Monday, April 14, 2008

Earth Week Activities

Hi all,
Of course we understand that you will be in the midst of finals preparation during these events; nonetheless, we wanted you know know about what USD is doing for Earth Week 2008. So if you get a free minute or just need a break, come show your School of Law support by showing up to one of these events! Here are the details:

The USD community celebrates sustainability April 14-24 with "Planting the Seeds of Change." A collaboration of student organizations and university departments, events are organized around Earth Day.

Earth Fair 2008 in Balboa Park April 20, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. : USD is sponsoring the Earth Fair at Balboa Park
. Visit the touch tank at the Marine Science and Environmental Studies'
booth. Trams will run, on the hour, from the UC to Balboa Park.

Farmer's Market and Fair Trade Booths April
22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Bring a shopping bag to the UC and stock up on
produce from local growers; vendors supporting fair trade practices
will also be on hand with their products.

Dumpster "Dump and Sort"
22: Don't be surprised when you see a pile of garbage on the lawn in
front of Maher Hall on Earth Day. Students will separate what we've
thrown in the garbage to demonstrate how much more of our garbage can be recycled so it doesn't go into the landfill.

USD's Green Living Expo
April 24, 11 a.m.-2
p.m.: This UC event will educate us about changes we can make in how we get to work to the plants we grow in our backyards to lessen our impact on the environment.

E-mail us to receive information about all of the events taking place as part of Planting the Seeds of Change.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Beach Cleanup -- Saturday March 22

The USD Surf Law Society invited us to a Beach Cleanup this Saturday, March 22 at 10:00am. If you're back from Spring Break, it would be great if you could make it. We are meeting on the North Side of PB Pier.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

USD Embraces the Sustainability Issue!

Follow this link for more info:

And don't forget to sign up for your free membership to the Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. You'll find tons of resources on possible projects for sustainability on campus.


From AASHE home page click on “member login” or follow this link Click “create new account.” Use your campus email address as your user name. You will receive a password in the inbox of the email account you used for the user name. Go back to the login page, enter your email in the user name box and type or paste the password that was emailed to you in the password box. That should give you access to all of our locked resources. All faculty, staff and students on campus can use their own email to create login credentials for themselves.

Stay Green San Diego,

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sunrise Powerlink Hearings

Last year, the Environmental Law Society got involved with the controversy concerning the Sunrise Power Link. On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission heard public comment on the issue. A spokesman for The Sierra Club was on KPBS radio this morning speaking on the issue. The podcast and transcript are posted on the KPBS website.

A spokesman for Sempra Energy will be on tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Connect with USD Business School's Net Impact Chapter

Network with a real pro in green business and energy policy! Come join our discussion on Energy Policy & Greenhouse Gases.
Please join us for an insightful discussion with Scott Anders, Director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego School Of Law. Come learn about various issues regarding energy policy as well as California's policy to reduce greenhouse gases.Snacks and refreshments will be provided thanks to GBSA.
This event is co-sponsored by GBSA & BLASR Net Impact (Business Leaders Advancing Social Responsibility)
Wednesday, February 27th
5:30PM- 7:00PM
IPJ Conference Room G
Mr. Anders has authored or co-authored a number of papers and reports related to energy policy. Most recently he was a lead author on the report entitled, Potential for Renewable Energy in the San Diego Region. Mr. Anders also contributed to the San Diego Regional Energy Infrastructure Study, a technical and policy survey of the regional energy market in San Diego, and Energy 2030: The San Diego Regional Energy Strategy, which serves as the region's roadmap for energy planning.
Prior to joining the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC), Mr. Anders was director for policy and planning at the San Diego Regional Energy Office (SDREO). In this capacity he managed regulatory and legislative issue research and analysis, directed communications with regulatory agencies, including writing position papers and comments before California's regulatory agencies, directed technical and policy support for the SANDAG's Energy Working Group, and directed solar energy activities, including technical and policy research. Prior to joining SDREO in 1999, Mr. Anders was a policy researcher for the Washington D.C. think tank Center for a Sustainable Economy, now part of Redefining Progress, where he researched market-based mechanisms as a policy tool for the energy sector. Mr. Anders was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa. Scott Anders holds a B.A. in international politics from Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA) and an M.A. in public policy, with a concentration in environmental policy, from the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Be More Green

I'm looking to add some resources to this blog on ways individuals can be more green. Right now, I'm envisioning a box on the right-hand side of the page with links to websites about recycling and things like that. If you know of any good resources, shoot me an email or leave them in the comments. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Sustainability Task Force is up

The Sustainability Task Force is starting 2008 with three events to launch our serious commitment to the environment. The details are below.

Focus the Nation. USD is one of more than 1,500 universities participating in activities related to climate change and sustainability.

The Annual All Faith Service. The service on February 7, 2008, is dedicated to taking care of God's creation.

Sustainability Newsletter. This communication vehicle will let you know about all environmental efforts on campus. Volume I of the Sustainability Newsletter is available at

The Sustainability Task Force plans to keep you updated twice every semester. We encourage you to get involved early in 2008 and to maintain your energy and enthusiasm for our efforts to Go Green throughout the year. We will do our best to keep the campus informed about our efforts. We want to thank everyone who already has demonstrated the right spirit.