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Data Reports

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

Staff Publications

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.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Eco-utopia or eco-catastrophe? Re-imagining California as an ecological utopia,” Elemental-Science of the Anthropocene 6 (2018): 65. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.320.

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 & 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.

Sustainability Now! Broadcasts on KSQD 90.7 FM & KSQD.org

Radio Show #1, August 25, 2019, Dr. Tiffany Wise-West, Sustainability & Climate Action Manager for the City of Santa Cruz. For more information, see the City’s Climate Action Program web site.

Radio Show #2, September 8, 2019, Thomas Rettenwender, Principal Architect at Ecologic Design Lab in Carmel, California talking about green building.

Radio Show #3, September 22, 2019, Tim Goncharoff, Zero Waste Programs Manager for Santa Cruz County discussing garbage.

Radio Show #4, October 6, 2019, Professor Emeritus Jim Clifford, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, talking about the University and its history.

Radio Show #5, October 20, 2019, Professor Chris Wilmers, Department of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz, talking about mountain lions.

Radio Show #6, November 3, 2019, Liz McDade, who runs the “No Trace Shop,” an online business dedicated to providing customers with a “sustainable lifestyle.” 

Radio Show #7, November 17, 2019, Nina Vukecevic, Farm Manager at Common Roots Farm in Santa Cruz, which provides disabled adults with access to agriculture.