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Environmental Art in Built & Natural Landscapes, Sunday July 26 on KSQD

Radio Show #24, July 26, 2020. “Environmental artists seek to investigate our human relationship with the environment through embedding their artistic practice within it” (“The Art Story”). Learn about the practice of environmental art on Sustainability Now! on… Read More

Sustainability Now! Sustainable Community Commons in Santa Cruz

Radio show #23, July 12, 2020, with Len Beya, discussing sustainable community planning in Santa Cruz and cities in general. He addresses the current state of Santa Cruz County’s urbanized spaces and their unsustainable characteristics, principles of urban… Read More

Plastics, disposables, and sustainability in the post-recycling era, June 4, 2020

A webinar by SSRF Co-director Kevin Bell. You can find powerpoint slides here.

Sustainability Now! Climate Change and Black Lives Mattering on the California Coast

Sustainability Now! Sunday, June 28, 2020 Radio show #21, June 28, 2020, with Kalina Browne, 2019-20 RAY Diversity Fellow at the Ocean Conservancy to learn about Climate Change and Black Lives Mattering on the California Coast.  Browne grew… Read More

Sustainability Now! Public Lands on Pacific’s Edge

Radio Show #21, June 13, 2020, with Jo Chamberlain, Executive Director of the Coastside Land Trust in Half Moon Bay. The Coastside Land Trust is dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the open space environment, including… Read More

Sustainability Now! Struggling to Survive: Binational Farmworkers on the Central Coast

Radio Show #19, May 17, 2020, with Dr. Ann Lopez, Founder and Director of the Center for Farmworker Families in Watsonville, California.  Lopez is emerita professor at San Jose City College, and holds degrees in biology and a… Read More

Sustainability Now! Protecting Sacred Lands

Radio Show #18, May 3, 2020, with Valentin Lopez, Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of the Costanoan/Ohlone Indians and President of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust.  The Amah Mutsun are descendants of the more than 20… Read More

Sustainability Now! By the Beautiful Sea

Radio Show #17, April 19, 2020, with Rachel Kippen, Executive Director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey and a columnist for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Rachel was previously Director of Programs at Save Our Shores. She has also worked as… Read More

Sustainability Now! Urchins in the Storm

Radio Show #16, April 5, 2020, with KSQD engineer Emily Donham, a 5th-year PhD candidate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UCSC.  Emily’s research focuses on how sea urchins, which graze on kelp forests, may be vulnerable to… Read More