Institute for Sustainable Development
Paul Persons

Paul Persons, Power of Nature

Honoring a man who made a difference

One person can make a mighty difference, influence that travels the world like a rolling wave. A story about Paul Persons is instructive.  Continue Reading

Green Concrete

The Greening of—Concrete?

New CSU, Chico Program Smoothes the Way

Concrete is fast gaining recognition as a worthy element of sustainable construction projects, and California State University, Chico’s new Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program within the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management is spreading the word.  Continue Reading

Ann Schwab

Ann Schwab to Lead Climate Task Force

City of Chico Set to Study Sustainability

Cities are at the heart of the problem of global warming, given that they produce 78 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. But because urban areas are where most people live and work, changes made by citizens of the world’s cities just might provide the solution..   Continue Reading