Environmental Sustainability Policy - Oregon University System

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University of Oregon


PPPM

Planning, Public Policy
and Management

Environmental Sustainability and
Economic Development



presentation to the

Oregon State Board of Higher Education

Academic Excellence/Economic Development Working Group



Michael Hibbard

May 11, 2004

University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy, & Management (PPPM)

©2003

Environmental Sustainability and Economic
Development


Introduction



This is
not

about the commercial applications of research, product
development, or the like


It is about encouraging business practices and processes that advance
sustainability


Such practices would lead to


Reduced costs of doing business


New market opportunities



University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy, & Management (PPPM)

©2003

Environmental Sustainability and Economic
Development


Sustainable business practices


Green building and (office/industrial) campus design


Zero
-
waste strategies


Remanufacturing


Ecological restoration


Using the tools, techniques, firms, and work force of resource extraction to
rehabilitate the environment


Conservation
-
based development


Creating marketable goods and services by using ‘good’ environmental
management


University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy, & Management (PPPM)

©2003

Environmental Sustainability and Economic
Development


Ecological restoration opportunities


examples


Juniper and sagebrush removal


Forest thinning


Wetlands restoration


Salmon habitat restoration


Conservation
-
based development


examples


Range
-
fed beef


Specialty forest products


Eco
-
tourism/heritage tourism


University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy, & Management (PPPM)

©2003

Environmental Sustainability and Economic
Development


Roles for higher education: research


Forestry, fisheries, agriculture


Policy studies


Demonstration projects


Evaluation studies


University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy, & Management (PPPM)

©2003

Environmental Sustainability and Economic
Development


Roles for higher education: technical
assistance


Consultation


Facilitation


Analysis



University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy, & Management (PPPM)

©2003

Environmental Sustainability and Economic
Development


A research example:
Procurement Contracting
in the Affected Counties of the Northwest
Forest Plan



A technical assistance example:
Community
Capacity and Wildfire Protection


University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy, & Management (PPPM)

©2003

Environmental Sustainability and Economic
Development


An environmental sustainability/economic
development strategy focused on these three
areas would


Address problems of existing businesses and
provide new business opportunities


Contribute to the economic and environmental
health of Oregon


Affect all areas of Oregon