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Yvon Chouinard: Founding Patagonia and Living Simply

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Thu, Oct 27 2016 - 7:00pm

Yvon Chouinard, Founder, Patagonia, Inc.; Author, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Chouinard is a legendary climber, surfer and environmentalist. He is also the reluctant entrepreneur who founded Patagonia, Inc., one of the most respected eco- and socially conscious companies in the world. Read more »

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McKibben and Tamminen: Disruptive Climate and Politics

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Fri, Oct 21 2016 - 12:00pm

Bill McKibben, Co-founder, 350.org
Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Read more »

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Bread, Wine and Chocolate in a Warming World

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Tue, Oct 18 2016 - 6:30pm

Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences
Simran Sethi, Author, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love Read more »

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Paradise Burning

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Tue, Oct 11 2016 - 6:30pm

J. Keith Gilless, Dean of the College of Natural Resources; Chair, California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

California wildfires used to be a seasonal challenge in rather remote parts of the state. Now they are burning nearly year-round and spreading from the urban-rural interface to more of the state’s urban and coastal population. What is driving California’s "hellfires"? How are they hitting the state treasury, environment and public health?

A conversation about the California dream lived in a hot and smoky world.

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California Power Politics

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Wed, Oct 5 2016 - 6:30pm

Kevin de Leon, President, California State Senate (D-Los Angeles)

Climate disruption and the California drought have been mocked or marginalized in the national political debate. Are Republicans and Democrats in California similarly divided? Where can they agree on water, energy, agriculture and other issues related to the changing climate? Climate impacts such as massive forest fires, rising tides, and severe storms are hitting the state today. Governor Jerry Brown is trying to extend the state’s main climate law, AB 32. Is that going to happen? Read more »

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Future Cities

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Wed, Sep 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Jonathan Rose, Co-Founder, The Garrison Institute; Author, The Well Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life
Peter Calthorpe, Architect; Urban Designer; Planner Read more »

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Taking the Temperature of California’s Climate Law

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Tue, Sep 20 2016 - 6:30pm

Fran Pavley, California State Senator, Co-Author, AB 32
Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association
Dan Sperling, Member, California Air Resources Board Read more »

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Can California Get to 100-percent Clean Power?

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Tue, Aug 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Mark Ferron, Member, California Independent System Operator
Mark Jacobson, Professor, Stanford
Steve Malnight, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Mark Jacobson leads a team that says California and other states can get to 100-percent renewable power by 2050. Celebrity activists Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio are backing him. Read more »

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Will Closing Diablo Canyon Increase Carbon Pollution?

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Tue, Aug 9 2016 - 6:30pm

David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle 
John Geesman, Attorney, Dickson Geesman LLP
Dian Grueneich , Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress

Will closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant raise or lower California’s carbon pollution? Is it a deal with the devil or bold leadership?

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Can the Internet of Things Be Green and Safe?

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Wed, Jul 20 2016 - 12:00pm

General Keith Alexander (Ret.), Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Head, U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency
Alfred R. Berkeley, Director, World Economic Forum USA; Co-Author, The New Paradigm for Cyber Security
David Mount, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Read more »

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