Climate One

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Sun Spots

Mon, Jan 30 2012 - 6:00pm

Sun Spots

David Hayes, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior
John Laird, Secretary, California Resources Agency
David Festa, West Coast Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
Michael Hatfield, Director of Development, First Solar
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William Clay Ford, Jr.

Thu, Oct 27 2011 - 6:30pm

William Clay Ford, Jr.

Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Co.

With the number of cars in the world projected to double to 2 billion, the future of personal mobility is a compelling concern. Some see a huge business opportunity and others see social and environmental disasters. Join us for a conversation with an American icon about the move toward electric cars, government regulations, new technologies and environmental stewardship. Read more »

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Sun Up

Thu, Nov 17 2011 - 6:00pm

Sun Up

Dan Shugar, CEO, Solaria
Tom Dinwoodie, CTO, SunPower

California continues to be bullish on solar power, but the sun still supplies a tiny fraction of the state’s electricity. What’s the best way to scale solar – on the roofs of homes, through utility scale plants, or on commercial buildings and marginalized land? China is having a huge impact on solar technology and markets. What does that mean for U.S. companies and consumers? Join us for a conversation with two solar pioneers. Read more »

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Ecosystem Services

Mon, Sep 12 2011 - 6:00pm

Ecosystem Services

Jib Ellison, CEO, Blu Skye
Peter Seligmann, Co-founder and CEO, Conservation International

The many services that nature provides to humans are undervalued in commercial markets because it is difficult to put a price tag on them. Now, with increasing awareness about sustainability and resource limitations, companies are paying more attention to such ecosystem services. Read more »

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Thu, Jun 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Blowing the peaks off mountains to remove coal is one of America’s hottest environmental flashpoints. Now Kennedy is shining a light on mountain-top removal in Appalachia nearly four decades after his father campaigned against strip mining there. Kennedy and filmmaker Bill Haney traveled for several years to West Virginia and compiled nearly 500 hours of footage in the heart of coal country. Read more »

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Salmon Odyssey

Fri, Jun 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Salmon Odyssey

Phil Isenberg, Chair, Delta Vision Task Force
James Norton, Filmmaker,  Salmon: Running the Gauntlet 
Jonathan Rosenfield, Ph.D., Conservation Biologist, The Bay Institute

The fight to restore salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest involves billions of dollars in public funds and politicking all the way up to the White House. This twisted story is captured in a new documentary airing on PBS this spring. Read more »

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Sustainable Urbanism?

Wed, May 25 2011 - 10:00am

Sustainable Urbanism

Peter Calthorpe, Founder, Calthorpe Associates; Author, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

How should the climate imperative change community design? What is sustainable urbanism? Will federal and state governments make long-term investments in public mobility when they are in such dire fiscal straits? What are China and other countries doing to build smarter cities from the beginning? Join us for a conversation with one of the fathers of new urbanism.

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Wal-Mart: Force of Nature or Greenwashing?

Mon, May 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Wal-Mart: Force of Nature or Greenwashing?

Edward Humes, Author, Force of Nature Read more »

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American Wasteland

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 6:00pm

American Wasteland

Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland
Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Americans generate enough food waste to fill the Rose Bowl each day. How sustainable can that be? What is the economic and environmental cost of such a system? How will climate change affect our year-round cornucopia of food? Read more »

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