[THIS IS A COPY OF THE EMAIL NOTICE FROM MICHAEL KANE]
The spring semester has started for Sierra College and so I wanted to announce the dates/speakers for the Sierra College Sustainability Forum as well as mention some events that may be of interest to you.
First we are happy to have three forums this semester, all forums will start at 5:30PM and will be located in the Fireside Room in the student center on the Rocklin Campus.
February 19th– Grid Alternativeswill be coming to speak, they are a great organization that does charitable home solar installations, sort of a solar version of habitat for humanity. In April, they will be doing a build in Nevada County and Sierra College will be helping to provide them with enough volunteers to make that two-day event a success, so come out and see what they are about and find out about the April Event.
March 19th– Bernadette Del Chiarofrom the Environmental California will be coming to talk about her organization, her background and experience in California’s Alternative Energy sector and the City of Sacramento’s ban the plastic bag campaign and we’ll be discussion whether people feel a similar discussion should begin on campus concerning plastic water bottles.
April 16th- Sustainable Business Panel. Sara Keyes from UNFI will be presenting along with several other business representatives on their efforts to meet the triple bottom line. We also tentative have a representative from the Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) attending, their organization provides resources to business owners on how to be more sustainable.
Last but not least, the Sierra College Sustainability effort is increasing its reach. We love doing the forums and talking about sustainability but we’re also interested in not just talking about, but helping people DO sustainability. As such we are planning to start teaching sustainablity related courses through our Community Education program at the college. The first two courses in our new Sustainable Living Series are listed below and you can register for them by going to the main site at http://www.sccommed.org/index.cfm? Sign up soon these classes will fill quickly, if you have any questions please contact me.
Sustainable Living Series: Home Solar Basics
Sustainable Living Series: Local Foods & Nutrition
Thanks for your time and support, we look forward to seeing you at the first event in February!
Michael A Kane
Associate Dean,Sciences & Mathematics - (916) 660-7902
President, Community College Sustainability Collaborative
DirectoR, Sierra College Energy Technology Program