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Exploring Aspects of Sustainable Living April 18

April 15, 2013

What:

"Equity, Environment and Economics" will be discussed during an April 18 Sustainability Symposium at Cal State Fullerton.

Speakers:

  • L. Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, will discuss environmental capitalism.
  • Jeffrey J. Mosher, executive director of the National Water Research Institute, will discuss sustainability and water issues.
  • Marcela Oliva, professor of architecture and environmental design at Los Angeles Trade Tech College and a team member of the NASA Knowledge Architecture team, will discuss social justice issues related to sustainability.

When/Where:

Thursday, April 18
8-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. — Faculty and students present research and exhibits on sustainability issues in Room 130 of the Pollak Library.
6-8:10 p.m. — Guest speakers will give individual presentations followed by panel discussion in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion.

Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Why:

"We want to engage the campus and surrounding community in a discussion about just what is sustainability," said Willem van der Pol, director of facilities operation and the program organizer. "Saving energy and stopping pollution is but a sliver of the issue.

"Once we think of the consequences, we realize we have to start thinking about how we're going to continue to do all the things we want to do without ruining the planet for our children and our grandchildren," he explained.

"Students on campus today are looking at 40-year careers that will be radically different from what they are now, because we will be changing how we operate. As a campus, we want them to feel empowered when they face these coming changes, not powerless."

Additional:

The evening program will include an announcement of the Student Sustainability Contest winners and a meet-and-greet session.

More Info:

http://sustainability.fullerton.edu/earthweek/sustainable_food.asp

Media Contact:

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852 

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