's Los Angeles office and chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) Sustainable Design Committee. www.walterpmoore.com
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Jack Harris Jack Harris is Vice President of Pacific Living Properties. We are owner/operators of 4,763 apartments units on the west coast. Pacific Living Properties is committed to reducing our ecological footprint and creating sustainable living environments. We value and respect the health of our communities, our employees, and our residents with our daily practices and by actively investing in green technologies. Jack has been responsible for researching products and practices that help further our goals of creating sustainable living environments. He has been particularly successful in helping us reduce our water, electricity, and gas consumption throughout our portfolio of properties. He is a graduate of Alliant International University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. www.pacificliving.com/ See Thursday schedule

 

Todd Harris


Todd Harris
~ Raised in Chico, Todd has worked in the construction field for over 20 years. He has assisted in the construction of several homes and has built his own SIP home. He earned a minor in architecture, holds a BS in Building Inspection Technology, has worked as a Building Inspector, and has studied various alternative construction methods. He currently builds SIP homes, is a designer, and creates complete working drawings.
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Robert Hartman

Robert Hartman is program coordinator for the California State University Hospitality Management Education Initiative, who is exploring ways to combine his appreciation for the hospitality industry with his passion for sustainability. Robert holds a B.A. in environmental studies from U.C. Santa Cruz, and is also a graduate of the UCSC organic farming apprenticeship program. In 2008, he became the first student to complete the hospitality management MBA emphasis at Cal Poly Pomona, where he was recognized as the outstanding student of his class. www.csupomona.edu/~rdhartman
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Tyler Hartrich Tyler Hartrich is 24 years of age and is a recent graduate in City & Regional Planning at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. He has delivered his speech title Live Sustainably: Motivation For A Sustainable Future for the past four years. His main focus is to educate students on behalf of sustainability, giving insight about the potential for creating a bright and prosperous future. Speaking to individuals about this crucial topic is as rewarding to myself as it is the audience! More recently, the speech has gravitated towards motivating all audiences about a sustainable lifestyle and throughout ones career.
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  Rich Hawkins has 20 years of national and international business development and sales experience. As Director of Solar Sales, he is responsible for Chico Electric’s overall solar business and project development. Rich is the Sales leader and has been instrumental in coordinating the design and financials for Butte-Glenn Community College Solar Phase 3 Grid Positive $16 M (2.7 MW), Butte- Glenn Community College Phase II (447.4 kW), and Smuckers (218.4 kW). Mr. Hawkins is an ISO 9000 Certified Auditor. www.chicoelectric.com/
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Linda Herman

Linda Herman is the City of Chico Administrative Services Manager. She has been working with the Mayor and the city's Sustainability Task Force on the development of the city's Climate Action Plan since the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory was completed in 2008. www.chico.ca.us/
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Peter Hess Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. serves as Director of Outreach to Religious Communities with the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) in Oakland, California, helping to promote dialogue at the interface between evolutionary biology and religious belief. He earned an M.A. from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley), and teaches at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California. Co-author of Catholicism and Science (Greenwood Press, 2008), he is a fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR). With Richard McDonald he is writing on the religious and ethical implications of the rapidly approaching end of affordable oil. www.ncse.com
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Rob Holmes Rob Holmes Founder and President of Green Living Project has built and managed Green Living Project to be the leading media production and marketing company showcasing global sustainability initiatives. Through various multi-media production and distribution techniques, Green Living Project educates, inspires, and entertains individuals and communities on the importance and benefits of global sustainability. Rob has successfully established over 50 global media production partnerships, executed media expeditions across 14 countries throughout Africa, South America, Central America, and North America, developed event marketing strategies for North America (over 150 events per year), solidified major corporate sponsorship campaigns, designed strategic offline and online content distribution channels, and spearheaded new social media initiatives. Key strategic partners include National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, AFAR Magazine, R.E.I., L.L.Bean, Eastern Mountain Sports and more. www.greenlivingproject.com/
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Tim Hostettler
is a lecturer for the Concrete Industry Management program and General Manager of A&A Concrete Supply, Inc. He has over 20 years experience in the concrete industry, and has been on the forefront of pushing for sustainable concrete practices in his company. Tim teaches Sustainability and the Built Environment for the C.I.M. program. See Saturday schedule

 

 


Scott Huber
is the Outreach Director for the ‘Growing Grebes’ Grant. Scott is the President of Altacal Audubon Society; a conservation group primarily concerned with birds and their habitats, serving Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors of Audubon California.
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Robin Huffman


Robin Huffman
is the Advocacy Director for Butte Environmental Council, which has taken a leading role in educating and advocating for land, air, and water in Butte County and beyond since 1975. Huffman teaches courses in anthropology, and she served on the Paradise Town Council. www.becnet.org/
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Janel Irwin
Janel Irwin
is an Academic Advisor in the Business Undergraduate Advising Office at CSU, Chico. She began working on the Chico State Campus as a student 4 years ago. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Option in Human Resource Management from Chico State and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
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Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson, Principal of Powershacks, has been in Chico over 30 years. He believes strongly in alternative power, living off the grid since 1980. He has designed approximately 300 structures in the seismic 3 & 4 zones. A member of CABEC, (California Association of Building Energy Consultants), and AIBD, (American Institute of Building Design). Mr Jackson has facilitated over 300 wind and solar projects. www.powershacks.com
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  Wayne Jackson is the Account Representative for Smurfit-Stone Recycling for N.E. CA and Northern NV. Wayne has made an impact in the recycling industry since 1983 and will continue to foster innovation within the industry.
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Lin Jensen Lin Jensen is Zen Master to High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California, and founder and teacher of the Chico Zen Sangha in Chico, California where he writes and works on behalf of nonviolence and in defense of the earth. Lin is a frequent contributor to Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun, Mandala, and Tricycle magazines. He is the author of six books on Zen: Bowing to Receive the Mountain; Uncovering the Wisdom of the Heartmind - awarded Best Buddhist Book by Today's Librarian; Bad Dog!, Pavement, and Together Under One Roof - each selected for Shambhala Sun's Best Buddhist Writing. Lin is currently working on a book exploring the relationship between Zen and Deep Ecology.
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Ryne Johnson

