Institute for Sustainable Development

 

Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

This Way to Sustainability VII Conference Speakers

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Please welcome all of our conference speakers for 2012!

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Fletcher Alexander

Fletcher Alexander, CSU, Chico Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Fletcher is a graduate of the Environmental Economics program at CSU, Chico. As Sustainability Coordinator his work includes collaborating with a number of campus committees involved in sustainability, advising sustainability-focused student groups, reporting on the university’s progress towards its sustainability goals, and developing and implementing initiatives related to the pursuit of those goals. He has worked on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Audits and the development of Climate Action Plans for California State University, Chico, Butte College, and the City of Chico.
See Thursday schedule - tour
See Thursday schedule - Green Career Forum
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Lee Altier is professor of horticulture at Chico State. Former USDA research scientist, Peace Corps volunteer, and orchard manager. www.csuchico.edu/~laltier/

 

  Ashley Anderson became interested in composting as an intern through AS Sustainability. She wanted to become more involved so she became one of the Compost Education Coordinators on the CSU, Chico campus. She loves growing common and unique varieties of organic produce in the Compost Display Area garden. It is amazing that it is so easy be a part of a closed recycling system.
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David Anderson

David G. Anderson is a licensed Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and Certified Energy Analyst, David Anderson has spent more than 30 years managing the design and construction of projects ranging from urban high rises, commercial, institutional and industrial complexes, including more than 200 hundred homes. He has designed LEED Certified Green Buildings, zero energy homes and energy efficient projects for 20 years. He has managed projects in more than 15 states and internationally, for some of the most prominent firms on some of the biggest projects in the world.
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Maria Elena (Nena) Anguiano is the Director for MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) at Butte College. Her current role includes administering and implementing programs targeted at underrepresented, first generation college student majoring in Math, Engineering and Science with the intention to transfer. For 22 years Nena has focused on initiating, developing, and implementing academic success strategies and programs. She has expertise in facilitating and presenting workshops related to educational, career, and professional development including motivational workshops for students and professionals. Prior to Butte College she was the Tutorial Program Coordinator at CSU, Chico, overseeing the recruitment, training and management of student assistant staff in the Student Learning Center. She successfully developed and taught university level classes in sociology, education, and freshman orientation. Nena's education includes a B.A. Psychology and M.A. Educational Psychology and Counseling, from CSU, Northridge.
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Ed Armstrong

Ed Armstrong, Foothill Associates Principal and Manager of the Planning and Design Division, specializes in natural systems planning, restoration, and application of technology to land planning issues. Ed has 13 years of experience in design and planning of ecological parks, open space systems, and drought tolerant landscapes utilizing native plant species. He specializes in identifying ecological enhancement opportunities and improving public use of natural spaces while preserving and restoring wildlife habitats. Ed's key planning experience includes wetland, stream, and riparian restoration, recreational trail design and improvement, and ecological park design projects, including a park in New Mexico highlighting Chihuahuan desert plant and animal associations; and a regional open space system in Placer County that integrates trails and staging areas with wildlife habitat. Ed also has extensive experience in application of CAD, GIS and 3D modeling in visualization of landscape systems for resource analysis and impact assessment. www.foothill.com
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The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserves and the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve are under the direction of the Institute for Sustainable Development. Our mission is to work together with the CSU Research Foundation's Ecological Reserve System to preserve critical habitat and to provide a natural area for environmental research and education. Tours are being offered of each location, please see the schedule for details.
www.csuchico.edu/bccer/ www.csuchico.edu/bcep/

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Bruce Baccei

Bruce Baccei (ba-shay) is devoted to accelerating a widespread movement towards Net Zero Energy buildings. He leads the Sacramento Municipal Utility’s (SMUD) efforts in field testing and moving energy efficient emerging HVAC technologies to the market. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. Bruce worked in the Passive Solar Program at the Solar Energy Research Institute, 1978-81, design super insulated Passive Solar Homes and remodel additions and recently added 4 major passive solar features to a 1957 house in Sacramento. www.smud.org
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Maggi Barry Maggi Barry has been working for the Butte Environmental Council since 2006. She is currently office manager and has been assisting with the toxic awareness program under a grant from The California Wellness Foundation. She has a long-time interest in organic foods and sustainable agriculture.
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Cathie Benjamin

Cathie Benjamin is an instructor with the Geography and Planning Department at CSU, Chico and will present in a poster session:
Title: Collaborative Mapplets for Service Learning Opportunities at CSU Chico
Abstract: Online mapping tools are increasingly being used to visualize geospatial relationships. These online tools can be 2D map windows, 3D Google Maps, or custom GIS mapplets. This interactive display shows three sample GIS mapplets illustrating the use of online mapping technology to investigate sustainability topics.
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Manju at Yamuna 2011
Tanya Kieselbach and Manju Pillai have been long-time advocates for the Braj Hills and the Yamuna River. Manju Pillai is the head of Chico's Grace Light Hindu Temple at 3612 Hicks Lane. Tanya Kieselbach is a graduate student in CSU Chico's anthropology program. Together, they work to support Braj Dham Seva's efforts through presentations, fundraisers, and other outreach efforts. At CSU, Chico they have presented on Braj at the International Forum (INST 301) April 26 2011.
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Brittany Brennecke is a senior at Chico State and became part of the Green Campus Program staff in December 2010. She is graduating in May 2012 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an option in Marketing. Brittany worked closely with the Chico State Career Center as the project lead for the Greening the Career Fair project at Chico State.
www.csuchico.edu/greencampus/
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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 at CSU, Chico. The College of Business offers a minor in managing for sustainability to prepare 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 serves the College of Business as the project manager for the Certified Sustainability Manager program. She is also the Sustainable Business Partnership Coordinator, “ a partnership between the Chico Chamber of Commerce, the University, and the City of Chico. She is a faculty advisor for SCOOP, where she has the privilege of working with students, faculty, and local leaders who deeply care about other people and the natural environment. See Friday schedule

 

Jackie Chase

Jacque Chase, instructor in the Geography and Planning Department at CSU, Chico (and Daniel Siegel) will present in a poster session:
Title: Property and Planning at the Edge: The Absentee Phenomenon in the Butte County Foothills
Abstract: This poster will show how we used geographic information systems to visualize absentee property ownership in Butte County's foothills. We are interested in absentee ownership because it can affect the extent to which communities collaborate in fire prevention. Although well over half of privately owned properties in Butte County's foothills are absentee-owned, we discovered that many such properties are actually part of clusters of lots owned by one owner who lives nearby. We therefore created a typology based on distance that includes at one end these local absentees and at the other distant absentees. See Thursday schedule

 

  Colleen Cole worked as an intern and activities coordinator for SCOOP (Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices) in the Spring of 2011. She is currently studying abroad but will be back to Chico State for the Spring 2012 semester and will be working closely with SCOOP when she returns.
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Patrick Cole AIA is owner and Principal Architect with A R C A D E M E Architects in Chico, California. He is a California licensed architect with educational training in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Education. He has worked as a builder, engineer or architect since 1967. Notable local Chico projects include: Walker Commons, Wittmeier Auto Center, Afton Place and the Abbey of New Clairvaux medieval Chapter House. He is also owner/operator of Calcaire Casting Company which designs, provides and installs custom architectural cast stones. www.arcademe.com
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  Liz Collier has been working with SCOOP (Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices) for two semesters now as an intern and is moving towards becoming a Core Consultant.
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Aaron Collom

Aaron Collom a student of the Geography and Planning Department at CSU, Chico will present in a poster session:
Title: Information Space
Abstract: Poster will be about how digitizing information changes the space and time required to transfer information. 
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Jim Collins James Collins holds a PhD in Integrated Ecology and is Garden Manager of the Shasta College Community Teaching Garden. He is the steward for Shasta Regional Seeds. In addition, he is a Lakota Ceremonial Leader.
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  TallChief Comet (TC) recently assumed the role of HSU Sustainability Office Director after serving as the Sustainability Coordinator for the last five years. TallChief has over 22 years of experience working in the environmental and natural resources fields, ranging from a field biologist in Alaska with the PNW Research Station to an Environmental Programs Director for a tribal government. In addition to his duties as Office director TC has been the advisor for several student programs and clubs on campus, including the Take Back The Tap club since its inception. http://humboldt.edu/green/
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Compost Display Area The Compost Display Area (CDA) and Garden gives workshops to the campus and community members about the importance and benefits of compost as well as how they may implement it in their own homes. It also is small organic gardens were we have both worm bins and hot compost. We use the compost to provide nutrient rich soil for our year round garden.
www.aschico.com/compost

