help build a sustainable society; one that balances economic needs,
social needs and environmental realities. We will address solutions for
the global problems we are all now facing. The conference will include
workshops, seminars, posters, and facilitated discussions.
This student-run conference hosts over 100 speakers and 1,400
participants at our CSU, Chico campus. This is an enormous educational
opportunity for students.
Conference Registration is required for all conference events,
presentations, keynote presentations, workshops, and receptions.
Purpose: Explore approaches that will make a difference for a
sustainable future. This annual conference provides a forum to discuss
current issues that are relevant to us all. They seek to develop common
ground to help build a sustainable society; one that balances economic
needs, social needs and environmental realities. They will address
solutions for the global problems we are all now facing.
Audience: The target audience is broad but aimed at the growing number of
faculty, staff, students, administrators, public officials and citizens
who embrace the concept of sustainable development, who wish to work
together to build sustainable communities, who believe that we can
learn from one another, and who realize there are many voices and
perspectives that must be heard. Sessions are designed for beginners,
as well as those with advanced knowledge. So that everyone has a chance
to participate registration fees have been kept to a minimum.
Business and Economic Solutions: The “green” economy has
provided new jobs and opportunities. This theme focus provides an
opportunity to share green business advances and solutions that are
sure to improve our economic future. It will also showcase available
green job opportunities. Inspirational leaders will share their success
stories and entrepreneurial experiences to help students and community
visualize their transition to future occupations. Some sessions will
address the issues of how large corporations have helped to advance an
agenda of a sustainable future.
Educational Solutions: What do students learn from a
sustainable curriculum? What has been solved by teaching future
generations about sustainability? This theme will focus on integrating
sustainability into the curriculum. Educators will lead discussions on
how schools and individual instructors have integrated sustainability
into their curriculum and share their evaluations of the effectiveness
of a sustainable curriculum.
Energy and Water Solutions: These presentations will help
identify solutions to our need for energy to fuel our economy. What
have we learned so far, what options are available to us now, and what
lies ahead? What can we do to ensure a clean and abundant water supply
for future generations? This theme will focus on solutions for our
energy and water challenges.
Sustainable Solutions for Food and Agriculture: These
presentations will provide insight on methods and solutions developed
that will allow us to feed the world’s growing populations sustainably.
This theme will focus on food, agriculture and nutrition. Solutions for
healthy living, healthy eating, growing organic, farming, eating
locally, and solutions for feeding our growing world populations.
Sustainable Lifestyle Solutions: Speakers will share
everyday choices that make a difference. We all share the earth with
many beings and we express that connection in many ways; in our ethics
and our art, in our inspirations and our meditations. This theme will
focus on solutions, ideas and opportunities people have found in
creating a sustainable future, daily sustainable practices and life
Speaker’s Corner: This theme will provide a venue
for other sustainability-related issues and solutions that speakers
want to address.
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