SUSTAIN = Sino-US STrategic Alliance for INnovation
SUSTAIN-SLO is essentially a "container" of relationships which hold several projects, connected by their shared purpose to enable holistically thriving communities. This initiative is being coordinated by a core group of citizens in San Luis Obispo, California.

These projects are collaborations between community organizations, businesses, public service agencies,  universities staff, students, faculty and citizens. Anyone can participate in any of the projects.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more. 

  • 100-freshmen immersion project
  • China-US Project
  • Education Research
  • Capacity-building for Change workshops
  • Equity in Higher Education Project
  • Community Projects
  • Developing Emergent-view Learning Materials 
SUSTAIN-SLO is the San Luis Obispo, California, part of a twenty-year international partnership between professors at Tongji University (Shanghai, China), California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, California) and Stanford University (Stanford, California).

This partnership developed as a commitment to address the nexus of crises we see in the world: the increasing global threats to living systems, national calls for education reform and dwindling economic resources.