 

 

Ben Corey-Moran 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 travels extensively throughout Latin America and East Africa working with Thanksgiving's partner cooperatives on a variety of quality improvement and business development projects. Ben holds a BA in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. He lives, works, and surfs on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. www.thanksgivingcoffee.com
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Lindsey Cromwell Kalkbrenner is the Director of the Office of Sustainability at Santa Clara University. In this position she develops, coordinates, and implements programs related to sustainability at SCU. She also serves as a "clearing-house" for sustainability data and "know-how" on campus and at peer institutions. Lindsey recently served on the Leadership Board of the SCU chapter of Net Impact, a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. Prior to working at SCU, she was an Education Specialist at a marine mammal facility where she educated participants about marine animals and conservation. Lindsey earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Business Administration at Santa Clara University. www.scu.edu/sustainability
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  Lisa Curtis is a writer, activist and traveler, who's experience ranges from working in the White House to serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a small Nigerien village and working with women entrepreneurs in India. She is currently interested in finding new opportunities, particularly in the social enterprise and environmental se! ctors." As a result of her work with Summer of Solutions she is now working with Solar Mosaic to promote access to green energy for all. http://oaklandsos.org/
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Mikhail Davis is the Manager of Strategic Sustainability for InterfaceFLOR, the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet tiles. Mikhail is responsible for strategically leveraging and expanding InterfaceFLOR’s thought leadership in sustainability with a focus on the Pacific and Southwest Regions. He has over 13 years of experience as a strategic advisor, analyst, designer, and manager for sustainability programs in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. His previous work includes 3 years as personal manager to environmental icon David Brower (who was an executive advisor to InterfaceFLOR in the late 90s) and 5 years with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting building sustainable business strategies for Fortune 200 companies. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University. See Saturday schedule

Kristina Davtyan

Kristina Davtyan is one of the Council Co-Chairs for the California Student Sustainability Coalition.  She attends CSULA as a Political Science major and is the TGIF (The Green Initiative Fund) Campaign Director on her campus . Kristina's interest include community organizing, food justice and ecological urban planning. Outside of her activist work, she's an avid DIYer and teaches soap making at student convergences. 
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Lincoln & Alice Day

Featured Film Friday at 4:10 in BMU 100
Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives -- the Environmental Footprint of War is their first film

Alice and Lincoln Day are sociologists and demographers. Alice was born in New York City; educated at the Brearley School in New York and at Smith College (BA), Columbia (MA), and the Australian National University (PhD).  Lincoln was born in Ames, Iowa; educated in the public schools of Denver, Colorado, and at Yale (BA) and Columbia (MA and PhD).  They have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren. 

They first met as graduate students at Columbia.  In the years since, in addition to numerous professional articles and several books in their respective areas of specialization, they have worked together on joint projects, mostly focusing on population, peace, and the environment.  Their earliest such project was a book (Too Many Americans. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964) which -- almost half a century ago -- explored the impact of population increase in rich countries on the quality of life in those countries and its implications for the global use of natural resources. 
The Days lived 24 years in Canberra, Australia, where Alice directed a federal government program of research on the environmental supports for a rewarding old age and Lincoln was a member of the Department of Demography, Institute of Advanced Studies, the Australian National University.  The Days hold dual American/ Australian citizenship.

 

Sharon Delgado Sharon Delgado Founding Director of Earth Justice Ministries Sharon Delgado, a retired United Methodist minister, is founder and Executive Director of Earth Justice Ministries. She travels extensively, leading seminars and workshops and speaking before spiritual communities and secular audiences on issues related to climate change, social and environmental justice, and alternatives to corporate-dominated globalization. She has had many articles published on these themes. She is author of Shaking the Gates of Hell: Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization (Fortress Press, 2007). Her analysis of the global economy is rooted in a vision of the sacredness of the earth, a radical critique of the institutions and systems that currently dominate the earth, and hope for a transformed future. Her purpose is to motivate people to join in the global movement to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through nonviolent and creative alternatives. To find out more go to www.earth-justice.org.
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Robyn DiFalco

Robyn DiFalco is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Associated Students at CSU, Chico. After graduating from Chico State in 1999 with a BA in Geography and African Studies, Robyn began a career as a commercial recycling coordinator and recycling consultant.  In 2005 she returned to Chico and served as the AS Recycling Program Coordinator for 2 years.  In 2007 she had the opportunity to step into the AS Sustainability Coordinator position.  Her current responsibilities at Chico State includes advising 60 active student interns,  administering a Sustainability Fund offering approximately $70,000 annually to student-driven projects, and supporting the advancement of sustainability practices on campus and within the Associated Students. www.aschico.com/sustainability
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Russell Driver As a Principal for Newcomb|AndersonMcCormick, Mr. Russell Driver is responsible for developing and managing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs and projects. He has led solar projects for school districts throughout California, coordinated the evaluation program of the California Solar Initiative for the CPUC, managed energy efficiency programs for California IOUs and higher education, and led program and process improvement work with PG&E's core Energy Efficiency programs. Mr. Driver currently serves as the Chair of the Town of Moraga Planning Commission and the Chair of the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority Citizens' Advisory Committee. Mr. Driver holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of California Los Angeles and a B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University.
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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 Total Compliance Management (TCM), 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. Mr. Edgar is a graduate of CSUC with a BS in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Geology. www.theedgarinstitute.org
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Stephanie Elliott

Stephanie Elliott has worked with GRUB for the last 4 years. She helped start the first community garden and has watched the rest began to grow. Stephanie has helped with the education programs of GRUB working in the preschool gardens and offering cooking classes at other non-profits in the community. She lives at the GRUB Cooperative, an intentional community. She is passionate about food and the community and bringing the two together. www.grubchico.org
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Julie Estep holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Technological Communication, and is an experienced educator and writer. She is a principal member of Adept Professional, LLC, an 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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  Nichoel Farris is a member of the Sustainable Communities team at PG&E. Her position is focused on ghg reduction analysis for community-wide energy efficiency strategies. She has significant knowledge of the energy sector as well as extensive experience with Climate Action Plan development, local energy and climate change planning. Before joining PG&E, Nichoel worked as a LEED building advisor, trades educator, and residential developer.
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Stephen Feher Stephen I. Feher is the President and Executive Director of the Sustainable Community Development Institute (SCDI), which he founded in 2001. SCDI is a Washington DC based nonprofit, international development organization, with a home office in Paradise, California. Mr. Feher is also serving as a volunteer engineering mentor at Butte College since 2010. At SCDI he has advised mining industry projects in Panama, Guatemala, Peru, New Caledonia and the Philippines, promoting sustainable community development through applying the economic power of the projects to assist socio-economic development in the host communities. Mr. Feher has a successful and diverse background as an international business executive managing construction and manufacturing operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His broad professional experience started in the aerospace industry during the early 1960s at the Boeing Aircraft Company. Later he participated in NASA’s space programs and US military missile programs as research engineer and project manager. Mr. Feher has received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University in 1961 and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Sciences from the University of California in San Diego in 1967. See Thursday 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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Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael Fitzpatrick is a senior at California State University, Chico. He is a veteran of the US Army, where he served 5 years as a Sergeant, a time period which included two tours of Iraq. During that time he took thousands of photos of his experiences, which unintentionally provided a photo journal of the environmental devestation of the area.
www.scarredlandsfilm.org/page.asp?content_id=26439&s=scarredlands1

See Friday schedule - featured photo essay

 

 

Kevin Foley is the Sustainability Coordinator at Premier Mushrooms in Colusa, CA. He graduated from CSU, Chico in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Minor in Managing for Sustainability. He is also a former board member of Net Impact's undergraduate chapter at CSU, Chico. He has been with Premier Mushrooms since July, 2011 and his primary responsibility is to formalize and streamline efforts surrounding sustainability. www.premiermushrooms.com/
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Dawn Garcia

Dawn Garcia is the Conservation Director for Altacal Audubon Society. Altacal's mission is to promote the awareness, appreciation, and protection of native birds and their habitats through education, research, and environmental activities. Dawn is biologist, active birder, conservationist and enjoys exciting the community about birds and their habitats. www.altacal.org/
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Eli Goodsell As the Recycling Operations Coordinator for the Associated Students at CSU, Chico, Eli Goodsell has helped lead AS Recycling to significantly increase the amount of material collected on campus. Eli played a pivotal role in the Associated Students adoption and implementation of their Zero Waste goal by 2015. He completed his Masters degree in Environmental Policy and Planning at CSU, Chico in the Fall of 2011. When not on campus, Eli provides sustainability consulting services for large events and festivals in Northern California.
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Green Living Project logo Green Living Project has documented over 60 sustainability stories across 17 countries in Africa, South America, Central America and North America.  Through HD video, photojournalism, and unique travel stories, GLP aims to educate and inspire students and communities on the benefits and importance of sustainable living.  GLP has given over 200 presentations since 2008 at leading schools, festivals, trade shows, retail stores, and community centers across the country. Since fall 2009 the Mobile Tour has reached over 50 schools, and this fall GLP’s Education Program and curriculum launched in schools nationwide. For more information, please visit  www.greenlivingproject.com
See Thursday - TOUR
See Friday - Featured Film

 

Scott Gregory

Scott Gregory is a Biologist and Certified Arborist with over ten years of experience in biological investigation and resource assessment.  He recently used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to inventory and map all 34,950 municipally-owned trees and available tree planting sites along Chico’s streets, noting tree species, size, and health condition, and prescribing appropriate tree species for planting in suitable locations.  Data collected during the inventory was analyzed using a US Forest Service computer model to calculate the carbon sequestration, carbon storage, air quality improvements, energy savings, and other environmental services provided annually by Chico’s street trees.  This year, Scott earned a Master's degree from the Geography and Planning Department at CSU, Chico, where he also earned a B.S. degree in Biology in 2003.
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GRUB Logo

A GRUB supported community garden is a parcel of land containing one single garden that is shared by all. Each person working in the garden shares the day's harvest. Excess food is delivered to shelters, food pantries and those unable to get fresh produce locally.
The goal of the Community Garden project is to establish a sustainable food network in Chico. We are achieving this by creating a network of neighborhood gardens that are founded, worked, harvested, and supported by our community.
www.grubchico.org
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  Flo Hamelton has worked as the GRUB Garden Coordinator for a year. She was there as our program began, helped as go from one community garden to eight. She worked closely with the volunteers and got to know each garden on a personal level. www.grubchico.org
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Todd Harris

Todd Harris has worked in the construction field for over 20 years. He earned a minor in architecture, holds a BS in Building Inspection Technology, has worked as a Building Inspector. He has studied various alternative construction methods and focuses on building with Structural Insulated Panels. He is currently studying Building Performance for making existing building environments more energy efficient and more healthy.
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Sally Hedley graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSU, Chico in 2009 with a degree in Liberal Studies. She completed the credential program in 2010 with a multiple subject credential. She added on two single subject credentials in science and art over the summer. In the fall, she started her first year teaching and her first time working with high school age students. Sally teaches PE, visual arts, gardening, 9th and 10th grade science, as well as various elective classes. With a smaller population of students, she has been able to tailor her curriculum to meet their needs.
Sally teaches at the Ipakanni ECCS, a small charter school that caters to Native American students in the Butte county, mostly Oroville area. It opened in 2010. We aim to provide individualized education to each student. Last year, a student project was setting up a school garden and we were able to set up a small organic garden. This year the students continue to work in the garden for service learning credits and are going to be putting in a winter garden soon. http://www.ipakanni.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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Bruce Hicks

Bruce Hicks teaches agriculture at Butte College and consults internationally for USAID funded agricultural development projects. He has worked with farmers in ten low resource countries including; Ghana, Honduras, Afghanistan, Tajikistan.

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Richard Hirshen Richard Hirshen, after 25 years as a professional chef, is in his second year at Sherwood Montessori K-8 Charter School where he runs a 'Cook with the food you grow program' and its offshoots which include agripreneurism (the school holds its own weekly farmers' market), journalism (a school cookbook was published last year) and philanthropy (parties are produced at the school for local kids who have cancer). www.sherwoodmontessori.org
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John Howlett is a lifelong educator. He has taught history for 20 years, was one of the central visionaries who founded Sherwood Montessori, he set up the school garden and is the Lead Middle School teacher, working closely with Mr. Hirshen in all phases of the school's Garden-Kitchen Program. www.sherwoodmontessori.org
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Scott Huber

Scott Huber is a member of the “Grebe Team” working on a four year project entitled Conservation of Aechmophorus Grebes at Thermalito Afterbay. Scott has been involved in bird conservation and study for a number of years and currently serves as the president of Altacal Audubon Society and is the northern California representative to the Board of Directors of Audubon California. Scott is employed by the CSU Research Foundation as Coordinator of Education and Research for Ecological Reserves.
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  As a member of SolarCity's commercial sales team, Jennifer Jachym has expe rience working with California schools, municipalities and Fortune 500 companies. She managed PG&E's Solar Schools projects with SolarCity and coordinated the development of a solar educational curriculum in conjunction with Need.org. Ms. Jachym has over 14 years of sales experience. She holds a BS in Management and a BA in Journalism from Syracuse University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. http://solarcity.com/
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Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson has served Northern California with a number of companies that all relate to Energy Efficiency since 1987. He has been instramental in completing over 400 solar installations and over 40 individual wind projects. He has designed over 450 residential homes in Northern California. He has been affiliated with the American Institute of Building Design, California Association of Building Energy Consultants, and presently is the President of Aero Wind Energy, Inc. He presently has ongoing projects for the agriculture wind segment in California, Nebraska, and Iowa. www.aerowindenergy.com
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Les Jauron

Les Jauron is the Vice President for Planning and Information at Butte College.  His responsibilities include: institutional planning and research, supervising technology (help desk, information systems, and network), providing oversight for the staff development program, providing District oversight for the California Technology Center, and overseeing the management of the Butte College Foundation.  He oversees the sustainability effort at Butte College and chairs the Sustainability Steering Committee. Previously, Les served as Special Assistant to the President and as Director of Facilities Planning and Management.  He served 22 years as an officer in the United States Army, graduated from the US Military Academy, and earned two post baccalaureate degrees; his MBA from Oklahoma City University, and his MMAS from the School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College.
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Lin Jensen

Lin Jensen is Senior Buddhist Chaplain 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’s the author of six books on Zen. His first was Bowing to Receive the Mountain followed by Uncovering the Wisdom of the Heartmind, which was awarded Best Buddhist Book by Today’s Librarian. Four of Lin’s Books: Bad Dog!, Pavement, Together Under One Roof, and Deep Down Things were each selected for Shambhala Sun's Best Buddhist Writing in the year of their publication.   See Saturday schedule

 

  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 dest! ination and farmstead creamery. www.sixdegreescoffee.com/
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Jessica M. Jones, an Environmental Policy major, is the recipient of the 2011 Sonoma County Environmental Youth Activist Award and the Leadership in Sustainability Emerging Leader Award. She is the Associated Students President of Santa Rosa Junior College, the co-founder and President of the award winning club, "Students for Sustainable Communities," the recent graduate of the Leadership Institute for the Ecology and the Economy and is working towards her certification as a Waldorf Teacher. Jessica has spoken at the 9th Higher Education Sustainability Conference, "Our Sustainable Future," at Chico State University, and was a speaker on the Presidents Panel at the 10th Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
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Robert Jones Robert C. Jones received his PhD in philosophy from Stanford University in 2005. His professional research investigates the substantive cognitive properties that bear on the ethical treatment and moral considerability of both human and nonhuman animals. In addition, his research includes food ethics, environmental ethics, mind and cognition, species studies, and the question of what it is to be human. Robert has been a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and a visiting researcher for the Ethics in Society Project at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He has given talks at Stanford, Yale, Wesleyan, UCLA, and the University of Auckland. Robert joined the faculty of California State University, Chico, in 2008 as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Center for Applied and Professional Ethics.
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Greg Kallio is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSU, Chico, where he has been a faculty member since 1988. He primarily teaches undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy systems, and air pollution control. He has conducted research in building energy efficiency with the goal of designing zero-energy homes for the North State region. He is also developing solar energy and engine labs for the Mechanical Engineering curriculum.
Dr. Kallio received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 1987. He also holds a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a B.S degree in Engineering Physics from Oregon State University. Dr. Kallio has held engineering positions at General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY, Berkeley Nuclear Laboratory in England, and Agilent Technologies in Santa Rosa, CA. See Friday schedule

 

