Dining with Sustainability Participants

Tom Dean

Tom Dean
Executive Council Member, School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Professor, Department of Management, Colorado State University

Honore Depew

Honore Depew
Environmental Planner, City of Fort Collins
I work with a great team in the Environmental Services Department to help advance the City's waste reduction and recycling efforts. Some focus areas include: enhancing regional collaboration, increasing organics diversion, and connecting solid waste goals to climate action goals by implementing the principles of sustainable materials management.
Five descriptive words: 
Persistent, imaginative, adaptable, empathetic, curious.

Sonali Diddi

Sonali Diddi
Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Merchandising, Colorado State University
The focus of my research studies has been on understanding the social-psychological aspects that affect consumers' ethical decision-making. We are in a society that increasingly is emphasizing a lot on materialism and over consumption. Increasingly, the differentiation between needs vs. wants is diminishing. The society requires a paradigm shift in their thinking, which is possible through awareness and education of the effects of consumption. My research closely looks at the consumption of apparel. I plan to extend this to incorporate on how individuals make (ir)responsible choices in their overall consumption. Furthermore, my research also addresses the corporate social responsibility within the apparel industry and how consumers can drive change for organizations to behave in a responsible way.
Five descriptive words: 
Sustainable consumption, corporate social responsibility, moral values and attitudes, supply chain sustainability, sustainability education

Adam Dillon

Adam Dillon
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
I am studying the population recovery of the endangered California Channel Island Fox and its impact on a second endemic carnivore, the Island Spotted Skunk. Additionally, I teach a university-level field ecology course and conduct invasive species and native avian conservation work in New Zealand.
Five descriptive words: 
island ecologist, carnivores, teacher, mid-career

Maury Dobbie

Assistant Director, Center for the New Energy Economy
As Assistant Director I run the business operations of our organization. I've also headed up the CSU-hosted Natural Gas Symposium events for the past 5 years as we work hard to build a balanced brand of convening events that promote "Doing Energy Right".
Five descriptive words: 
Our Center, one of the 12 centers in the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus works on accelerating clean and renewable energy policies in the U.S.

Quan Dong

Quan Dong
Chief, Aquatic System Branch, U.S. Geological Survey
My current work focuses on detecting how water flows affect spatial and temporal dynamics of hydroscapes, identifying organizing principles that link physical processes, chemical processes, biological processes, and human activities to populations, communities, food webs, ecosystems, and landscapes, and applying innovative, integrative, and quantitative approaches to solving water-related environmental problems and to supporting design and planning in aquatic restoration and natural resource decision making.
Five descriptive words: 
ecologist, interdisciplinary, mostly applied, mid/late career

Brian Dunbar

Brian Dunbar
Executive Director, Institute for the Built Environment
Our institute has been involved in helping local, regional, and national projects achieve high levels of sustainability. Our focus areas include green schools, healthy built environments, and "living" environments--places where the natural and built environments enhance and support each other. Our LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social, and Economic Systems) and our Whole School Sustainability frameworks are nationally recognized.
Five descriptive words: 
green building, sustainable development, regenerative design

Colleen Duncan

Colleen Duncan
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University
I am a veterinary pathologist employed at the CSU diagnostic lab/department of microbiology/immunology and pathology. My work is a balance of diagnostic/clinical service, teaching (mostly veterinary students), and research.
Five descriptive words: 
animal, health, veterinary, marine mammal, ecosystem

Camille Dungy

Camille Dungy
Professor, Department of English, Colorado State University
I'm the editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009). It was the first book of its kind. I am also the author of three collections of my own work, including Smith Blue (2011) and What to Eat, What to Drink, and What to Leave for Poison. I have taught creative writing and literature in the English Department here at CSU since 2013, after having taught at other institutions since 1998.
Five descriptive words: 
Ecopoetics and environmental writing, writer and editor

Peter Eberle

Board Member, Colorado Renewable Energy Society
I am a volunteer board member and program manager promoting with the Northern Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (NCRES). Proving monthly educational programs promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable living activities.
Five descriptive words: 
Renewables Efficiency Sustainability Education & Advocacy

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