Archive for February 2012

Designs on California’s Delta Water

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

One of the biggest water issues in the state of California concerns the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary (Bay Delta), the largest estuary on the west coast. The pressure is on California to effectively balance demands on its water supplies from the competing interests of environmentalists, cities, agriculture and our growing population. The San Francisco
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Desert Empowerment

Feb 21st, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York,, Feb. 21, 2012 Recently I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Prakash Tyagi, a medical doctor and director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), a rural empowerment organization based in the state of Rajasthan, India. Dr. Tyagi was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, courtesy of the International Development Exchange
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There is No Sustainable Development Without A Sustainable Population

Feb 14th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York,, February 14, 2012 Is it possible to talk about sustainable development without talking about population, in a world of 7 billion people and growing? Apparently the policymakers involved with the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) conference (Rio+20) think so, from the dearth of the words “population growth” appearing in
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Addressing Population Growth to Increase the Well-being of People and the Planet

Feb 13th, 2012 | By

By Suzanne York,, Feb. 10, 2012 The University of California, Berkeley hosted a gathering February 4th of globally-respected experts in the fields of population, sustainability, and global health. Some 450 participants heard why it is critical that the world addresses these issues today. Malcom Potts, director and founder of the Bixby Center for Population,
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Santa Monica’s Big Step for Sustainability

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

By Suzanne York,, February 2, 2012 This past January 24th the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a progressive sustainability bill of rights, building on the Santa Monica City Sustainability Plan first established back in 1994. The resolution calls on the city to “recognize the rights of people, natural communities, and ecosystems to exist,
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