September 2010

Stewart Brand, Co-founder and President, Long Now Foundation

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City Planet

Stewart Brand, Co-founder and President, Long Now Foundation

Brand will discuss how increasing urbanization is accelerating economic development with remarkable speed. The consequences will be profound, he believes. Are we prepared? Brand has focused on such subjects as digital media, education and architecture. He’s perhaps best known for founding the Whole Earth Catalog.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on June 14, 2007

Panel: Solar Power Update-California's Moment In The Sun

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SOLAR POWER UPDATE: CALIFORNIA'S MOMENT IN THE SUN

DAVID EDWARDS, Managing Director, ThinkEquity Partners LLC
MICHAEL HALL, Chief Marketing Officer, Borrego Solar
MARTIN ROSCHEISEN, CEO, Nanosolar, Inc., J.P. ROSS, Director of Programs, Vote Solar
ARNO HARRIS, CEO, Recurrent Energy, Inc. – Moderator,
 

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on March 21, 2007

James Howard Kunstler, Author of "The Long Emergency" & "The Geography of Nowhere"

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Author, The Long Emergency,


James Howard Kunstler is an author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger. He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development, and the more recent The Long Emergency (2005), where he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in localized, agrarian communities. Read more »

Sherry Boshert, Author of "PLUG-IN CARS: HOW TO GET ONE AND WHY"

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Sherry Boshert, Author of "PLUG-IN CARS: HOW TO GET ONE AND WHY"

Race Against Time: The 2008 GGNRA Endangered Species Big Year

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Brent Plater, Golden Gate University Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

Gary Hirshberg, President and CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm

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STIRRING IT UP: How to Make Money and Save the World. Gary Hirshberg, President and CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm

Panel: Winners of the Clean Tech Open

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PROPELLING CLEAN TECH IDEAS INTO CLEAN TECH BILLIONS

Progress Report from the Winners of the Clean Tech Open Winners tell their stories and display their products and technologies

Panel: How Green is Your City? The SustainLane U.S. City Rankings

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How Green is Your City? The SustainLane U.S. City Rankings.

Appearing with me will be the ever-entertaining Director of the Department of the Environment for San Francisco, Jared Blumenfeld--abandon your notions of a staid city bureaucrat--and Ian Kim from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, which is leading up a "green collar" jobs program for the city. Read more »

Alan Weisman, Author of "The World Without Us"

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Alan Weisman, Author of "The World Without Us"

Alan Weisman's reports from around the world have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Orion, Wilson Quarterly, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Discover, Audubon, Condé Nast Traveler, and in many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing 2006. Read more »

Cars: Clean Them or Crush Them. International Council on Clean Transportation, Clean Air Initiative (Asia), and UC Berkeley

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Cars: Clean Them or Crush Them?


Kate Blumberg, Research Director,International Center for Clean Transportation
Cornie Huizenga, Vice-Chair, Clean Air Initiative, Asia Center
Michael O’Hare, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Lee Schipper, Project Scientist, Global Metropolitan Studies, UC Berkeley
Greg Dalton, Commonwealth Club Vice President, Moderator Read more »