Ryne Johnson is the Director for the Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship and CEO of The ChicoProject, LLC. , a private consulting company specializing is business start-up acceleration.  He has assisted with the development and launch of more than 100 companies, many of which have been in the green tech, organic food products or environmental services space.  Prior to his work in Chico, Ryne spent 20 years in corporate industry and the federal government, both in the United State and abroad.  Ryne holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economic from UCLA and a Master of Arts in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.  
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Mandy Johnston grew up on a small grass-based dairy in Central California and has worked in several aspects of food and farming in the North State for the last 11 years, running the spectrum from scale operator at an almond shipping and receiving plant to farmstead cheesemaker. As office manager for Six Degrees Coffee Service, Mandy has gained invaluable knowledge in the area of local food distribution. She has combined her passion for food, farming and communication in her current role as marketing manager for the Sierra Oro Farm Trail, a nonprofit association of farmers and business people in Butte County who annually host Passport Weekend, an unparalleled two-day agritourism adventure throughout the North State. She and her husband John are currently working toward their dream of owning and operating their own agritourism destination and farmstead creamery. 
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  In 2009, Jessica Jones started a composting program at a local farm in Sebastopol, CA; a program which supported the waste diversion of over 500 people. Interested in Organic Waste Management, she has conducted numerous composting workshops and built over 20 worm bins for local schools and homeowners. As Co-founder of Students for Sustainable Communities, the newly elected Vice President of Santa Rosa Junior College Campus and a Waldorf Teacher Trainee, Jessica uses her power in leadership and her passion for the environment to create a sustainable student empowered community at Santa Rosa Junior College.
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  Dr. CJ Kalin has been an innovator and educator in the fields of business processes and natural sciences for over two decades. Her graduate degrees are in business systems management and applied ecology with interests in project management, business performance excellence and sustainable business strategies. CJ has taught within numerous undergraduate and graduate programs, such as University of Maryland, UC Davis, University of San Francisco and Zaporizhzhya Institute of Information Technology and Economics in Ukraine. Her research area focuses on the development of sustainable communities.
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  Dr. Greg Kallio is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSU, Chico where he teaches courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy systems, and air pollution control. Dr. Kallio's recent and current research projects include building energy efficiency, wind turbine testing, and diesel particulate emission control.
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Max Kee Max Kee comes with a wealth of garden experience and insures that the gardens get up and running. From tilling the soil to cutting out asphalt to laying the water and putting in the first plants, Max knows it all. Max has a strong drive for creating new life out of what many have left behind. He loves the challenge of using the old to create the new. Max has been with GRUB from the start and is continuing to help the program grow in new ways.
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Bernie Keister Bernard Keister is a Senior Commissioning and Controls Engineer for Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers. His 20 years of experience in the construction industry have been in the roles of Project Manager, with many years in the field to design, install, and train building owners on the optimal use of their Building Automation and Mechanical Systems; and most recently as a Commissioning Authority to manage quality control issues from design through construction. Bernard has recently (2009 & 2010) Presented at the National Conference on Building Commissioning, This Way to Sustainability V, the Association for Facilities Engineering in San Francisco, and the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment Symposium on Commissioning in Washington DC. He has been an instructor at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Energy and Technology Center and been part of a US Green Building Council Northern California Chapter Panel Presentation on Commissioning. www.gb-eng.com
See Friday - Butte College schedule

 

  Sydney Kerkhove is the Secretary of the Mechoopda Maidu Documentary Film Project. She's from Exeter, New Hampshire and is 20 years old. Sydney is a Junior at Chico State majoring in Anthropology.

 

Lisa Kieran
As WM's Adventure Specialist, Lisa Kieran puts the rubber on road for beginner cyclists. With a contagious enthusiasm Lisa is our chef, coach and cheerleader. Talk to her, she's extraordinary. www.wheeledmigration.org
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Morgan King Morgan King holds a masters degree in Social Sciences from the Environment and Community Program at Humboldt State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a certified Building Analyst Professional and a certified Building Envelope Professional through the Building Performance Institute. As a Program Manager with Strategic Energy Innovations, Morgan develops curriculum, leads energy auditor and teacher trainings and is the Campus Lead for the Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program on five university campuses. www.seiinc.org
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  Eli Krispi interned at UCSB from 2006 until 2009 and continues to mentor and train the Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee as an alumni advisor. While at UCSB, Eli helped to create and run several sustainability programs, including the PACES assessment program and the "Zero Waste: One Step Ahead" waste reduction campaign. He obtained degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies and currently attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a Masters Candidate in City and Regional Planning, focusing on sustainable urban development.
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Ted Kromer Ted Kromer joined the CSU, Chico business faculty in 2002. He teaches several courses in management, including Survey of Management, International Management, Leadership, and Assessing New Business Opportunities.  He also supervises approximately two dozen Management Department internships throughout California. Before joining the business faculty at CSU, Chico, Mr. Kromer amassed extensive corporate and consulting experience—primarily in the areas of pharmaceutical, biotech, and high-tech. His experience includes eight years of offshore operations in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. His research interests include leadership and emerging organizations.  He is the founder of California Kids to Kids, a nonprofit educational development corporation. See Thursday schedule

 

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Ryan Laine
- "The bicycle is my church," says Wheeled Migration's Director of Dreamtime. A hometown graduate with an interdisciplinary degree in Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education; Ryan was awarded the esteemed Accelerator Fund to establish WM from CSU, Chico's Center for Entrepreneurship. With a local education he is now actively giving back to the city of Chico. www.wheeledmigration.org/
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Amy Lance

Amy Lance is the Director of the Business Undergraduate Advising Office at CSU, Chico. She has been working on the Chico State Campus for over 14 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Communications from Chico State.
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Anne Marie Larsen
holds a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and is an experienced educator, research scientist, and businesswoman. She currently teaches math and statistics classes at Butte College, and is a principal member of Adept Professional & Training Services, LLC. Anne Marie is a committed activist in support of green and sustainable projects.
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Randy Larsen


Randy Larsen
has taught environmental ethics in the Philosophy Department at Chico State for 10 years. He is the former host and producer of the award winning, nationally syndicated radio program EcoTalk.

