Institute for Sustainable Development


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

2010 This Way to Sustainability Conference Sponsors

Thursday Schedule Friday Schedule Saturday Schedule Friday - Butte College Option
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We would like to sincerely thank all of the businesses and individuals who help make this annual conference such a great success! We really could not host an event of this magnitude without your support and generosity. If you would like to become a sponsor of this year's conference please click here to download
and complete the sponsorship form (pdf document).


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


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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.


Gold Sponsors:

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Customer Service 1-800-743-5000
Report an Outage 1-800-743-5002
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other utilities in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.

Fast Facts:
Service area stretches from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east.

  • 141,215 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and 18,616 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines.
  • 42,141 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 6,438 miles of transportation pipelines.
  • 5.1 million electric customer accounts.
  • 4.3 million natural gas customer accounts.


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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
1075 E 20th St
Chico, Ca 95928
(530) 893-3520
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.,
located in Chico, CA, is dedicated to making the highest quality ales and beers while being a good corporate citizen.  At Sierra Nevada sustainable business practices means recognizing the environmental impacts associated with our operations and making a conscious effort to reduce those impacts.  We are committed to leaving the smallest footprint possible without jeopardizing our high standards for quality.  We strive to maintain a healthy balance between environmental stewardship, social equity and economic stability. 
See Thursday schedule


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Santa Cruz Organic

Smucker Natural Foods, Inc. is America's leading producer of natural and
organic  beverages  and  includes the brands R. W. Knudsen Family and Santa
Cruz Organic.  These brands are known for their high quality and innovative
product  lines  of  pure  juice  and  blended  fruit juices.  These include
flavors  such  as  Lemon Ginger Echinacea, Cranberry Nectar, and Acai Berry
over  300  products  in  all   distributed to both natural and grocery food
markets. See Thursday schedule


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


Silver Sponsors:

Restoration Resources
Restoration Resources
3888 Cincinnati Avenue
Rocklin, CA 95765
(916) 408-2990

Since 1989, Restoration Resources has operated as a full service restoration consultant and contractor.  We work throughout California as a State Certified Small Business holding Landscaping, General Engineering, and General Building Contractor licenses. We specialize in design, permitting, construction, maintenance and monitoring of wetland, riparian, oak woodland, and endangered species mitigation and habitat restoration projects.  Restoration Resources’ clientele includes federal, state and local agencies, as well as many private and publicly traded companies. 
Our staff includes wildlife biologists, restoration ecologists, landscape architects, habitat designers, certified pest control applicators, survey and CAD/GIS professionals, equipment operators and skilled field technicians.  For over two decades, Restoration Resources has consistently worked to successfully implement cutting edge natural resource restoration and mitigation projects, while ensuring successful, timely and cost effective execution for our clients.


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Waste Management
1324 Paddock Place
Woodland, CA 95776

At Waste Management, we care about the planet. We feel responsibility to leave it to future generations in better shape than when we were given it. Every day, we work with our government, business and community partners to extract value from waste in ways that protect and enhance the environment. In doing so, we are contributing to a more sustainable world by advancing technologies to reduce waste, increasing recycling and reuse, creating even safer treatment and disposal options, developing sources of renewable energy, and sharing the benefits of our learning and innovation with our clients and collaborators. We make it our business to Think Green every day.
See Thursday schedule
Also a conference exhibitor


Bronze Sponsors:

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

Edible Shasta-Butte magazines tell the stories of the farmers, ranchers, and purveyors who produce and procure our local food. We recognize support the individuals who strengthen our communities by respecting the land, animals, and the people they feed. Please join us in celebrating our local culinary heritage and all who envision a more sustainable future.


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Floral Native Nursery
2511 Floral Avenue
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 892-2511
 was started in 1998 by Germain Boivin, a native of Quebec, Canada. When first traveling to California in 1991, Germain was amazed by the diversity, abundance, and beauty of California plant life. A lover of plants, he realized the potential of a specialty nursery and started to experiment on California native plant breeding. With help from the California Native Plant Society, the International Plant Propagators Society, and professors at California State University Chico, Germain is becoming proficient in this developing field.


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River Partners
580 Vallombrosa Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

Since 1998, River Partners’ mission has been to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment. We have restored more than 6,400 acres of river banks and floodplains and implemented 35 million dollars worth of on-the-ground projects.  Our award-winning approach involves students, nonprofits, and government agencies in protecting and restoring riparian areas. This is vital work because 90% of historical riverside ecosystems have disappeared; this is the very habitat that supports the widest range of wildlife species.  Our work spans 11 watersheds in California and Arizona.


Many thanks to our additional Conference Supporters:

Chico Performances
Lundberg Family Farms
University Printing Services

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