September 2010

Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution

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Auden Schendler, Executive Director of Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company; Author, Getting Green Done

What does the mechanic say when you ask him to put french fry oil in his $250,000 tractor? How do you actually make sustainability happen? Schendler will give us a peek under the hood of the green movement – what it means, in the trenches, to implement actual solutions to climate change.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 7, 2009.

Woody Tasch: Slow Money - Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered

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Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered

Woody Tasch, Chair and President, Slow Money; Author

Tasch is the chairman and president of Slow Money, a new nonprofit intermediary dedicated to catalyzing the flow of capital to enterprises that support the values that underline slow money, Tasch explains how we can “slow down” the flow of money to support soil fertility and local communities.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on August 27, 2009.

Carbon Exchange 101: Controlling Emissions and Boosting the Economy

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Eileen Tutt, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Cal EPA
Lawrence Goulder, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University
Josh Margolis, CEO, Cantor CO2e
Greg Dalton, Vice President, The Commonwealth Club – Moderator Read more »

Gill Friend: The Truth About Green Business and the Potential for Jobs and Prosperity

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The Truth About Green Business: The Potential for Jobs and Prosperity


Gil Friend, Founder/CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.; Author, The Truth About Green Business


Running a profitable business that takes care of the environment, provides meaningful jobs, and helps the community is an oxymoron, right? Not so fast. Friend suggests that green business practices are good for business and the world.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on August 18, 2009

World Bank: Driving Incomes Up, Carbon Down

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World Bank: Driving Incomes Up, Carbon Down

Katherine Sierra, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank Group
Awais Khan, Lead, Clean Tech Venture Capital Practice, KPMG
Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One at The Commonwealth Club Read more »

Climate One in Copenhagen

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Climate One in Copenhagen

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, California Huang Ming, Founder and CEO, Himin Solar (one of China's largest renewable energy companies)

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Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chair, Deutsche Bank Read more »

Curtailing Suburban Sprawl in California

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Curtailing Suburban Sprawl in California


Ted Droettboom, Joint Policy Director, Association of Bay Area Governments
Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana, Inc.
Paul Campos, Vice President and General Counsel, Northern California Home Builders Association Read more »

James Letz: The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

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The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

James Lentz, President/COO, Toyota, USA, Inc.

Toyota is known for creativity and a commitment to sustainable development, but is it enough in today's ultra-competitive globalized car industry? Come hear the unique perspective of industry veteran Lentz, who launched the innovative Scion brand in 2001, on what automakers are doing to ensure vehicles are a benefit, not a burden, to society and what future designs may be on the horizon. Read more »

India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?

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India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker? Read more »

Lester Brown: Saving Civilization Is Not a Spectator Sport

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Saving Civilization Is Not a Spectator Sport

 

Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

 

Brown sees concern in the merging of world food and energy economies. Putting corn ethanol in gas tanks and grain-intensive food (beef) into more human bellies will drive up commodity prices and exacerbate fresh water scarcity. Though he believes the Earth is under stress, Brown is hopeful, in part because for the first time since the Industrial Revolution we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever.

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