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Wen Lee
 is a Program Associate with the Alliance to Save Energy, advising and supporting university students with energy efficiency projects as part of the Green Campus Program.  In addition, Wen has been a Naturalist at the Los Angeles Outdoor Science School, a science teacher at Temple City High School, and an independent producer of environmental films.
www.seiinc.org
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Rhonda Levine
Ronda Levine
has a MA Degree in philosophy from Northern Illinois University. Recent work includes an article about moving away from technology and returning to focal practices published in Infinity Journal and an article on the Face to Face relation in Levinas and Avatar to be published in Avatar and Philosophy. Additionally, she has worked on the topic of suffering and obligations of states to citizens. www.writingresearchediting.com/about-me.php
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Ross Levy Ross Levy joins RATCLIFF as director of sustainability, having formulated one of the first independent studios in San Francisco dedicated to progressive, sustainable design in 1999. Ross, a licensed architect and building contractor, brings to his projects a keen understanding of how design and construction can create a symbiotic and respectful relationship with the environment. After completing graduate work at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Ross apprenticed with the Organic Architect, Mickey Muennig, in Big Sur, who was trained by Bruce Goff and Frank Lloyd Wright. His work has been informed by the belief that contemporary, sustainable design is the thoughtful union of vernacular tradition and modern technology. His projects have been recognized by the AIA and featured in numerous publications. Commissions in urban and rural settings have included work with a wide variety of collaborators from biologists to developers. www.ratcliffarch.com/
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Chad Lew
, IT Core Technology Manager, NetApp
Chad currently drives the application technology standards and application governance policies for internal IT enterprise systems at Netapp.  He is responsible for technical decisions regarding the overall architecture and technical landscape to ensure long-term support and sustainability. Chad has 12 years experience managing and supporting IT operations of SAP and Oracle ERP systems for global companies including Adobe Systems, Nortel Networks, and Chevron Corporation. Chad holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems from Chico State University. 
www.netapp.com
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Christine Lewis
is the CSU, Chico Geographical Information Center (GIC) Training Manager for the Geospatial Workforce Training Program and a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning. Industry background and focus in geospatial technology training applications to energy, health and geospatial intelligence.
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Maria B Ligorio

Maria Beatrice Ligorio is Associated Professor at University of Bari, Italy. www.dicote.wordpress.com

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Keith Littlejohns
implements CDPs Supply Chain program within the US and manages CDP’s relationship with Walmart, which includes facilitating an initiative which invites Walmart’s suppliers to report their greenhouse gas emissions and reduction targets. Previously, Keith worked in the investment management industry, both as a Project Manager in the UK, and then as a Risk Management Associate at BlackRock in New York. Keith has a Masters degree in International Relations and a BA Hons in Economics.
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Brandon Louie
leads the statewide research and advocacy efforts for the Children in the Fields Campaign, working to end exploitative child labor practices in agriculture and increase educational opportunities for farmworker youth. Since July of 2009, he has been conducting outreach activities and working to organize adult and youth coalitions throughout Northern California. Brandon grew up in Sacramento and received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. After college, Brandon served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, where he worked as a community organizer and food security specialist with rural, subsistence farmers and their families. www.afop.org
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Amy Louis
immediately went to work in the coffee industry after graduating from college in 1985 for Peet’s Coffee & Tea, where she found her deep-rooted passion for coffee. She learned from this industry's revolutionaries, which furthered her desire to continue her career in the super-premium coffee world. Amy started and managed the multi-million dollar wholesale division of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in 1998. In 2003, she and her business partner Elizabeth Goldblatt opened Six Degrees Coffee Service and Distribution in Chico, which provides specialty coffee, allied products and impeccable equipment service to Northern California coffee shops, restaurants and retail locations.
See Friday - Butte College schedule

 

Megan Luke

Megan Luke is a Butte College student majoring in Agriculture Science. She is also working on a certificate in Peace and Global Studies. She plans to transfer to Chico State to finish a degree in Crop Science with a minor in Peace and Global Studies or International Communication. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture and community service, and is currently involved in several Butte College programs reflecting these interests including acting as the Director of the Organic Lettuce Project, and as President of the Student Alliance for Sustainability. Last semester she began a fundraiser through the club entitled Eat Local! designed to raise student awareness of the benefits supporting local food systems and healthy, seasonal, eating. She also works as a Student Coordinator for the Sustainability Resource Center, which involves event planning and offering assistance to students involved in sustainability projects on campus.
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Chris Madden
, Butte College, helps manage the college’s construction, energy retrofit, and solar installation projects; from design through commissioning phases. He has been involved in implementing solar PV since Phase I. HeI also manages the college’s CAD, GIS, and As-built construction documents as well as helps coordinate district needs with Butte's design teams / contractors to ensure district standards are met.  He is a LEED AP, and also holds a Building Operator Certification endorsed by the NEEC (Northwest Energy Efficiency Council).  He has recently become an Apprentice electrician working towards his Journeyman certification.
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Bill Mannel
is the Manager of the Waste Management Divion for Butte County Public Works Department and is responsible for county waste programs within Butte County. Bill has operated his own waste disposal company and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Bill holds a degree in Biology from San Jose State University. www.buttecounty.net/
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Izzy Martin


Elizabeth "Izzy" Martin
, C.E.O. (The Sierra Fund) is a community organizer and environmental advocate with thirty years of experience working in rural communities to promote economic and environmental justice. She has worked with a wide diversity of constituencies, from farm workers to small farmers and rural environmentalists. Izzy was the founding Director in 1980 of what is now the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, and worked with pesticide poison victims, organic farmers, and others to pass several pieces of landmark legislation protecting rural communities from pesticides and promoting sustainable agriculture. Izzy served as a Nevada County Supervisor from 1999 – 2003, leading the effort to protect the Yuba River from dams and cleaning up an abandoned copper mine on a wildlife refuge in her district.  She lead the legislative campaign to create the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in 2004, and is now directing The Sierra Fund’s effort to assess and address the lasting impacts of mining toxins leftover from the California Gold Rush.   www.sierrafund.orgSee Friday schedule

 

 


Grace Marvin
 Professor Emeritus CSU, Chico currently is Conservation Chair of the Sierra Club, Yahi Group. The club serves five counties, including Butte, with a broad range of conservation and fun outings activities. In 2006, the club was instrumental in getting Chico to sign the Mayors’ Agreement on Climate Change, leading to a Sustainability Committee appointed by City Council. The Club has  also been active in protecting the environment  by voicing our interest in General Plans, forestry clear-cutting issues, off road highway vehicle use, Bidwell Park, water issues, and development projects that have not met CEQA guidelines, e. g., Dyer Mountain ski development project proposed for  Mountain Meadows in Lassen County. Please review outings and conservation activities on the club web site at motherlode.sierraclub.org/yahi  where you also can obtain contact information.
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Katie Maynard

Katie Maynard, Sustainability Coordinator, UC Santa Barbara.
Katie began her involvement with Sustainability in 2003, when she became a co-founder of the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP), a student-initiated courses program at the local and statewide level. Katie has since become the main logistics organizer for the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference and been engaging faculty, researchers, and students in sustainability projects which enrich curriculum and improve research practices. She is also a co-founder of PACES, a green office certification program at UCSB.  http://2010higheredsustainabilityconference.org/

 

 
Debbie McCurry
~ Butte College Counselor and Co-chair of the Butte College Food Pantry.
See Thursday schedule

 

Richard McDonald
Richard J. McDonald, Ph.D.
is a retired research physicist whose scientific work included various aspects of experimental atomic and nuclear physics, both basic and applied, along with a stint in neutrino physics. His involvement with resource issues started with investments in metals and energy and go back two decades. He is currently seeking answers to the future of oil production and the accuracy of oil reserves and the carbon footprint of alternate energy. Dr. McDonald is married with two grown sons.
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Mandi McKay


Mandi McKay
is the Assistant Sustainability Coordinator at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. She is one of two full-time coordinators that directly manage the brewery's environmental programs including energy generation, recycling, composting, conservation and efficiency, and employee education. Mandi graduated from CSU, Chico in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Conservation and Protection and has been with SNBC for the past 2 years. Her latest project is the installation of the country’s first HotRot in-vessel composting system which will accept 2.5 tons of organic material from the brewery every day. www.sierranevada.com/
Conference Sponsor
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Jeff Miller
is a partner and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Living Properties. We are owner/operators of 4,763 apartments units on the west coast. Pacific Living Properties is committed to reducing our ecological footprint and creating sustainable living environments. We value and respect the health of our communities, our employees, and our residents with our daily practices and by actively investing in green technologies. Jeff has been involved in the property management industry for 26 years and has been an advocate of operating Pacific Living Properties by sustainable principles for a number of years. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration and a Master Degree in Public Administration. www.pacificliving.com
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Mike Miller


Mike Miller
, Butte College, is the director of Facilities Planning & Management at Butte-Glenn Community College District.  He is responsible for campus safety, operations and services, and capital projects. He has been instrumental in completing approximately $180M of construction projects. Mike managed the design and implementation of Butte College’s Solar Phase I and II projects that included 2.6mw of solar panels, resulting in 50% of Butte’s energy being sourced from solar. Mike is currently working on Phase III Solar, which will take the campus off grid by 2014. Due to his leadership, the College held three sustainability conferences, to further community colleges efforts on sustainability.
See Friday - Butte College schedule

 

Katie Milo


Dr. Katie Milo
joined the Chico State journalism faculty in 1981.  Her industry background includes radio news, public relations and advertising.  She has directed public education campaigns for the California Departments of Child Support and Social Services.  Milo served as Department of Journalism chair for 11 years, leading the program to its initial national accreditation.  In 2004 she was appointed Vice Provost for Research, and recently added a second campus unit to her portfolio as Dean of Graduate Studies.  Milo worked with the Butte County Private Industry Council to establish the faculty research program at the Cleantech Innovation Center in Oroville, CA.
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Adam Moes
Adam Moes
is a California state licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. He has been in private practice as an acupuncturist and herbalist for 10 years. Adam has been a presenter for the Dinner Talks Northern California Mid-Level Practitioners Association. He graduated in 2001 from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz California. His undergraduate degree is in psychology from Sonoma State University. www.MyChineseHerbalist.com
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Chris Murphy
Christopher Murphy
is a second-year undergraduate student at UCSB. He is an English and Mathematical Sciences double major. Chris is the coordinator for the UCSB Composting Coalition and manages the Ellison Hall Recycling Program, a building-wide demonstration program that tests out and promotes advanced recycling practices. Chris is also a co-founder of the PACES program and helped write the grant proposal which launched the program. Chris regularly collaborates with stakeholders within the UCSB administration and helps train new student interns. In the 2009-2010 school year, PACES performed 11 departmental assessments.
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Julia Murphy
Julia Murphy
is a community activist who is passionate about environmental issues affecting our community. She started volunteering with Butte Environmental Council in 2006 and was hired as a project assistant in 2009. Julia has a BA in Environmental Policy and Administration and has lived in Chico since 1998. www.becprotects.org
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Norm Neilsen
~ Dedicated to modern management practices, Norm Nielsen grew the Company his father founded in 1960, Chico Electric, into the leading electrical company in the North State. Since the 1970’s, Chico Electric has designed and installed solar energy systems for Commercial, Agricultural, Educational and Residential Customers. Today, Chico Electric designs and installs systems using the latest photovoltaic solar technologies. Under Norm's leadership, Chico Electric completed one of the largest privately owned solar photovoltaic systems in the country at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. www.chicoelectric.com/
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Chris Nelson
, women''s health nurse practitioner retired at age 60 to see the wild places of North America. We had an old Ford truck, a mismatched cab over camper, our canoe and bikes and $40 a day plus a straight veggie oil conversion. We ran on veggie oil in a loop of the country, 20 states and three Canadian provinces and have important conclusions. Veggie Voyagers www.veggievoyagers.blogspot.com
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Net Impact Logo Net Impact is a sustainable business organization that focuses on green business and social responsibility. We are a network of international chapters that strive to Change the World Through Sustainable Business. Our members include undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals. After focusing primarily on professionals and graduate students, in 2007 Net Impact expanded to include undergrads. Based on the excellence of our students and program, California State University, Chico was one of the first thirteen undergraduate chapters admitted. As we have grown, our organization has focused on making positive changes in our society and on campus through promoting sustainability. Speakers: Janelle Wallace, Kevin Foley, Kevin Coleman Lisk, and Ashley Dutra www.csuchico.edu/netimpug
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Vickie Newlin began her career in water and resource management in 1997, working for the Butte County Water Division under the Agricultural Commissioner.  In 1999, the Water Division evolved into the Department of Water and Resource Conservation and Vickie currently serves as the Assistant Director of the department.  During the course of her career with Butte County, she was under contract with the California Bay Delta Authority for two and a half years as a regional coordinator for the Sacramento Valley.  Prior to her involvement in natural resource management, she worked in a variety of both public and private sector management positions. 
She earned both her Bachelor and Master degrees in Public Administration from California State University, Chico, as well as a Paralegal Certificate.  She also recently completed a Land Use and Environmental Planning certification program through UC Davis. See Thursday schedule

