From October 2 to October 3, Park City hosted the Extension Sustainability Summit. The event brought in extension educators on sustainability from all across the nation, to discuss what major environmental sustainability programs are currently being delivered through Cooperative Extension and began talking about future goals.
Presenters discussed five thematic areas: land conservation, air quality and climate change, local food and sustainable food systems, water quality and conservation, and renewable and sustainable energy.
Extension professors of a wide variety of universities presented their information and then engaged in discussions with one another on how they could apply that information in their respective work. The end goal was to envision future directions in Cooperative Extension regarding sustainability programmatic outreach.
Joining us today are presenters Gregg Garfin, Gale Buchanan, Iris Mayes, and Viviane Simon-Brown.
AIR Introduction, Air Quality & Climate Change
Assistant Professor and Assistant Extension Specialist in Climate Science, Policy & Natural Resources - School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Deputy Director for Science Translation & Outreach - Institute of the Environment
University of Arizona
New Southwest Climate book: http://www.islandpress.org/nca
Gale A. Buchanan
Solutions from the Land Initiative
Former USDA Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for
Research, Education, and Economics.
Dean and Director Emeritus,
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
One Sky One Earth Food Coalition: The Power of Community Action
The Sustainability Revolution
Oregon State University