Institute for Sustainable Development
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Dont miss this film ~ Time to Choose during This Way to Sustainability on Friday, March 24th at 9:00 in BMU 203.
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Upcoming Events 2016-2017

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Thursday, February 2nd
4:00-6:00 pm in Colusa Hall Rm 100B
This Way to Sustainability Conference Volunteer Meeting

If you are interested in volunteering for the conference in March this is the meeting for you. You'll be able to hear about all of the opportunities available and sign up for specific positions. To see a details about all of the positions available please visit our volunteer page. RSVP if you can so we can make sure we have enough PIZZA by emailing

Thursday, February 9th
5:30-7:00 pm in Colusa Hall Rm 100A
Regenerative Agriculture Initiative (RAI) Seminar

Featuring Rebecca Burgess from Fibershed

Rebecca Burgess photoRebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, and Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute. She has over a decade of  experience writing and implementing hands-on curriculum that focuses on the intersection of restoration ecology and fiber systems. She has taught at Westminster College, Harvard University, and has created workshops for a range of NGOs and corporations. She is the author of the best-selling book Harvesting Color, a bioregional look into the natural dye traditions of North America. She has built an extensive network of farmers and artisans within our region’s Northern California Fibershed to pilot the regenerative fiber systems model at the community scale. 

soil in hands photoHow can we develop regional and regenerative fiber & food systems that ameliorate the climate crisis through their soil building processes, while providing increased on farm productivity, enhanced biological diversity and water savings? 

Fibershed is a producer organization, who along with its partners is working to do the aforementioned through the scaling of carbon farming practices throughout our producer land bases.  To enable and enhance demand for what is produced on these carbon farm/ranch landscapes, we have developed end-user education and demand for climate beneficial material culture. We will share several recent projects that illuminate our work to track carbon from soil to skin and to ensure that carbon is acknowledged and accounted for in our material culture choices. This event is free and open to the public.


This Way to Sustainability Conference Upcoming Trainings:

  • Wednesday, February 15th, 3:00-5:00 pm in BMU Rm 303
    Moderator Training
    - all students interested in being a moderator for this conference MUST attend one of two trainings.
  • Thursday, February 16th, 1:00-3:00 pm in BMU Rm 303
    Moderator Training
    - all students interested in being a moderator for this conference MUST attend one of two trainings.


Wednesday, March 22nd
Step Into Sustainability

Step Into Sust logoThis Way to Sustainability Conference Kickoff Event
Step into Sustainability is a student-run sustainable festival that will be a kickoff event for the This Way to Sustainability Conference. This will provide a great opportunity to meet up with other conference participants showing up Wednesday, and to find out more about sustainability groups on campus.
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Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, 2017

Don't miss This Way to Sustainability Conference XII ~ the largest student run sustainability conference of its kind in North America. We'll host over 115 sustainability professionals during the two day event in over 80 panel presentaitons, workshops, films, keynote events and more! All students can participate for FREE with pre-registraiton and a valid student ID. Find out more and view the full schedule online NOW.