 

Tessa Nichols
Tessa Nichols
is an Academic Advisor in the Business Undergraduate Advising Office at CSU, Chico. She has been working on the Chico State Campus for almost two years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Davis and a Master of Arts in Sport Management from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Kimberly Ornellas


Kimberly Ornellas
is an undergrad Anthropology major in her final year at CSU, Chico. Kimberly is the film director for the Mechoopda Maidu Documentary Film project. She was involved in the making of "Joyful Noise", a documentary film about the Bethle AME Church in Chico, CA. She is also activly involved in educational outreach at the Valene L. Smith Musuem of Anthropology on CSU, Chico campus. She will be graduating in May, 2011.

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Peter Perrault Peter Perrault is NetApp’s ‘Green Giant’ managing the company's the Environmental Sustainability Program. He is responsible for working with senior leadership through the VP level to create the company's strategic vision for worldwide environmental sustainability, environmental education and awareness, and the development and execution of NetApp’s environmental sustainability program. Perrault has extensive experience in sustainability and environmental economics. Prior to joining NetApp, he worked for municipal governments in Connecticut and California. Perrault also was the marketing and events manager for Arzu Inc., a not-for-profit organization in Chicago, and conducted environmental economic research for The Index of Economic Activity for Humboldt County (California) and the Center for Environmental Economic Development (CEED). See Thursday schedule

 

 
Carol Perkins
is a local water resource advocate working on a Master’s in Environmental Science with a focus on watersheds and groundwater geochemistry. She has an interest in sustainable policies and practices in agriculture, landscape, and development as they relate to water conservation and resource protection. Perkins has been instrumental in helping Butte and Glenn County citizens coalesce in opposition to a Crystal Geyser water bottling plant in Orland, CA as well as outreaching to other communities fighting Nestle and bulk water exports out of the north state; helped drive the move toward a water element in Butte County’s General Plan; participated in the effort to get New Era Mine closed; and recently ensured that a segment of Clear Creek will remain open and natural. See Friday schedule

 

 
Michael Pike
, retired Emergency Room nurse turned Jack of all trades self taught himself how to convert and run a 1987 diesel truck on straight veggie oil from on line forums and kept the Veggie Voyager running on SVO for 20,000 miles. (Technical information and demonstration of processing veggie oil or CD available.) Veggie Voyagers www.veggievoyagers.blogspot.com
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Pamela Posey
Pamela Posey
has served as an educator for 27 years with Butte County Library, Chico Unified School District, Butte Community College and CSU, Chico.  She holds advanced degrees in Geography and as a Library Media Specialist.  Currently she is a certified organic farmer and a member of the Chico Certified Farmers' Markets.   Ms. Posey serves on the boards of Butte Environmental Council and the Friends of Butte Creek. See Friday schedule
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Trevor Prater


Trevor Prater
 is a graduate student at Chico State sutdying Concrete Industry Management with an emphasis on sustainable building materials and repair. He is an intern project coordinator with the Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program, a student representative for ZipCar, and he works with sustainable groups on campus to market and promote environmentally conscious issues to campus and local communities. www.zipcar.com/chicostate
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Jim Pushnik

Jim Pushnik is the Rawlins Endowed Professor of Environmental Literacy and the Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development at California State University Chico. His function as the Rawlins Professor is to assist with the infusion of the principle of sustainability into the curriculum and assure that all students at CSU Chico, regardless of area of study gain an appreciation of sustainability. As the Director of the Institute, he is to provide leadership toward a more sustainable future through the development of campus and private partnership’s focused on innovation, communication, education and conservation.  In 2005, he has served as a Fulbright Fellow Senior Specialist in Sustainable Development to the Russian Far East.
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Annie Rafferty


Annie Rafferty
, Butte College Director, The Training Place. Annie joined Butte College in 2008 to engage on a local level with organizations to facilitate the growth of Butte College’s quality training program and development of the Green Jobs Industry.  Annie is a member of the Butte College Sustainability Steering committee and Sustainability Conference committee.  She is responsible for the quality delivery and results of the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program.  Annie holds twenty three years’ industry experience from ICT Group, in Newtown, Pennsylvania, a Master’s of Science in Training and Organizational Development from Saint Joseph’s University and a BS in Marketing from Rider University. 
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Recology Logo Recology of Butte Colusa Counties is an employee owned, local resource recovery company with a rallying cry of waste zero. We offer residential, commercial, and debris box recycling and waste services. Speakers: Jill Ortega and Carl Peters
www.recologybuttecolusa.com
Also a conference exhibitor
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Mimi Riley
Butte College Sociology Instructor and coordinator of the Sustainability Studies Certificate Program.
www.butte.edu/sustainability/
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Mark Roberts


Mark Roberts
is the CEO of Springboard Biodiesel, LLC. located in Chico, CA. Springboard Biodiesel manufactures and sells automated, biodiesel production equipment scaled to meet the diesel requirements of municipalities, small businesses, universities, farmers and any other organization intersted in saving money on (bio)diesel fuel costs, while burning a fuel that is significantly cleaner-burning than regular diesel.
Web site /www.springboardbiodiesel.com/

