Publications, Videos, Podcasts and Resources

Editorials, Projects, Presentations and Reports

Josefina Lara Chavez, Ronnie Lipschutz & Ann Lopez, “Minority Farmers on the Central Coast need relief now!” Lookout Santa Cruz, May 4, 2023.

Ami Chen Mills & Eloy Ortiz, “Small and BIPOC local farmers need our help after recent floods,” Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 22, 2023.

After the Floods, SSRF Newsletter, April 2023.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “A Sociology of Small Farms and Their Operators” Slides from presentation to Egyptian Agriculture Study Group, March 6, 2023.

Sergey Komaradenkov, et al.,


Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Guest Commentary: Community choice aggregators to lead microgrid revolution” (aka, “Chicxulub is coming and PG&E is the dinosaur”) Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 5, 2019. You can also find the commentary here.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Guest Commentary: How to bring new housing to Santa Cruz?Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 6, 2019. You can also find this commentary here.

Justin Farris & Mark Buck, “Pilot Waste Audit Report,” 2019.


Videos & Podcasts

Resources for Further Reading

Policy papers

Other Publications



Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Eco-utopia or eco-catastrophe? Re-imagining California as an ecological utopia,” Elemental-Science of the Anthropocene 6 (2018): 65. DOI:

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Review Essay: Can Climate Change Us?”  Development & Change 48, #3 (2017): 623-35.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Getting out of the CAR: DeCARbonization, climate change and sustainable society,” International Journal of Sustainable Society 4, #4 (2012): 336-56.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Dominique De Wit and Martin Lehmann, Sustainable Cities, “Sustainable Universities: Re-Engineering the Campus of Today for the World of Tomorrow,” pp. 3-16, in: W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education  (Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017).

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “The Sustainability Debate: Déja Vu All Over Again?”  pp. 480-91, in: Peter Dauvergne (ed.), Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012; second ed.).

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, EPICS Press Release (2020)

Ronnie D. Lipschutz & Alison Hahm, “EV.Trans@UCSC.EDU: A feasibility study for a sustainable 21st century UCSC transportation system,” Sustainable Systems Program, Rachel Carson College, July 7, 2015.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Dominique de Wit & Kevin Bell, “Practicing Energy, or Energy Consumption as Social Practice,” Paper presented to the 2017 Annual Conference on Behavior, Energy & Climate Change,” Sacramento, CA., Oct. 15-17, 2017.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz & Dustin Mulvaney, “The Road not Taken, Round II: Centralized vs. Distributed Energy Strategies and Human Security,” pp. 483-506, in: Hugh Dyer & Maria Julia Trombetta (eds.), International Handbook of Energy Security  (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013).