CSU, Chico News

This Way to Sustainability VI Conference: Connecting Communities

Date: 10-28-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Teri Randolph,
Institute for Sustainable Development

The Sixth Annual This Way to Sustainability Conference will be held Nov. 4–6 at California State University, Chico in the Bell Memorial Union. The conference, co-sponsored by CSU, Chico and Butte College, is one of the largest student-led sustainability conferences in the country. It will feature an event on the evening of Friday, Nov. 5, with author and journalist Orville Schell and filmmaker and adventurer David Breashears in a multimedia presentation “Climate Change in the Himalayas.”

Jerome Ringo, former national president of the Apollo Alliance, will speak Friday morning, Nov. 5, on “The Color of Green: The Next Inconvenient Truth.” He will explore the value of diversity in building an effective sustainability movement. He delivers a wakeup call to all Americans to the urgency of climate, energy and economic challenges.

In addition to several speakers and dozens of workshops on a wide range of environmental and sustainability-related topics, this year’s conference will include the Community Center Expo. This expo will provide space for vendors and exhibitors to display sustainable products and ideas in the main auditorium of the BMU Thursday and Friday during the conference. There will be a demonstration stage and workshop area.

Online registration is now closed, but you can register on site at the conference at the BMU Auditorium Nov. 4-6, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Registration fees for This Way to Sustainability Conference VI include participation in all sessions and workshops except the Friday presentation on Climate Change in the Himalayas. That event is part of the On the Creek Lecture Series and registration is through Chico Performances at http://www.chicoperformances.com. Registration fees for the conference are described on the website: http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainablefuture/conference/registration.shtml.