Michael Kane

Michael Kane has served for the last five years as the Associate Dean of Sciences and Mathematics at Sierra College.  He has Bachelors Degrees in Biology and Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a Masters Degree in Applied Ecology from Eastern Kentucky University.  Mr. Kane has worked on issues of sustainability in both the public and private sector over his 20+ year career.
www.sierracollege.edu

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Meghan Kearns Meghan Kearns is a Program Associate for the Green Campus Program. She serves as the campus lead for the UC Merced, CSU Long Beach, UC San Diego, and San Diego State University Green Campus teams. In this position, Ms. Kearns trains and supervises student interns who implement energy efficiency projects on their campuses. She works out of the Alliance to Save Energy’s Oakland, California office. The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency education program that promotes careers in the field, generates actual energy savings, increases awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourages academic infusion of sustainability concepts. Projects range from energy audits and assessments, residential and laboratory energy competitions, intern-led and faculty sponsored academic courses, green career fairs, and energy efficiency technology retrofits. See Saturday schedule

 

Max Kee Max Kee - GRUB (Growing Resourcefully Uniting Bellies)is an organization based around local food and community building. My place in the organization is primarily in the orchard, but I also have been running the restaurant compost program for three years, helped to start the vegetable CSA, install community gardens, construction projects on the farm, gleaning in the community, and having fun as much as possible. My main goal is to create model programs that require little to no start up costs and are easily replicated by anyone. I am excited to share what I have been finding through observation of natural patterns and how best I can apply my energy in creating closed loop systems that sustain themselves.
www.grubchico.org
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Bernard Keister

Mr. Bernard Keister brings over 18 years of experience in controls and building management systems. Having worked in the commercial construction industry and for a building automation system manufacturer for over a decade, Bernard is a task-oriented problem solver with strong intuitive and deductive skills. Solid field experience coupled with extensive knowledge in mechanical systems have equipped him with expertise in generating specifications for controls; including Direct Digital Controls (DDC), providing LEED compliant commissioning services, evaluating energy saving measures specifically utilizing control systems, developing Owner Project Requirements, as well as Customer Training. www.gb-eng.com
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Kids and Creeks is a locally founded public benefit corporation dedicated to providing unique educational opportunities for public school children. Our goal is to connect children with their local environment by providing emersion experiences to local natural areas in an effort to enhance primary grade science education while connecting future community leaders with the natural world around them, thereby engendering a sense of stewardship through understanding. Through local fundraising, collaborations with other organizations and government agencies, and grants we provide these opportunities at no cost to schools. Kids and Creeks participates in our Outdoor Education Program at the CSU, Chico Research Foundation Ecological Reserves. www.kidsandcreeks.org/index.htm
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Kevin Killion

Kevin Killion is a home-grown Chico Californian, working within the state-wide organization the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC). By uniting on common goals and objectives, a fragmented sustainability club evolved by finding alliances, networks, blueprints for campus and community campaigns that completely transformed Kevin and the groups thinking and direction. By learning the meaning of solidarity, social sustainability became the new focus and driving force.
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Fred Klammt Fred Klammt is an electrical engineer specializing in renewable energy and project management. He is passionate about sustainability, green building, community microgrids, green chemistry and Cradle to Cradle. Fred is also a university instructor at CSUS + in Europe. For 30 years Fred was CEO of Aptek Associates Inc doing engineering consulting work for Fortune 100 companies. Fred is now living in a self-designed+built, 100% closed-loop, self-reliant, no-op cost, energy-Plus home. He has also worked with Engineers without Borders, HFH (Habitat for Humanity), AfH (Architects for Humanity) among others. See Friday schedule

 

  Ambrosia Krinsky Raised in both Los Angeles and Paradise California, Ambrosia has a deep appreciation for both cultural and biological diversity. In high school she was a youth organizer for the Paradise Unified High School district. She worked diligently to provide enriching opportunities in recreation, service and government to her peers. She is a former Butte College student, and is currently studying Natural Resources and Media Studies at the University of California Berkeley. "Basically I see the way we are living on this planet and with each other, and I am not impressed. My wish is that one day the dominate paradigm of our culture will shift to one grounded in cooperation and compassion." http://oaklandsos.org/
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  Renee Lafrenz, LEED AP, Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program Project Manager, oversees the California Green Campus Program, including coordination of a state-wide direct implementation team, supervision of 70 paid student interns, program and project development, and communication with program stakeholders which include campus faculty, staff, administrators and funders. She works out of the Alliance's Oakland, California office.
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John Lane

John Lane is the principal of Chico Environmental Science and Planning.  He is a California Professional Geologist, Registered Environmental Assessor, and an adjunct professor at CSU, Chico.  He is on the State Mining and Geology Board, Butte County Water Commission and the founder of the Hargy Caldera Conservation Project. www.chicoenvironmental.com
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Christine Lapado Christine G.K. LaPado works for local independent weekly newspaper, the Chico News & Review, as staff writer and editor of the Greenways and the Healthlines sections. She also writes a weekly sustainability column, The GreenHouse, covering local, regional, national and worldwide news--as cutting-edge as possible--in the world of sustainable living on an increasingly fragile planet. Environmental, economic and social sustainability are all in the scope of her writings. LaPado also walks her talk: She does not own a car, for instance; instead, she rides a bicycle. She strives to inspire others, by example, to reduce their negative impact on the earth and its inhabitants--all of its inhabitants, not just humans.
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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, LLC. Anne Marie is a committed activist in support of green and sustainable projects. See Thursday schedule

 

Randy Larsen Randy Larsen has earned his PhD in Environmental Studies; MA’s in Philosophy and Communication, and a BS in Wildlife Management. For many years he hosted and produced EcoTalk, a Pacifica Radio syndicated environmental program. He's interested in how time in wilderness can make us better earthlings and is working on a book about how John Muir cultivated virtue in the wild.  He's intrigued by how getting in touch with gratitude, and a desire to reciprocate it, can motivate us to become more excellent people and to better connect with the Earth.
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Gregory Ledesma is the new Internship Coordinator for Net Impact as well as a new member of the Presentation Team. He is a Senior Construction Management student working on a Communications Studies Minor this semester. Moreover, he is extremely excited to work with Net Impact this semester working on a variety of projects and hosting events that will ultimately help raise awareness for sustainable lifestyles and business strategies. Needless to say, he is looking forward to a synergistic collaboration with like-minded individuals striving to overcome obstacles to achieve sustainable solutions for our campus and community. See Thursday schedule

 

Amanda Leonis

Amanda Leonis is a fourth year student at Chico State pursuing a Business Administration Major with an option in marketing and a minor in managing for sustainability. This is her second semester working with S.C.O.O.P. (Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices) and she is currently Co-Director along side Devin Middlebrook.
SCOOP is a student-run organization within the Institute for Sustainable Development working with different offices on campus at CSU, Chico. We provide sustainable consultations to offices to educate and implement techniques to save energy and money. The process includes an office walk-through followed by energy and money saving recommendations for the office. SCOOP provides benefits to all involved-- students, faculty, and staff, with a goal of a saving energy, money, and promoting a greener bottom line.
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Mark Lewkowicz Mark Lewkowicz has worked for almost 30 years at Chico State as a computer technician.  He graduated from Chico State in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Computer Technology.  Mark has always been concerned about proper disposal of ewaste on campus and helped implement a campuswide effort in 2007 to ensure old and defective computer components are properly disposed of on campus.
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  Brietta Linney is a junior at Humboldt State University majoring in Environmental Policy. Fall 2011 was her third semester working with Green Campus. She was the project lead for Greening the Career Expo and Volunteer Fair. She was the go-to-person for communicating with the Career Center, the Service Learning Center and the businesses that participated in the event at Humboldt State.
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  Amy Louis went to work in the coffee industry immediately after graduating from college in 1985. Her mother, Marian, could not understand why Amy would go to college "just to work in a coffee shop." This is where she found her deep-rooted passion for coffee. Amy knew immediately that coffee was not just a job, but a career. In retrospect, Amy was entering on the ground floor of the nation's trend toward specialty 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. While Amy draws upon her diverse body of coffee knowledge, it is her passion and fierce honesty that are her signature and the biggest asset to her customers. Amy believes that it starts with the farmers and ends with the barista and how you support those people is what matters. www.sixdegreescoffee.com/barista
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Jessica Lundberg

