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.
Sarah Chasis, Director of Ocean Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium Michael Thuss, Director and Member, Texas Water Conservancy Association Read more »
When Californians choose a successor to Governor Schwarzenegger this November, will the state stay the course on clean energy or take a new approach? Have recent energy laws brought investment capital into the state or have they increased costs for companies and consumers? Has California’s central climate change law, AB 32, spurred new jobs and innovation or stifled business? Read more »
Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality, the White House How well is the U.S. government managing the BP oil debacle? Will stricter review of offshore oil drilling hurt the economy? Where did all the oil go? Oil sloshing around the Gulf of Mexico is just one disaster unfolding in the world's oceans. Trash heaps, acidification, and declining fish stocks all point to an ecosystem out of balance. Read more »
William McDonough, Architect and Author, Cradle to Cradle
American architect McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart started the Cradle to Cradle revolution in manufacturing and design. Now they want to drive that integrated thinking deeper into the heart of capitalism. How? By creating a startup in Silicon Valley. Read more »
Power Shift: The U.S. Navy and Global Energy Reform
Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy
Do biofuels really have enough oomph to power jet fighters and battleships? The Department of the Navy is already testing blends of renewable and traditional fuels and sees that as the way of the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus outlined an ambitious plan last fall mandating that half of the department's energy consumption, ashore and afloat, come from alternative sources by 2020. Read more »