The February 8 edition of “Extension Engaged” will take a practical approach to addressing the many issues surrounding community sustainability and explore methods communities can use to plan for sustainability.
The program has three objectives: 1) educating cities, counties, and other interested parties about sustainability and the issues surrounding community sustainability; 2) establishing the importance of planning for sustainability at the local scale; and 3) promoting Sustainability Assessment as a tool that cities and counties can utilize to achieve greater sustainability and accountability.
The program begins at 10 a.m. in the WSU Extension/CAHNRS teleconferencing studio, room T-101, in the Food Science and Human Nutrition building. All WSU faculty and staff are invited to be a member of the live studio audience for this event by coming to room T-101 and being in their seats by 9:45. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Studio guests will include:
William Budd, PhD: Environmental Planning Specialist and Professor, Division of Governmental Studies and Services and WSU Extension and Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Bob Scarfo, PhD:  Associate Professor Landscape Architecture and MS Landscape Architecture Graduate Coordinator, Heidi Sowell, M.S.:  WSU Doctoral Student, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Kara Whitman, M.S.:  WSU Doctoral Student, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The program will also include videotaped interviews with officials from the cities of Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington, as well as other WSU faculty.

For off campus faculty and staff wishing to view the program, they can watch via a live videostream by going to Extension Communications and Educational Support Videostreaming site at:

Simply find the program title, scroll down to the bottom of the program description and click on either the WindowsMedia or RealPlayer icons to launch the videostream. There will not be any signal available until 15 minutes prior to the event. There will be toll-free numbers and an email provided during the program for viewers to send in questions for the guests.

For more information about this event, contact Professor William Budd at:509-335-4114) or email him at: