Book Picks for April-May 2021
Let’s read All We Can Save and The Nature of Desert Nature for April and May 2021!
The Emotional Wallop of My Friend’s Green Burial
Next Avenue quoted David Charles Sloane of the USC Price School on American awareness of our environmental impact.
Washington State Weighs New Option After Death: Human Composting
The New York Times quoted David Sloane of the USC Price School about the viability of legalized human composting. “It’s this interesting combination of environmental sensibility and individual choice,” David C. Sloane, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California, said of the Northwest region. Now the prospect of legalized Read more…
Bless Me, Ultima
Our new tradition, on the Bedrosian Bookclub, is to read a witchy book for the month of October. This year … We’re taking a look at the coming of age novel, Bless Me, Ultimaby Rudolfo Anaya. This is the story of Antonio Marez, a six year old boy caught between Read more…
Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs
“Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang, Xueyong Zhan, and Carlos Wing-Hung Lo https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.110 Abstract This study combines insights from the policy uncertainty literature and neo-institutional theory to examine corporate performance in implementing a government-sponsored voluntary environmental program (VEP) during 2004–2012 in Guangzhou, Read more…
Is the cemetery dead? Sloane examines new trends in ‘planning for death’
Inspired by his forthcoming book Is the Cemetery Dead?, Sloane was the featured speaker for the March 12 USC Price Conversation in New York, addressing Price alumni and current students, as well as SEO Scholars from local high schools. He gave a poignant, personal talk that encompassed changing American attitudes about cremation to how to support friends who are grieving.
A Conversation with Paula Daniels: Lessons Learned
by Patricia Quintero Estades On Tuesday, November 17 the Bedrosian Center welcomed the Executive Director of California Central, Paula Daniels for our third Lunch with a Leader event of the semester. Daniels has worked extensively on sustainability policy, holding important positions in both the nonprofit and public sector. She started her Read more…
Lunch with a Leader: PAULA DANIELS
Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting. Paula Daniels is Executive Director of California Central, a USC Villaraigosa Initiative. Read more…
In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re looking at the classic nonfiction book,
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, the book that launched the environmental movement.
Governing the Sustainable Future of Los Angeles
by Caroline Stevens What could Southern California’s urban metropolis look like 20 years? Picture algae encased skyscrapers that absorb carbon dioxide and organically recycle water from within their walls. Imagine community hospitals that never use a single kilowatt-hour of energy from the utility grid. Envision an international airport that recycles 417 Read more…