The Center for Regional Sustainability will host a discussion about sustainability.
A photograph of Earth's northern and southern hemispheres.
One hundred and seventeen years after daylight saving time was proposed by George Vernon Hudson, the semi-annual time shift is still in effect in 70 countries around the world.
While sustainability was not the initial reason behind the time change, it is today and remains a hot topic.
On March 13, the SDSU Center for Regional Sustainability will bring together a panel of environmental and business leaders who will discuss today’s pressing sustainability issues.
“The Way Forward: Regional Perspectives on Sustainability” will explore the challenges and issues affecting communities nationwide from West Virginia to San Diego. The event will take place from 4:30p.m. to 6p.m. at SDSU’s Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, and is free and open to the public.
The Center for Regional Sustainability is just one example of how the university engages the San Diego region, a key initiative of The Campaign for SDSU. Whether it’s supporting programs that contribute directly to San Diego's growth or building academic programs to prepare for the region’s future, SDSU is an important community partner. Learn more about SDSU’s community engagement and how you can contribute.
What is sustainability
Geoffrey Chase, director of the Center of Regional Sustainability and dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, defines sustainability as the long-term effects resulting from the interaction of current issues such as economic vitality, environmental integrity and social justice.
Learn more about the Center of Regional Sustainability.
“Sustainability is really about living in a certain way today, so that future generations have the same access to resources,” Chase said.
Issues such as job creation, strengthening communities and supporting a healthy environment will be discussed.
Meet the Panel
Panelists will provide their perspectives about what is working in their regions and what needs to be addressed in terms of sustainability.
- William Barr, CEO, Regence
- Jerome Ringo, president, Apollo Alliance
- Ann Tartre, executive director, Equinox Center
- Dustin White, citizen lobbyist for Alliance for Appalachia and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
About the Center for Regional Sustainability
The SDSU Center for Regional Sustainability brings together policymakers, educators, researchers and citizens to identify, define and address local critical issues and to develop comprehensive solutions.
The center’s mission is to provide students with the education and training that will allow the region to grow and prosper while becoming self-sustainable. In addition, the center informs the public about sustainability issues by providing K-16 education, publications, web forums, seminars and conferences.
To get more information about the Center for Regional Sustainability visit http://crs.sdsu.edu/dus/regionalsustainability/.
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