Jessica Lundberg chairs the Board of Directors of Lundberg Family Farms, the United State’s leading producer of organic rice and rice products. A member of the Lundberg family’s third generation, she also manages the environmental initiatives at the company as well as the seed nursery, overseeing the maintenance, purity and development of proprietary rice varieties such as Wehani®, Black Japonica and California Arborio.
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  Bill Mains is the Leadership Lecturer in the Undergraduate Business Programs Office at Santa Clara University. He is responsible for teaching courses in the undergraduate leadership competency curriculum and designing/facilitating co-curricular leadership development programs. Previously, Bill was an Assistant Director in SCU's Center for Student Leadership where he taught sections of the Center's Emerging Leaders and Outdoor Leadership Expedition courses and led the Center's annual Magis Leadership Retreat. He earned a BA in Psychology from Carthage College, an MEd in Community Counseling from Kent State University, and is currently writing his thesis for an MA in Ethics and Social Theory at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.
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Luann Manss has been involved with sustainabilty initiatives on campus and in the community for over 10 years. Currently she is the assistant for the CSU, Chico Campus Conservation Committee and a Butte College Associated Students intern, providing green event education and outreach at Butte College. She has served as a member of the Environmental Affairs Council and the Event Funding Council. Some of the programs she is participating in include The Green Events Team, Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices, and the Environmental Action Resource Center.
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  Candis Mary-Dauphin holds a Master of Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware (UD) and a B.B.A. in Economics from Kent State University. As a research assistant at UD, she was recognized with her department's excellence award for her work on the University's carbon measurement and reduction project. While at UD's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), she also researched and analyzed energy policy for the state of Delaware in the areas of storm water management and solar energy applications in low-income housing. Prior to attending the University of Delaware, Candis worked as a commercial bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for four years. Currently Candis works as a project coordinator at Strategic Energy Innovations, a Bay Area based non-profit focused in community-based clean energy, where she supports the Higher Education and Sustainable Communities sectors.
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Kim Mattson Kim Mattson is both the Environmental Director for the Quartz Valley Indian Reservation in the Scott River basin in Northern California and heads his ecological consulting firm, Ecosystems Northwest, in Mount Shasta, California. He offers an ecosystems perspective having received his Ph.D. in ecology from the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia, in 1986. He has performed research in forest carbon cycling and soil carbon. He has taught classes on ecology and field natural history in Northern California.
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Katie Maynard

Katie Maynard is a Sustainability Coordinator for the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Event Manager for the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference. As part of her duties at UC Santa Barbara, she staffs the Academic Senate Sustainability Work Group. She keeps current on criteria for sustainable literacy and academic sustainability programs. Ms. Maynard has also supported several faculty over the past few years to infuse sustainability into curriculum and develop project-based courses. www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/ See Friday schedule
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Sara McCurry Sara McCurry has a PhD in English and is a poet and musician. She serves on the faculty Sustainability Committee at Shasta College, focusing on curriculum. She is also an advisor for the Sustainability Club at Shasta College.
www.shastacollege.edu
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Richard McDonald

Dr. Richard McDonald is a retired experimental physicist who's education included both science and philosophy and who's work included nuclear and atomic physics. He is active as a resource investor and lectures on issues of Peak Oil. He has a lifetime interest in cars and owned Diesels in the past and a natural gas car now. See Friday schedule

 

Erin McDonough

Erin McDonough is a recent Chico State Alumni now putting her sustainability knowledge back into the community making solar available to all. She believes making energy choices that are good for the environment can go hand-in-hand with improving the lives of those living in low-income communities.
http://www.gridalternatives.org/
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Mandi McKay is the Assistant Sustainability Coordinator at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. She is one of two coordinators that directly manage the brewery's environmental programs including energy generation, recycling, composting, conservation & efficiency, and employee education. SNBCo has been recognized as an environmental leader and strives to be an example of how a business can successfully balance its environmental, social and economic needs.
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Lisa McNally

Lisa McNally As a Senior Program Manager at one of the country's largest natural gas and electric utilities, Ms. McNally designs and manages a portfolio of projects aimed at helping local governments and communities achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals and implement innovative approaches to maximize energy efficiency. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources and holds an MS from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.
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Greg Melton Owner and lead designer for Melton Desgin Group / formerly Land Image Landscape Architects... has been practicing Landscape Architecture for 20 years and has molded his career to meeting the needs of our environment and the people living in it. He has developed many projects ranging from mixed use developments, community centers, recreation facilities to large and small commercial projects and residential developments. More recently, as the world began to evaluate our natural resources he has been working to identify major issues with our standard way of life and proposing ways of making people and our earth work together. His proposal will cover the use of water and how we can better conserve with standard practices that our easily developed. greg@elandimage.com
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  MESA Program Interns at Butte College - This presentation reports on the progress of two student run applied research projects at Butte College by the MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Program on the use of rice hulls in building materials and for the generations of bio-char and clean energy. The research project is partially funded by the EPAS under the prestigious P3 (Progress, People, and Planet) Grant program. The goals of this project at BC is to enable students to conduct meaningful applied research under qualified mentor and staff supervision in the field of sustainability by exploring ways to use an abundant local agricultural waste material, rice hulls. The four student interns conducting the research project will be making this presentation and will participate in an exhibit of P3 projects next April in Washing D.C.
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  Kristy E.H. Michaud, Ph.D. (U.C. Santa Barbara, 2007) is an associate professor of political science and a faculty associate with the Institute for Sustainability at California State University, Northridge. Her research focuses on political behavior and policymaking, with an emphasis on environmental politics and policy. Her recent research has examined the intersection of knowledge, values, and trust and the impact that those factors have on attitudes and policy preferences related to global climate change and energy issues. She has been a member of CSUN's Green Core Planning Team since its establishment in 2008 and was involved in the establishment of the CSUN Institute for Sustainability. Dr. Michaud was involved in the development of the Sustainability Minor and is currently involved in efforts to develop a major in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Sustainability and a graduate degree in Sustainability.
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  Jeremy Miller is a certificated K-12 science teacher who is currently serving as the Program Director for Kids and Creeks. Jeremy has taught environmental science in a variety of settings and at several levels. Jeremy brings over 12 years of teaching experience; from the traditional science classroom setting, to a wide array of camp and non-traditional environmental education. Jeremy's background also includes two experiences with start-up charter schools that included an environmental focus. www.kidsandcreeks.org/index.htm
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  Stephen Miller holds a master's degree in business administration from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and an undergraduate degree in business from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Strategic Energy Innovations, Stephen worked to implement US Department of Energy programs out of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, in support of energy-sustainable communities and the market adoption of solar energy across a seven-state region. Before this role, Stephen directed market research for a new ventures division of Exelon (PECO Energy), after conducting similar work for a quantitative market research supplier that included public opinion polling for ABC News and The Washington Post. In 2004, Stephen was one of 30 Philadelphia-area associates selected to complete the Environmental Leadership Program's pilot regional training series for emerging environmental leaders. At SEI, Stephen's primary focus is on sustainability initiatives in the higher education sector, including serving on a California statewide implementation team for the Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program. In addition, Stephen heads up SEI's client engagements that focus on solar and other renewable energy solutions. www.seiinc.org
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Adam Moes Adam Moes is a healer in the Chinese Medical Linage. He works with people energetic systems in a quick way using acupuncture and a sustained way using herbs to correct imbalances and promote vibrant states of wellness.
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Suzanne Morrison is currently a student at Butte College, Agriculture Business major; volunteer, Heifer International and founding organizer for Butte College Heifer Student Group; accountant 25+ years, owner of small ranch, Kirkwood District of Corning since 1989. www.heifer.org

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  Andrea Mox is the IT Support Services Manager for CSU Chico.  Andrea went to school at Chico State, and has been in IT support for Chico State for the past 23 years. She graduated with a Special Major: Human Factors in Computing, wanting to help people learn how to use computers before it was cool to do so.  Andrea currently serves as chair of the ad-hoc “Desktop Sustainability Committee”, which brings together IT representatives from across campus in an effort to support IT related sustainability efforts at a grass roots level. See Thursday schedule

 

  Mary Muchowski has been the Education & Outreach Coordinator since 2007, and previously worked with BEC in the mid-late 1990's. She also works as a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) for various federal agencies and consultants.
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Kelly Munson

Kelly Munson is the Faculty Advisor, Butte College Associated Students and Student Activities.
Kelly has worked to develop student leaders and social, cultural and leadership-based programs at Butte College for 10 years. In the classroom, she teaches Leadership & Group Dynamics. Outside the classroom she works with the Associated Student programs that include: A.S. Sustainability Resource Center, A.S. Culture & Community Center, Student Ambassador Program, GoodSwap Program, Summer Leadership Academy, Student Ambassador Program, Leadership & Civic Engagement Conference, Diversity Summit, and more. She is especially passionate about motivating and training students and community members to be effective “change agents” to help initiate positive change on their campus, in their communities and in the greater world. She also loves to create art and upcycled items from other people’s unused or throw away items.
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  Suzuka Muraoka is a preschool teacher and developmental psychopathology graduate student from Japan. I joined the campaign to learn more about water and to show children and adults ways to take care of our water resources. Though water education for children and campus community, I believe that we can plant seeds for environmental ethics and behaviors for sustainable future.
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Julia Murphy Julia Murphy has been assisting in BEC's education and outreach program since 2007, and had previously been an intern at BEC through CSU, Chico. She was the lead contact for the dioxin study of free-range chicken eggs.
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Mike Murray

Mike Murray is an IT Consultant in IT Support Services at CSU, Chico. Mike focuses on desktop computer security, as well as systems management. Mike administers the campus implementation of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). This software allows ITSS to centrally manage power settings on desktop computers, in addition to many other features. Mike also serves on the campus Desktop Sustainability Committee.
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  Dr. Stewart Oakley is a CSU, Chico faculty member in the Civil Engineering Department who will discuss his work throughout the developing countries of the world to improve water treatment and solid waste treatment with a sustainable focus.
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Organic Vegetable Project The Organic Vegetable Project at CSU, Chico is a self-sustaining education, research, and production facility for organic vegetables to support school, university, and community agriculture education, provide research information for local growers, and provide produce for the CSU, Chico campus food services.
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  Jennifer Patten currently acts as the Program Director for Altacal Audubon Society. She is the co-founder of the wildly popular Snow Goose Festival, and an active community member. www.altacal.org/
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Peter Perrault

Peter Perrault is NetApp’s ‘Green Giant’ managing the company’s Global Sustainability Program. He’s responsible for working with senior leadership through the SVP and C-level, driving the company's strategic vision for worldwide sustainability, environmental education and awareness, and development and execution of NetApp’s global sustainability program. http://www.netapp.com
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  As the Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Program Coordinator for CSU, Chico Richard Perrelli is responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance and helping to assure the campus has a strong Health & Safety Program. Richard has assisted the CCC with identifying areas on campus where dumpsters can be eliminated or reduced while working with the affected campus users to assure their waste needs are met. See Thursday schedule

 

Michael Pike

Michael Pike has experimented with converting diesel vehicles and methods for centrifuging used cooking oil as fuel.
He has over 50,000 miles of experience running the "Veggie Voyager" camper on alternative fuels. and has been the subject of a TV documentary.
The book " Veggievoyagers"  by his wife, Chris Nelson, documents their  23,000 mile circumnavigation of the US and Canada on used cooking oil. www.veggievoyagers.blogspot.com

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  Marco Poort is a Compost Education Co-coordinator at Chico State. He has learned so much about composting through this position and it is a great opportunity to share the information he has gained with others. He is constantly surprised and fascinated by compost and hopes to spread knowledge about the benefits of compost and how to implement it.
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Sophia Pospisil Sophia Pospisil went vegetarian at the age of 14 after learning about the deforestation of tropical rainforests for cattle grazing. With further research, she learned that being vegan was the logical extension of her decision to live as compassionately, sustainably, and healthfully as possible. Sophia now devotes her career to educating the public about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle: for farmed animals, farm workers, the environment, and personal and public health. In addition to speaking engagements, Sophia coordinates events and tours at Farm Sanctuary’s California shelter, introducing guests to the inspirational rescued farm animals who call the shelter home.
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Trevor Prater

Trevor Prater is a graduate student at Chico State studying construction management with an emphasis in sustainable building materials and preservation. He the Chico State team manger for the Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program, a fleet associate for Zipcar, and he works with the College of Engineering to recruit and promote students interested in sustainable development. http://www.csuchico.edu/greencampus/
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Jill Pyatt, Associate Director of Admissions at Prescott College, is unabashedly the cheerleader for all things Prescott College. Pyatt earned a BA in Nature Writing at University of Michigan, where she was part of a pilot program called the Natural History Writers Project. She studied and worked in the fields of history and archaeology at the University of Wyoming and Western Wyoming Community College, and currently administers the visit program at Prescott College.
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Chauncey Quam

Chauncey Quam has been living in the Chico area for the past 4 years and is currently working in the Sustainability Resource Center at Butte College. She is active in the California Student Sustainability Coalition, a coordinator for the Move To Amend campaign, and is also a part of the Butte College chapter on campus. She is currently working with a friend to start a club that will use mushroom 'roots' growing throughout the soil to clean toxins from the local areas, mostly focusing on riparian zones. This summer she will be picking up litter and talking to communities about zero-waste in Colorado with a group called Pick Up America.
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Ed Quevedo

Ed Quevedo is the Interim Dean of the Faculty at Presidio Graduate School.  He joined the Faculty at Presidio in January 2011, to teach the MBA Program Integrative Capstone Course.  He was appointed Interim Dean in October 2011.  In addition to his other duties at Presidio, Ed is the lead faculty in the Masters of Public Administration Capstone Course, and teaches the course in International Entrepreneurship.  Ed also holds appointments as Senior Counsel and Chair of the Sustainability Practice within Katovich & Kassan LLP in Oakland, and Director, Sustainability and Innovation Services, within Cutting Edge Capital, also in Oakland.  See Friday schedule

 

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Annie Rafferty

Annie Rafferty, Butte College Director, The Training Place
Annie Rafferty 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 Jack Rawlins Advisory board.  She is responsible for the instructional quality of industry certification training including NoRTEC’, Clean Energy Workforce Training Program and the City of Chico’s, Chico Energy Pioneers Training for BPI Auditors and Chico Homeowners.   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 BS in Marketing from Rider University. 
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The Recycling And Rubbish Exhibit (R.A.R.E.) provides FREE educational tours and workshops to Butte County residents of all ages. Our two-part program encourages recycling, composting and re-thinking our trash production by focusing on the 4 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot).

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DeeAnn Resk

DeeAnn Resk, Student Leadership & Event Coordinator at Prescott College, is passionate about creating positive social change, student engagement, and helping students discover their own passions and develop their potential.  Resk has led international student groups throughout Asia, Europe, and North America while facilitating experiential and service learning opportunities, and has worked at various US college campuses.  She holds a Master’s degree in Education (concentrating in Student Affairs and Higher Education) from UCLA, a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (concentrating in Conflict Transformation & Leadership Studies) from George Mason University, and studied abroad in South Africa through the School for International Training.  
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Ryan Richter

Ryan Richter is an IT Consultant working for IT Support Services at California State University, Chico. He is responsible for managing the central campus lab computers. Ryan is a graduate of CSU, Chico’s Computer Science Department and has worked as a staff member for the campus for four years. As part of an IT Sustainability Committee, Ryan implemented Faronics’ Power Save software which has reduced computer lab power consumption across the campus.

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Mimi Riley

Mimi Riley, Faculty, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Sustainability Studies at Butte College, is a co-chair of the Butte College Sustainability Steering Committee, and the coordinator of the Clear Creek Project, a sustainability curriculum development initiative.   She is also the faculty advisor of the Butte College chapter of the California Student Sustainability Coalition.  She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in sociology from U.C. Berkeley and U.C. San Diego respectively. After qualifying for PhD candidacy in 1998, she joined the faculty at Butte College where she taught courses in mass media and society, and modern social problems.  After experiencing a series of personal and professional epiphanies while attending an AASHE conference in Tempe, AZ in the Fall of 2006,  her personal habits, teaching and scholarship took off into what she calls a ‘life-saving, positive, solutions-oriented direction”.  Shortly thereafter she created the Sustainability Studies Certificate Program, an interdisciplinary course of study that prepares students to live, work, and pursue scholarship opportunities that are grounded within a sustainable cultural and institutional paradigm.  She is currently working on writing an Associates Degree program in Sustainability Studies suitable for California Community Colleges.
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Jerry Ringel is the Director of Computing and User Support at CSU, Chico. He has been the IT leader with responsibility for implementing energy saving practices within the data server and storage infrastructure.
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Mark Roberts Mark Roberts is the CEO of Springboard Biodiesel, a clean tech manufacturer that enables small-scale, profitable biodiesel production from a wide array of feedstocks.
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Ronda Levine

