Environmental Forum

Environmental Leaders Featured in Lecture Series
September 6, 2016

Sonoma State University's 2016 Environmental Forum features lectures on topics like climate solutions, growing local food systems, embracing sustainability and more, including a special lecture by Sonoma Clean Power Executive Director Geof Syphers on September 29. Lectures are Thursdays, noon to 12:50 p.m. in Ives Hall 101. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

August 25

Welcome and Introductions

John Isom, Department of Environmental Studies & Planning

September 1

Sonoma State's Preserves: The Other SSU Campuses

Suzanne DeCoursay, Education Manager, Sonoma State Preserves

September 8

Growing Thriving Local Food Systems

Suzi Grady, Program Director, Petaluma Bounty

September 15

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System: Making Real Change on Our Campus

Jeff Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Global Studies

September 22

Electrifying a Billion People Without Frying Us All

Daniel Soto, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies & Planning

September 29


Geof Syphers, Executive Director, Sonoma Clean Power

October 6

Climate Solutions - A Local View

Ann Hancock, Executive Director, Center for Climate Protection Center for Climate Protection

October 13

Sustainable SSU: Connecting the DOTTs

Paul Draper, Drama Department and SSU Director of Sustainability

October 20

Fighting for Environmental and Cultural Survival in the Canadian Oil Sands

Emily Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

October 27

Planning and Future Trends for Cities

Karna Wong, Asst. Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

November 3

Restoring Sonoma County's Freshwater Ecosystems

Wendy St. John, Department of Biology

November 10

Communities Embrace Sustainability

Cyane Dandridge, Executive Director, Strategic Energy Innovations

November 17

Three Land Protection Stories of Sonoma County

Dave Koehler, Executive Director, Sonoma Land Trust

December 1


Richard Dale, Executive Director, Sonoma Ecology Center

December 8

Ecological Restoration in the Laguna de Santa Rosa: History, Challenges and Opportunities

Kevin Munroe, Executive Director, The Laguna Foundation

Media Contact

Nicolas Grizzle