Greening Communities and Campi - Pomona!
- Hi Riverfolk,
The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, where I did
much of my graduate work, is hosting a symposium on greening communities
and schools. I hope the various river projects will be represented. See
you there! (It's close to the Foothill 480-bus line stop at Temple Ave
and South Campus Drive.)
An outstanding program is emerging for the symposium at the Cal Poly Pomona
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies to be held Saturday, April 15th, 2000.
· Eugene Imai, Director of Shinji Shumikai of America, who will
provide an inspirational talk about environmental ethics, beauty, and nature.
· Chris Lotspeich, a Senior Associate at the Rocky Mountain
Institute, who will speak about Natural Capitalism drawing upon examples
from the seminal book by Paul Hawkin, Amory and Hunter Lovins.
· "A Living Energy System for an Orphanage in Vietnam", an
award-winning project that integrates renewable energy with food
production, and water treatment, along with studies for applying these
concepts at the Lyle Center.
· "The LCRS Incubator Building", a new solar-heated straw bale
building with photovoltaic shingles, you will be able to see at the Center.
· The Shalom Hill Farm Retreat Facility, an earth-sheltered
passive-solar structure in Minnesota John Lyle designed with the Claremont
Environmental Design Group.
· The award-winning Real Goods Solar Living Center designed by Van
der Ryn Architects.
· Di Anza Community College, and Romberg Tiberon Center currently
being planned by the Ecological Design Institute and Van der Ryn Architects.
· Sustainable/Regenerative Community & Its Impact on Living
Environment an ongoing study that investigates residents living, working
and studying in distinctive sustainable campuses and communities including
Village Homes, Lyle CRS, Eco Village, and CalEarth.
· 3-N-Wood, a new building material that may be molded like
plastic, has the strength of steel, can be made at room temperature, and is
derived from clean, renewable wastes lumber yards disposed of.
· The New Wood Composite and Its Application to Solving
Environmental Issues by replacing wood, cement, iron and steel with a new,
less-costly material that reduces environmental hazards.
· Retrofitting Rocky Branch: the Greening of a Southeastern Campus
at North Carolina State University by restoring a steam.
· The Cool School Program and work being done to green LA School
You are welcome to join us for this informative and pleasant day at the
Special Student rate $15
Regular Symposium Registration $60
Please submit a check to Sharon Avant at the College of Environmental
Design Deans office, or Deborah Scheider at the LCRS, by Monday April 10th
to reserve your place at the symposium with a Full of Life Lunch.
For more information on the symposium please visit
Ask your academic department, student organization, or employer to support
your participation in this symposium. Proceeds from this self-funded event
will help support the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.
Mark von Wodtke, Chair, Greening of Campuses and Communities Symposium
PS. Please forward this message to others so they also can register right