Seeking Sustainability For Our Community
"Seeking Sustainability for Your Community" focuses on community sustainability issues facing county and municipal governments in southern Oregon. It’s the first in a series of "Southern Oregon Town Hall" broadcasts produced by Southern Oregon Public Television (SOPTV) and RVTV, in partnership with Southern Oregon University (SOU).
"In an era of diminishing resources, the quality of life in our community may depend on the adoption of more sustainable practices," says SOU president, Mary Cullinan. "It is the aim of the ‘Seeking Sustainability’ broadcast to deepen the understanding of some of these key practices and identify how local governments can incorporate them in their communities."
SOPTV will offer a series of related programs exploring sustainability in business and at home on SOPTV, channel 8, and on Charter Cable channel 21 in Jackson County and on RVTV’s public access channels.
Southern Oregon Public Television (SOPTV) continues with follow up programs to "keep the conversation going" as follows:
This program is a review of the Southern Oregon Town Hall community discussion on the role of "Sustainable Environmental Practices" and their impact on the community.
Seeking sustainability in our homes will showcase a range of practices, from modest changes in simple domestic habits to new construction design that is conserving resources, saving money, and simplifying daily life in our community.
Shows how area businesses of all sizes are lowering overhead costs and reducing their environmental footprint, both in the operation of their facilities and the delivery of their goods and services.
Explores local innovations in transportation, the bolstering of local enterprise, growing and distributing food and other cooperative ventures that bring people together in enjoyable, resource-conscious ways.
Engages viewers in a live interactive format that pulls together a broad assortment of ideas and personal experience, reflecting our belief that building a sustainable community isn’t a top-down job for "experts," but an ongoing commitment by community members to respectful and effective cooperation.
- OREGON 150: Project 2059
- Seeking Sustainability for Your Community (83MB)
- Southern Oregon Town Hall Presenters’ Brief Bios
- Certificate in Sustainable Leadership (CSL) — Proposal for the Initiation of a New Instructional Program
- Southern Oregon Town Hall Project Concept
- Selected Bibliography (Sustainability Leadership Program)
- Definitions of Sustainability