Ronda Roberts is an independent scholar and editorial consultant residing in Northern California. She holds an MA in philosophy from Northern Illinois University. Ronda provides consulting services to businesses, individuals, and academics. Her work has appeared in Infinity Journal, The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies and Urban Mainstream Magazine. Many of her articles deal with productivity, time management, financial security, project management, political theory, successful living, charitable giving, and living a secure lifestyle. Recently, she published a book with Murali Chemuturi, Success in Life through Personality Engineering. See Thursday schedule

 

 

Suellen Rowlison

Suellen Rowlison is a volunteer with Heifer International since 2006, Heifer Study Tour, Honduras,2008; meeting with Heifer Haiti staff, Port-au-Prince, 2011. Retired Public Health Nurse, Santa Clara County; City Council member, Gilroy, 1991-1999; River Partners Board of Directors, 2002-present.
www.heifer.org

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  Carl Salas began his career in 1974 with General Electric Power Systems, and co-founded Salas O'Brien Engineers, Inc. in 1975. Since that time, Carl has been a significant force behind the company's growth from three employees in downtown San Jose to five offices in California with over 60 employees. During this time, he also leveraged his expertise to develop and present a nation-wide series of seminars regarding Energy Auditing, Energy Management Systems, Ozone Depletion, and Renewable Energy/Distributed Generation. In 2007 he developed a 2-day seminar entitled: Fundamentals of Sustainable Development and Carbon Management; which he is currently teaching on a nation-wide basis. Carl Salas earned his Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has studied engineering management at Santa Clara University. He is a Registered PE in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Minnesota.
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  Ravahn Samati grew up in the Bay Area's rich diversity in Oakland. As a young Quaker attending meeting he was regularly challenged to articulate his vision for a just and sustainable world. From his Iranian heritage he fomented his identity in the great mosaic of American immigrants. Ravahn enjoys playing being physically active, good company, and cooking as much as eating a variety of cuisine. Ravahn is currently working full-time with Americorps in Santa Rosa. http://oaklandsos.org/
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  Brionne Saseen has been working with Lundberg Family Farms as the Environmental Coordinator since February 2011. In her time with the company, she has been managing the waste and energy metrics and working toward improving the overall environmental impact of the Richvale based facility. She holds an interdisciplinary degree in Human Rights & Environmental Advocacy from California State University at Chico. Prior to her commitment to Lundberg Family Farms, Brionne was heavily involved in several sustainability programs at CSU, Chico that helped guide and develop her interests in sustainability and environmental stewardship.
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  Durbin Sayers is the Manager of Custodial, Moving & Grounds Services and a long time member of the Campus Conservation Committee. Durbin has coordinated numerous campus waste reduction and diversion efforts and most recently has been instrumental in implementing dumpster reductions on the CSU, Chico campus. See Thursday schedule

 

Dick Schneider

Dick Schneider is an environmental analyst, land use planner, and writer. He works with citizens groups to help control growth in their local communities, and has written numerous successful land use initiatives in the Bay Area. A member of the CAPS board of directors for 10 years, Dick holds B.A. and M.S. degrees from U.C. Berkeley. www.capsweb.org/

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Ann Schwab

Serving her second term as Mayor, Ann Schwab takes great pride in her work chairing the City’s Sustainability Task Force, distinguishing Chico as an environmental leader.  A graduate of CSU, Chico, Mayor Schwab strongly believes in community service and practices this ethic in her professional and personal life.  Chair of the Town and Gown Committee and Mayor’s Business Advisory Board, Mayor Schwab serves on the City’s Economic Development and Butte County Association of Governments Committees, the Rawlins Endowed Professor Advisory Board, Chico Velo Cycling Club Board of Directors, and volunteers for Park Watch.  As Program Manager for Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) she advises university students serving the community while gaining valuable hands-on experience through programs for kids, seniors, special populations and the environment. 
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SCOOP Logo SCOOP (Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices) is a student group working with offices on campus to assess current office practices and make recommendations for improvements. This student project began in 2007 with students performing office energy audits and comprehensive sustainability consultations. By 2008 this has rapidly progressed into a campus supported program under the direction of The Institute for Sustainable Development. www.csuchico.edu/scoop/.
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Debra Sharkey Debra Sharkey is professor of geography and co-chair of the Geosciences department at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, one of four colleges in the Los Rios Community College District. She instigated the district's first campus sustainability committee and also developed the district's first Environmental Studies & Sustainability A.S. degree. In addition, she serves on the steering committee of the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
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  Jacque Chase, instructor in the Geography and Planning Department at CSU, Chico and Daniel Siegel will present in a poster session:
Title: Property and Planning at the Edge: The Absentee Phenomenon in the Butte County Foothills
Abstract: This poster will show how we used geographic information systems to visualize absentee property ownership in Butte County's foothills. We are interested in absentee ownership because it can affect the extent to which communities collaborate in fire prevention. Although well over half of privately owned properties in Butte County's foothills are absentee-owned, we discovered that many such properties are actually part of clusters of lots owned by one owner who lives nearby. We therefore created a typology based on distance that includes at one end these local absentees and at the other distant absentees.
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Courtney Sage Silver

Courtney Silver is in her 5th year here at Chico state. She is getting her Bachelors of Science in Biology with an option in ecology and emphasis in Zoology. When she isn’t in the lab, she is off doing her job as The Assistant Sustainability Coordinator for AS Sustainability. Besides science, Courtney has always had a knack for event planning. Through her job with the AS, The Green Events Consulting Team was born. With this team she is able to help the environment that she loves and studies by helping events on campus implement sustainable practices. She is truly honored to be here this year with like-minded people.

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Greg Smith, Volunteer and Training Associate at GRID Alternative, graduated from Penn State University with a degree in political science with a minor in biology. During college he interned in the US Senate and completed a service learning project in rural South India. Before coming to GRID he worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for a community development financial institution in New York City. The organization attempted to link NYC credit unions operating in low-income neighborhoods into a cohesive network of non-predatory financial services. He is passionate about energy, sustainability, and poverty issues, and is excited to address these issues by implementing GRID Alternatives' unique model.
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Dr. Tyrie Smith earned his Ph.D. in Folklore from the University of Louisiana. Smith is currently overseeing the development of BA and BS degrees in Sustainability at Georgia Perimeter College. Additionally, he is assisting faculty to incorporate sustainability into their curriculum, implementing strategies for sustainable facilities management on GPC's five campuses, creating civic engagement and service learning opportunities in sustainability for GPC students, and engendering partnerships between GPC and local and state sustainability-driven businesses, organizations and governmental agencies. See Friday schedule

 

 

Adrienne Spitzer is a senior at Humboldt State and has been part of the Green Campus Program (GCP) since January 2008. She is studying Environmental Science and hopes to graduate in fall 2013. Adrienne has been the project lead on various projects in the last couple years and is now team lead for the HSU GCP. See Saturday schedule

 

Pamela Spoto Pamela Spoto is a full-time English teacher at Shasta College as well as the Director of the Community Teaching Garden on campus. She coordinates a mini conference each April on Sustainability for Shasta College. She also co-hosts a Sunday morning radio show called WakeUp Call. Finally, she is a poet and performance artist.
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Jon Stallman

Jon Stallman is currently the director of the Energy X-Change and building analysis and retrofit program manager for The Chico Energy Pioneers.  The Energy X-Change provides a network of energy specialists supporting the fields of deep energy retrofits, building analysis, renewable energy, and healthy environments using instrumentation and data to create a non-biased, third party project plan.  Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Manufacturing Science and a Master’s degree in Technical Education Program Development for Emerging Technologies.  Mr. Stallman holds certifications in Building Performance Analyst (BPA), Building Performance Envelope Professional (BPEP), a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Photovoltaic Design (NABCEP-PV), California Energy Commission Certified Home Energy Rating System (HERS level 1), Build it Green Certified Green Building Professional, and an Environmental Protection Agency HVAC Technician Certification.  Mr. Stallman was the Principle Investigator on the National Science Foundation Green Building Systems project and currently advises the NSF on energy technician topics.  He has consulted on projects worldwide with specialties in building design, renewable energy systems, and education.  Jon has been practicing in industry for 20 years and within the field of education with program development experience for twelve years.    
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Mark Stemen

Mark Stemen is a 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 recognized on the campus for his inspiring work with students and the community on issues of sustainability. Under his direction, students completed a campus sustainability assessment, as well as greenhouse gas inventories for CSU, Chico, Butte Community College, and the City of Chico. Currently, he and his students are developing a ten-acre agricultural park and community garden for the City of Chico. In 2008 Stemen was named Sustainability Champion at the Seventh Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.