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Steve Rodowick
is the Recycling Coordinator for Butte County and is responsible for the implementaion of the county recycling programs and the overall reduction of waste entering the landfill. Steve has a degree in Business Administration with a second major in Geography from CSU, Chico. www.recyclebutte.net
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SCOOP Logo SCOOP - Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices provides sustainable consultations to all campus departments and offices to learn and take charge in new “sustainability” techniques to start saving money and energy. The process consists of student consultants taking a walk through the office and then providing recommendations for the office. The goal is to generate savings for the campus and to help your office become more sustainable in your everyday routines.
www.csuchico.edu/scoop

 

  SCS Engineers is another community partner with Chico, and has managed the landfill gas collection and control and air quality monitoring systems at the Butte County Neal Road Landfill.  SCS Engineers has also supported several other renewable energy projects in the area. As alternative waste conversion technologies have been proposed throughout California, they have reviewed and analyzed the technologies for feasibility.www.scsengineers.com/

 

PJ Santos

PJ Santos ~ A Chico native, PJ received both his undergraduate and Masters degrees from UCLA in Design and Architecture, respectively, and his MBA from the University of Washington.  His career began in the architectural offices of Richard Meier and Frank Gehry in Los Angeles.  PJ transitioned into development in 1998 joining Opus Northwest in Seattle where he “envisioned-to-occupancy” a broad array of successfully civic, office, residential, retail and mixed-use developments.  These include the nationally recognized redevelopment of Bremerton’s waterfront, Federal Way Crossings retail center, the Cabins at Tumble Creek and the LEED Gold and NAIOP “Deal of the Year” finalist: Shoreline City Hall.   In 2008 PJ was named a “40 under 40” business honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal and in 2009 founded Lorax Partners.  Currently, Lorax has started construction on their $30 million dollar, public/private, Cinema, Retail and Residential Park Plaza developmentin downtown Bremerton, WA. See Friday schedule

 

  Nikki Schlaishunt is the Administrative Director for the Butte Environmental Council, a local environmental organization that advocates and educates for the protection of the environment. She has an BA in political science and a Masters of Public Administration degree. Nikki has been involved in social activism work for the past twenty years, working on topics that include environmental protection, social justice, equality, LGBT issues, peace work, and homelessness.
www.becprotects.org
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Tim Schultz

Timothy Schultz leads the support services for Lundberg Family Farms, a third generation family business which sells natural and organic rice products throughout North America. He will lead a panel discussion on collaboration between educational institutions and local business, highlighting the opportunities for each to benefit and contribute to a sustainable community. www.lundberg.com/

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Neil Schwartz

Neil Schwartz is full Professor in the Psychology Department at California State University of Chico.

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Sherri Scott

Sherri Scott, GRUB Cooperative Living,
 is a nature junkie, enchanted by all aspects, but especially by mushrooms, plants, trees and the ethnobotanical stories behind them.  She has been involved with GRUB, Growing Resourcefully Uniting Bellies, in and out of the farm, almost since its inception.  She is currently involved in the educational department of GRUB providing garden, nature, cooking and nutritional education primarily to pre-schoolers.  Sherri has been a part of the intentional community, GRUB Cooperative, coming out of a solo lifestyle to enjoy the ups and downs of community living, learning to communicate, grow and process crops like grains and lentils, to cook large amounts and to have an open house for drop-in visitors, among other new things.
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SIPerior Homes SIPerior Homes located in Chico, California, serves Northern California. We are composed of two environmentally concerned home builders who over the years have realized the short-comings of traditional stick-and-batting construction, who have scrutinized various alternative construction methods, and who have identified Structural Insulated Panels as the superior home building material with which to promote "green building."

 

  Ann Sittig is a Spanish instructor at Shasta College, in Redding, California. She is a Generalist whose research interests include Spanish language and literature, Spanish for heritage speakers, U.S. Latina literature, contemporary Mayan women's expression in Guatemala, Mayan women immigrants near the meatpacking plants of Western Nebraska, and retablo art to evoke social change as seen in the work of Peruvian Quechua speaking artist Claudio Jiménez Quispe. She is committed to sustainability, and while traveling in Spanish speaking countries enjoys learning about it as a way of life, rather than a passing fad. See Thursday schedule

 

 


Brian Smith
, FAFCO, is originally from Annapolis, Maryland and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, to earn both his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.  He has lived in Chico since 2000 and worked as FAFCO’s VP of Operations for the last 3 years.  Prior to FAFCO, Mr. Smith has held both engineering and manufacturing management positions at Aero Union Corporation, Space Systems Loral and Westinghouse.  In addition, Mr. Smith has taught a variety of engineering courses as a lecturer for the Engineering college at Chico State University and is the originator of multiple patents.
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Kristin Smith Kirstin Smith is the Property Manager for five Pacific Living Properties located near Chico State University (The Timbers, Birchwood, Brentwood, Oakwood, and Village at the Timbers). These properties are leaders in our green initiatives that we have adopted company wide. She is graduating Fall 2010 from Chico State University with a degree in Political Science. Pacific Living Properties is committed to reducing our ecological footprint and creating sustainable living environments. We value and respect the health of our communities, our employees, and our residents with our daily practices and by actively investing in green technologies. www.pacificliving.com/ See Thursday schedule

 

Paola Spadaro

Paolo Francesca Spadaro is a Doctoral Research Associate at University of Bari, Italy. www.dicote.wordpress.com

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  Evanne St. Charles is a third year Art History and Geography major at UC Santa Barbara. Evanne is one of the co-founders of PACES, the campus' green department certification program. This past year, Evanne served as a main leader of PACES, and collaborated with Physical Facilities in order to create a Sustainable Purchasing Policy and a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. Through her work with the Campus Sustainability Committee and the Environmental Affairs Board, Evanne has played a key role in the collaboration between administrators and students in order to accomplish environmental campaigns, particularly those emphasizing Environmental Justice.

