Following are some of the projects and events presented by
The Sustainability Project.
(View more events in the History section)
The Sustainability Project presented the documentary film Nothing Like Chocolate on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Society.
Q&A with Director Kum-Kum Bhavnani followed the film, along with a chocolate tasting provided by Chocolate Maya.
Assessing Decentralized Wastewater in Santa Barbara County – A Bren School Master Thesis Project
The goal of this Master’s Thesis Project was to summarize and compare the economic, social and environmental parameters of existing, innovative, “decentralized” wastewater treatment technologies. This was the first time this information has been summarized into one document. The Bren School team also applied the information they gathered to a case study for “The Children’s Project Academy” – a proposed residential boarding school for foster children in northern Santa Barbara County, designed by Peikert Group Architects (the other “client” for this thesis project). Potential users of this guidance document include architects, builders, government agencies and members of the general public who are interested in incorporating a decentralized system into a project. (Read more)
“Revenge of the Electric Car” (Oct. 5, 2011)
The Story of the Global Resurgence of Electric Cars
A Documentary Film & Car Show Benefiting The Sustainability Project
The major event sponsors were the Community Environmental Council, Livingreen and MarBorg Industries.
This new film by Chris Paine, director of “Who Killed the Electric Car,” goes behind closed doors at Nissan, GM, and Tesla to get the story of the global competition to produce the best new models and dominate the growing market for electric vehicles. Esquire magazine says, “(Revenge) is distinguished by its unguarded access to GM’s Bob Lutz, Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn, and Tesla’s Elon Musk – three colorful super-villains who might save the planet.” (Read more about the event and the film)
Annie Leonard (Oct. 7, 2010)
The Story of Stuff
How to address the environmental and social impacts of making, using and throwing away all the stuff of daily life.
October 7, 2010 at 7pm
Marjorie Luke Theatre – 721 E. Cota, Santa Barbara
Addresses the environmental and social impacts of making, using and throwing away all the stuff of daily life. Join us for a lecture and discussion with Annie Leonard – author, activist, and the creator of The Story of Stuff documentary. See how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities and our health, and learn how we can change this. Lecture to be followed by a discussion with a panel of local experts and a book signing with Annie Leonard. (Read more)
Sarah Susanka (Sept. 6, 2007)
Not So Big: the First Step in Sustainability
How to reduce your ecological footprint in your home and daily life.
MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE • 721 E. COTA STREET
Join us for a lecture with Sarah Susanka – architect, cultural visionary, and bestselling author of the Not So Big House book series – leading a movement that is redefining the American home and lifestyle. Event followed by a book signing and panel with Susanka and local experts on sustainable building. (Read more)