2015 Highlights


Schedule of Sessions, Talks, and Poster Presentations: Click Here

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"Sustainability & Social Justice"

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Art students from CSUF created pieces that addressed issues of sustainability that they cared about. Click the link for the artworks, along with descriptions by the students who created them.





Invited Speakers

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Manuel PastorManuel Pastor, University of Southern California
Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, Professor
USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), Director
USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII), Co-Director
UC Santa Cruz Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, Found Director

Dr. Pastor's research focuses on the economic, environmental and social movements seeking to change those realities.  He holds an economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the USC Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change.  Dr. Pastor writes and speaks widely on demographic change, inequality, and community empowerment.  He has also received the Liberty Hill Foundation's Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year award for social justice research partnerships.



Wendell BraseWendell Brase, University of California, Irvine
Administration & Business Services Vice Chancellor
UC President Napolitano's Global Climate Leadership Council, Co-Chair

Wendell Brase co-chairs the University of California President's Global Climate Leadership Council and leads an award-winning sustainability program as Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Business Services at UC Irvine.  The campus received California's highest environmental award, the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, in 2008 and again in 2013; has been on Sierra magazine's Top 10 list of greenest campuses for the past five years; and has 21 LEED Platinum and Gold buildings.



Tim SuydamTim Suydam, Stone Brewing Co.
Water Operations, P.E., Senior Manager

Tim Suydam is the Senior Water Operations Manager for Stone Brewing Co.  He is responsible for all the water treatment and brewing waste treatment, recycling and disposal.  Prior to that, he was Operations and Maintenance Manger of water quality for 14 years with the San Diego County Water Authority, as well as 10 years in water, wastewater and remediation site consulting.  He has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and is a licensed chemical and civil engineer.