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Paul Sullivan Paul Sullivan has been involved in solar energy since 2005 and is currently the sales manager for Alternative Energy Systems, Inc of Chico. Mr. Sullivan has extensive experience in designing customized systems for both residential and commercial applications. He entered the industry after having a solar energy system installed at his home and shortly thereafter realized that this was where he wanted to be professionally. Paul Sullivan has assisted hundreds of homeowners become energy independent. www.solarenergyforlife.com
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Oliver Ta is a Mechanical Engineering student at CSULA conducting research in materials science. My research project is a part of the Center for Energy and Sustainability (CE&S) at the school.
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  Michelle Tang has been the Student Initiatives intern for the Office of Sustainability since June 2011. She plans on working with a variety of projects and initiatives such as the Sustainability Decathlon, Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Projects for Sustainability (SCOOPS), Eco Fashion Show, Swap for Good, and the Graduation Pledge. Through these projects, Michelle hopes to develop a culture of sustainability among students starting at the high school level through to our own Santa Clara students! Michelle is a junior, class of 2013, majoring in environmental science with a minor in urban education. She hopes to continue to her work with two of her favorite environmental education programs in her remaining two years at SCU: the Alma Verde after-school program with Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) and the Sustainability Decathlon, which she was involved with as a high school student! She plans on earning her teaching credential and masters degree in education and enjoy many years working with students in a classroom making sustainability fun.www.scu.edu/sustainability
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  Mojohito Richerson von Tchudi is a practicing herbalist and natural health educator with his wife Heatherlee and their company Grass Roots Vitality. He is steeped in the traditional healing systems of Asia and the West under the guidance of modern masters such as Paul Pitchford, David Crow, and Michael Tierra. He is actively involved in the MedicineCrow community, and is currently working on a documentary movie on the grassroots healthcare revolution.
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  Susan Tchudi founded TurkeyTail Farm with her family four years ago. Two years ago, she began growing herbs and with her herbalist son, Mojohito Richerson von Tchudi, began creating culinary and medicinal herbal products for their quarterly herb CSA--Everything Herbal.
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Scott Terrell Scott Terrell received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Planning and Masters in Energy and Environmental Education from Humboldt State University in 1981/2. He worked as Energy Services Specialist for City of Riverside Public Utilities Department from 1982-88. Then went to work for the Turlock Irrigation District as their Energy Conservation Manager from 1988-92. His current position with the Truckee Donner Public Utility District is as the District's Conservation Administrator. The main focus of Scott's career has been in energy, water efficiency, renewable energy, green building and sustainability. Scott's primary work has been in the Truckee community, but has worked on developing several partnerships throughout the region in the areas of green businesses and green building and sustainability. See Friday schedule

 

  As former chairperson and member of the Campus Conservation Committee since 2003, Rob Thacker has had an active role in campus waste diversion efforts. His interest in evaluating the campus waste stream has contributed significantly to changes in collection practices and efforts to increase reporting accuracy. He is an enthusiastic supporter of campus zero waste efforts, and a ready advocate for reducing the presence of dumpster bins on campus wherever possible. As a Committee member with extensive background in large construction projects and facilities management he also contributes unique insight to construction and demolition waste stream challenges. See Thursday schedule

 

  Philip Tidwell is 17 and a student at College of the Sequoias, in Visalia Ca. He first became involved in the sustainability movement after attending the Bioneers conference in San Raphael October 2010. He also attended PowerShift 2011 in Washington D.C. where he was a trainer. After becoming involved with the California Student Sustainability Coalition that same year he founded a club on his campus which promotes food justice and democracy. http://oaklandsos.org/
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Claire Tuchel is a junior at Prescott College, who transferred in the fall of 2011. She is studying two fields of competences: one in Social Justice Education, and one she is designing herself in Literature and Philosophy.  I believe that teachers can make huge impacts in the lives of their students, and I want to be a source of positivity in kids’ lives.” –C. Tuchel
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  Jessica Vandehoven teaches 9-12 History, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) and Spanish in Yuba City Unified School District. Jessica serves on the Board of Directors of Kids and Creeks and is on the YCUSD Curriculum Committee to spearhead tying high school student counselors' participation at Shady Creek Outdoor School Program to a variety of standards, including environmental science, communication - written and oral, history, and career technical standards. The YCUSD Board envisions Shady Creek Outdoor School Program participation to earn credits for students who successfully complete a week-long commitment at Shady Creek with one of the Career Technical Pathways still currently being developed at the state level. The possible pathways for outdoor education leadership include, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Industry Sector, the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Industry Sector, and the Public Services Industry Sector. www.kidsandcreeks.org/index.htm
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Steven Verbrugge a student of the Geography and Planning Department at CSU, Chico will present in a poster session:
Title: Butte County Traffic Modeling
Abstract: This project was undertaken to examine managing future growth efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
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  Dan Wakelee is Assistant Provost at CSU Channel Islands. He is co-chair of both the STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) reporting team and the Sustainability Task Force on the campus. See Friday schedule

 

Mike Weissenborn

Michael Weissenborn, Director of Facilities and Construction at the Chico Unified School District, is responsible for the planning, design development and construction of all new school facilities projects and modernizations in the district. Mr. Weissenborn possesses a strong background in development, finance and construction in both the private and public sectors. A common thread running through Mr. Weissenborn's career is striving to find partnership opportunities between private and public sector partners. Mr. Weissenborn holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico. http://www.chicousd.org
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Maddison Westcott

Maddison Westcott a student in the Geography and Planning Department at CSU, Chico will present in a poster session:
Title: Improvements for Bicycle Facilities at CSU Chico
Abstract: The ways to improve bicycle parking and bike lanes, methods for promoting systainability within that framework.
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Maggie Winslow Maggie Winslow has been at Presidio since fall 2003. She currently teaches Microeconomics and Ecological Economics and is Chair of the MBA program and the Academic Dean. She holds a BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Williams College, an M.S. in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught resource economics at U.C. Berkeley and has also worked at the Environmental Defense Fund, The Conservation Strategy Fund and Redefining Progress where her research looked at the distributional impacts of energy use and energy policy. Her dissertation work examined the relationship between urban air pollution, economic growth and democracy.
http://presidioedu.org/
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Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf is an EcoBroker Certified Realtor, helping clients in Butte County with the purchase and sale of more energy efficient and sustainable housing. Also a LEED Accredited Professional, Scott is very involved in his community, serving on Chico's Sustainability Task Force since its beginning in 2007, and having been President of the Board of Directors of Chico Natural Foods Co-op. www.ScottWolfHomes.com
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  Michelle Wurlitzer - At 21-years-old, restless, and fed up with staring mindlessly at computer screens and learning about solutions from a distance, I decided to take my education into my own hands and escape academia for a year. My adventures during that year off of college included a solo bicycle tour around Northern California, WWOOFing, volunteering at a bike shop in Guatemala that makes pedal-powered appliances, working as a volunteer on Common Vision's Fruit Tree Tour- an eco-educational project that transforms school yards into fruit orchards with their fleet of vegetable oil buses, and working as an apprentice on an organic CSA farm on the coast. This is my story. See Saturday schedule

 

 

As the Director of Business Services at CSU, Chico, Dale Wymore also serves as the chair of the Campus Conservation Committee (CCC) and is a member of the Campus Sustainability Committee. Dale was instrumental in the University's Printing Services becoming chain-of-custody certified in 2008 with the Forest Stewardship Council, a world-wide organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. CSU Chico was one of the first CSU campuses to become certified. Her work as the chair of the CCC include paper reduction strategies, increased reuse of surplus furniture through the implementation of FreeCycle at Work, and numerous other waste diversion efforts. See Thursday schedule

 

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Marley Zalay

Marley Zalayis a recent graduate from CSU Chico with a degree in Environmental Health with a minor in Spanish. Marley traveled to Honduras with SEEHD (Sustainable Engineering and Environmental Health for Development) in 2011 and would like to help educate others about sustainable solutions to the potable water scarcity and solid waste issues in developing communities. She will present on the Ceramic Water Filter Project (funded by SFAC).
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Marley is also the RARE (Recycling and Rubbish Exhibit) coordinator and  has been involved with RARE for five years. www.aschico.com/recycle/rare

 

  Jenais Zarlin grew up and returned to the Mendocino Coast to work as the Director of Business Development for Thanksgiving Coffee Company. 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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