 

 

Jon Stallman is the Sustainability Coordinator for Butte College, where he develops career, technical and education pathways for many of our region's most employable green jobs.  Jon holds a Master's degree in Technical Education and Program Development, NABCEP, HERS and Green Building Professional certifications.  He is the Principle Investigator for a National Science Foundation Grant for Advanced Technical Education in Green Building Systems and is a member of the City of Chico's Sustainability Task Force. www.butte.edu/sustainability/
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Mark Stemen

Dr. Mark Stemen is an Associate Professor of Geography and Planning at CSU, Chico, where he teaches environmental courses in sustainability and civic engagement. Known to his students as "Dr. Mark," he is well known on the campus for his inspiring and tireless work with students and with the community on issues of sustainability. He has worked with students to complete greenhouse gas inventories for CSU, Chico, Butte Community College, and the City of Chico. He is an advisor to eight student groups at CSU, Chico and faculty mentor to the new "Sustainability House" in the residence halls. In 2008 Stemen was named Sustainability Champion the Seventh Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
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Dave Stephens

Dave Stephens works as an Instructional Technology Specialist in the Technology Mediated Instruction (TMI) unit at Butte College. He has over 10 years experience in assisting faculty refine and retool their curricular offerings and pedagogical techniques, to best fit the online environment. He also has a longstanding interest in the role of social media and online tools focused on collaboration in the realm of higher education.
www.butte.edu/tmi
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  Francine Stuelpnagel is a self-taught organic farmer, learning to make it in the world. Trying to get local food out there, eaten. http://grubchico.org/
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Patrick Sullivan

Patrick S. Sullivan, a Senior Vice President for SCS, has over 20 years of experience in the area of environmental engineering, specializing in solid waste management.  He is a Certified Permitting Professional within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and a Registered Environmental Assessor in the State of California.  He is also the Chairman of the Rules and Regulations Committee of the Landfill Gas (LFG) Division of the Solid Waste Association of North American (SWANA), chairman of the Waste Industry Air Coalition (WIAC), and co-chairman of the Solid Waste Industry for Climate Solutions (SWICS).  Mr. Sullivan is also the Vice Chairman of the Mother Lode Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and is on the Executive Board of the California Biomass Collaborative. www.scsengineers.com
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  Paul Sullivan is entering his fifth year of the solar industry. He has been involved in the direct negotiation of more than 2000 installed kilowatts in both the residential and commercial environment. Paul has completed several solar system design specific training courses offered by manufacturers such as Sunpower, BP Solar and Sharp Electronics Corporation. Paul is a recognized industry leader and speaks at many solar related events. He sits on the Streamlining Task Force for the BayTEC Alliance. Paul is currently serving as the Sales Manager for Chico based Alternative Energy Systems, Inc. www.solarenergyforlife.com
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Scott Terrell Scott Terrell received his BS in Natural Resources Planning & MA in Energy & Environmental Education in 1980/81 from Humboldt State University. Scott has been working in the electric and water utility industry as a community energy and water efficiency program manager for three CA communities over the past 28 years. Scott has been developing and teaching green/sustainability courses from 2007-2010 at 4 CA/NV colleges. Scott was awarded a Regional Sustainability Person of the Year Award from the No. NV Architects Institute of America in 2007 and also received a Truckee Green Hero Award from the Alpine Green Living magazine in 2009. Scott also won an Energy Manager of the Year Award from the No. CA Association of Energy Engineers. Scott is a Certified Energy Manager through the National Association of Energy Engineer as well as a Certified Residential Energy Auditor. See thursday schedule

 

 

David F. Thorman, A.I.A., Former State Architect, is an architect with over forty years of experience in the design and construction industry, with the majority of his work being in K-12 and community college program/construction management.  He is a registered architect in California and a member of the American Institute of Architects. 
David was first appointed as California’s State Architect in April 2005 and was confirmed in February 2006.  In March 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger reappointed David to continue serving as State Architect.  David was reconfirmed by the State Senate on September 7, 2007. David left office in August 2010. 
David has served on the California Seismic Safety Commission, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Advisory Board, co-chaired the Green California Schools Summit & Exhibition Advisory Board, and joined the Governor’s Committee for Employment for People with Disabilities.
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Theresa Townsend, A.I.A. is a Supervising Architect with the Division of the State Architect (DSA) managing the team administering the plan review for the High Performance Incentive Grant Program, K-12 Schools.  Additionally, Theresa is instrumental in the planning and execution of the DSA’s Grid Neutral Schools Program.
Theresa has over 25 years of experience in the architectural profession with eight years designing schools. A graduate of UC Davis, Ms. Townsend is a LEED accredited professional for new construction, and existing building’s maintenance and operations.  She was the project team leader in charge of attaining the first LEED-EB Platinum in the nation for a State-owned building for California.  She led the DSA’s effort in developing the California Green Building Standard Code for public schools and community colleges. And she continues to encourage districts to be resource and energy efficient with a grid neutral award program, and other workshops discussing how to go grid neutral.
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  Trane / Ingersoll Rand is a global corporation that manufacutures a diverse array of energy efficient and innovative products primarily for the HVACR industry. Speaker: Timothy Sisson www.trane.com
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Jes Vargas


Jes Vargas
, DPMG Corporation, has over 27 years of international experience in the fields of Engineering, Quality, Project Management, Business Development, Manufacturing and Executive Management at such companies as GCS Inc, Bombardier, Advance Technical Systems, Siemens, Zword Inc. and Rabbit Semiconductor (Digi International). Throughout his career Mr. Vargas has serviced as a primary change agent within these organizations. Mr. Vargas holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a MBA in Operations and certifications in TQM, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma.  Currently Mr. Vargas is a Principal with DPMG Corp. and a consultant with Sierra College CACT and an instructor at the Butte College “The Training Place.”
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David Villarino

David Villarino, is President and CEO of the Farmworkers Institute of Education and Leadershp Development (FIELD), a 501 C 3 non-profit organization, founded by Cesar E. Chavez in 1978.  He was appointed as FIELD’s CEO in 2000 and was elected as President in October of 2008. FIELD’s Mission is to “Promote Economic and Social Prosperity for Latinos and other low-wage, low-skilled workers and their families”.  FIELD’s purpose is to “Strengthen Rural Communities”. David holds a BA from Fresno State University.  David has pioneered the education and training of low-wage, low-skilled recent immigrant Latinos in the agricultural, construction and hospitality sectors of rural communities, serving over 28,000 people in eight (8) years and raising almost $15 million.  In addition, he has overseen the development of specialized skills upgrade training for agricultural employers and the career pathways into clean energy sectors in order to strengthen rural communities utilizing a patchwork of fee-for-service contracts with community colleges and employers as well as, grants, and other funding from federal, state, local agencies and philanthropy. David’s leadership of FIELD is greatly influenced by over thirty-three years experience specializing in strategic and organizational issues as a labor advocate with the UFW and SEIU.  From 1989 to 1997, David served as a Labor Relations Representative and legal advocate for Service Employees International (SEIU) Local 1000. From 1983 to 2008 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Farm Workers Service Center. See Friday - Butte College schedule

