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Sustainable Transportation on Campus and in the Community Keynote Address: "Assessing Campus Sustainability While Teaching Sustainability
 

Summary: Sustainable Transportation on Campus and in the Community
Keynote Address: "Assessing Campus Sustainability While Teaching Sustainability:
Integrating Academics and Operations"
Mark Stemen, California State University-Chico
September 22, 2005
We'll see how this all goes. My name is Mark Stemen. I'm the coordinator of the
Environmental Studies program at California State University Chico. I want to tell you,
before we get started, a little bit about Chico for those of you who may not know about it.
Chico is 70 miles north of Sacramento at the base of the foothills at the junction between
the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades. We have Big Chico Creek, which runs, actually,
right through the middle of our campus on the way to the Sacramento River. We have an
8,000-acre ecological preserve upstream on Big Chico Creek that we use for a living
laboratory.
And we've done quite a few green things here, and usually when you get to a
situation like this, you've got to break out the lists: so we signed Talloires, we have a
Gold building on our campus, we're in construction of the first Gold building in the CSU
system. We're battling with Humboldt, our traditional rival, over a technicality; so-
we've lost football so now we've moved into green buildings. We have three more in the
pipeline. The president has decided he's going to have a walk of Gold, we're going all
Gold buildings on campus, and we've jumped the Silver barrier into Gold. We have an

  

Source: Alves-Foss, Jim - Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences