The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability

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Mission

Engaging peoples and communities for regional sustainability.

Academically driven by the liberal arts and the activist mission of Pitzer College, the Redford Conservancy enacts this mission via teaching, research, and other forms of engaged discourse on the sustainability particularly in the context of Southern California.

Conservancies have traditionally protected lands possessing significant natural and, often, aesthetic and cultural resources.  The challenge for the Redford Conservancy is to promote protection of  natural and human resources in Southern California through convening and  educating agents of positive change.  The Conservancy focuses on resource conservation solutions that also address the underlying causes of broad disparities of access to these life-giving resources.

The transdisciplinary foci of this work, then, are enacted across a web of interdependent resource systems in  this region and, by extension, across the globe:

Energy    Biodiversity    Health    Food    Water