 

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Katherine Walsh

Katherine Walsh is the Coordinator for The Green Initiative Fund at UC Berkeley. As the TGIF Coordinator, Katherine publicizes the availability of roughly $250,000 per year for campus sustainability projects and solicits project proposals from UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. She also assists the TGIF Grant-Making Committee in selecting grant winners and advises said winners throughout completion of their projects.  Katherine earned her B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Boston College in 2008. While a student at BC, she co-led the student environmental action group, Ecopledge, and was awarded the 2008 Ever to Excel Award and the 2008 Heights Person of the Year Award for her campus sustainability activism. Currently in her first year with TGIF, Katherine hopes to serve as a sustainability mentor for the UC Berkeley students, knowing fully well how much these talented sustainability activists will teach her. http://asuc.berkeley.edu/tgif
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North Valley Disposal, Waste Management, has been a community partner in the Chico area for over 25 years. During that time our services to the area has evolved to meet the area's waste and recycling needs. Recently, one of the major focuses of Chico and the University has been sustainability. Waste Management has partnered with the City on this by supporting the development of the City's Climate Action Plan, and Waste Management has also set broader goals such as doubling the amount of renewable energy produced, tripling our recycling volume, reducing our carbon footprint, and quadrupling our site acreage that is certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Speakers: Amanda Fairley and Patrick S. Sullivan. www.wm.com/
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  Debra and Tom Weistar are co-founders and co-directors of Synergia Learning Ventures, a non-profit youth organization based in Nevada County whose focus is youth leadership through wilderness experience, environmental awareness and youth media. Synergia is home to Finding the Good, a traveling semester program that is based on studying and documenting working models of sustainability.
www.findingthegood.org
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The Wheeled Migration is a touring festival of bicycles, music and hands-on learning. Imagine a leisurely ride between special events and feast meals with performers, educators, bike lovers, explorers, and good people. These "rolling communities" use celebration and experiential learning to spark collaboration, insight, and a passion for life on a bike. Together we share in the abundance of delicious food, creative minds, and leading examples of art, music, and innovation with the people and places we visit. www.wheeledmigration.org Speakers: Ryan Laine, Quinn Comendant, and Lisa Kieran

 

  Michael Williams is currently a faculty member in the Biology Department at Butte College. He teaches general botany and ecology, field biology, and introductory biology. He is the project manager for the Biofiltration education Wetland Learning Laboratory (BWELL) which is a research opportunity for MESA students. His specialized training and experience includes ecological restoration, watershed analysis, stormwater remediation and biofiltration, conservation of wetlands and upland habitats, and ecological sustainability. He has planned and carried out extensive restoration of diverse ecosystems throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. A common thread throughout all of his work is developing the framework for long-term, community based-stewardship. He strongly believes in educating the public of our place in the watershed as fundamental to sustainability of the humans and biota upon which our existence depends.
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  Tabetha Willmon has worked to create positive change and sustainability for our environment for over 19 years. Since 2008, Tabetha has worked for the California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Office of Climate Change on developing and implementing the AB 32 Scoping Plan, California’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Tabetha focuses on the role local government plays in helping California to achieve AB 32 goals. She helped coordinate and develop education and outreach strategies for local governments, as well as guidance and tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to her tenure at ARB, Tabetha worked at the California Integrated Waste Management Board’s Office of Local Assistance for over 16 years. There she provided regulatory oversight, technical assistance and guidance to California’s cities and counties on the development and implementation of solid waste management diversion and recycling plans and programs. www.arb.ca.gov
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Michelle Wurlitzer


Michelle Wurlitzer
is a 21-year-old activist and cyclist striving for a self-sufficient lifestyle. After returning from her first bicycle tour with the Wheeled Migration in the summer of 2008 (a 550-mile trip from Chico to San Luis Obispo to a sustainability conference), she was convinced that travel by bicycle is much more enjoyable, rewarding, and empowering than travel by car, and commutes by bicycle no matter the distance.

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Bill Yoskowitz


Bill Yoskowitz
is a General Contractor and the owner of Woodwrighte Construction. He focuses on residential construction, remodeling, and rehabilitation. In his nearly 20 years of experience, he has had the opportunity to examine a number of renewable building configurations. After realizing the shortcomings of stick framed homes, he has come to embrace SIP construction as the most viable way to provide sustainable “green” structures that leave a lighter footprint on the world.
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Sammey Zangrilli

Sammey Zangrilli ~ GRUB Cooperative Living

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Jenais Zarlin grew up and returned to the Mendocino Coast to work as the Director of Business Development for Thanksgiving Coffee Company. In that capacity, she directs marketing efforts and helps customers see their connection to the people and stories of the communities where coffee grows. Prior to working for Thanksgiving, Jenais worked in the legal field in the international human rights sector and as a project manager in the R&D division of a national food production company specializing in grab ‘n go options and other non-sustainable pre-packaged items. A background in human rights and food R&D give her unique perspective on the link between food and global economic development. Jenais holds a BA in American Studies from Stanford University. www.thanksgivingcoffee.com/
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  ZeroTrash is a community clean-up project dedicated to ridding the streets of trash, reducing waste, supporting local business, fostering community & environmental responsibility. Speakers: Lindsay McDonnell and Leesha Tenns www.zerotrash.org
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  Brad Zuniga ~ Butte College Assistant Director of Recruitment & Outreach and coordinator of the Summer Bridge Program, LEAP Program, and Family Day.
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  Yvette Zuniga ~Butte College Student Activities Specialist and coordinator of the A.S. Culture & Community Center.
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