By Jacob Mills, 2020 Transitions Lab Intern One of my primary objectives as the 2020 Transitions Lab intern is to explore methods of connecting the academic programs of the Transitions Lab to the operational practices of the university. My plan for this spring is to focus largely on the 2020 Sustainability Scholars' projects that have … Continue reading Envisioning Operationalized Sustainability in Universities
Household waste increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, sending an additional 1 million tons per week to our landfills. It doesn’t have to be that way.
By Nathan Manworren, Transportation Working Group Intern Today, we will be talking about that unfortunate thing we all have to do—move from point A to point B. Seriously, wouldn’t life be so much better if we could just beam ourselves from one point to another, Star Trek style? Or, even better, if we did not … Continue reading 4 Reasons Driving Alone is the Worst Way to Travel
By Brad Lufkin, Education and Research Quality of life (QOL) has a number of definitions that can include factors such as healthcare, employment, politics, and development. Sustainability, however, is also inherently linked to QOL; in order to have healthy, productive residents with meaningful lives, the environment must be cared for. The degree of environmental pollution, for … Continue reading Sustainability as a Quality of Life Indicator
Angela Babb, Food Planning and Implementation Last month, the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, which directly affects over 400,000 students across 23 campuses as well as faculty, staff and the surrounding communities. The Real Food Campus Commitment, developed by the Real Food Challenge, states an institutional plan to purchase … Continue reading The Real Food Movement Continues to Grow
By Brad Lufkin, Education and Research More often than not, in order to convince businesses to adopt sustainable practices, it has to be shown that the practices make financial sense; unless these efforts help the company’s bottom line, no action will be taken. With rising consumer pressure and increasingly available technology and processes, however, the … Continue reading The Growth of Corporate Sustainability
By Kelsey Smith, Green Events Coordinator Ecosystems produce a rich array of benefits that people depend on and these basic needs for life are at the highest risk of damage due to climate change. In fact, the resources provided by ecosystems have been so important to our evolution and survival, that we universally recognize aspects … Continue reading Ecosystems and climate change