Environment

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San Francisco International Airport: A Leader in Environment and Sustainability

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Tue, Apr 19 2016 - 6:00pm

John Martin, Airport Director, San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport is a leader in mitigating the environmental impact of airport operations and in adopting sustainability facilities and practices. From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to building LEED-certified terminals to providing habitats for endangered species, the San Francisco International Airport has long set the standards for sustainability for large and small public and private agencies and organizations. 

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A Conversation About Atul Gawande's Being Mortal

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Mon, Mar 28 2016 - 6:00pm

Patrick Arbore, M.A., Ed.D, Director, CESP
Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., Vice-President of Health Services, Institute on Aging Read more »

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San Francisco Green Film Festival: Wild Tales—Filmmaking and Conservation

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Mon, Mar 21 2016 - 6:00pm

Panelists TBA

Films can make us cry, make us laugh out loud and keep us thinking for days. From Blackfish to Racing Extinction, filmmakers are capturing the power people have to make significant change and to protect our environments and wildlife. Read more »

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Could It Happen Here?

Mon, Mar 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Dr. Brian Green, Assistant Director of Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; Assistant Director of Engineering, Santa Clara University
Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer of Water Utility, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator Read more »

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The San Francisco Foundation: Building Climate Equity and Community Resilience

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Wed, Feb 24 2016 - 6:00pm

Allison Brooks, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative
Taj James, Founder and Executive Director, Movement Strategy Center
Mateo Nube, Co-Director, Movement Generation
Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, Greenlining Institute
Francesca Vietor, Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement, San Francisco Foundation—Moderator Read more »

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Open Space and Climate Resiliency

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Tue, Feb 9 2016 - 6:00pm

Anthony Kahil, Candlestick Point Eco Stewards
Marie Harrison, Greenaction Community Organizer
David Beaupre, Port of SF Senior Waterfront Planner
Danita Rodriguez, California State Parks District Superintendent
Jacqueline Omotalade, Director, Blue Greenway, SF Parks Alliance—Moderator Read more »

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Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution Worldwide

Tue, Feb 2 2016 - 6:00pm

Daniel Kammen, Ph.D., Professor of Energy, Energy and Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy, and Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
Rebekah Shirley, Ph.D., Researcher, Sustainable Communities Rainforests of Borneo Trinidad, Tobago and Islands World Wide; Opportunities for Women of Color in Science Read more »

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Keeping the Water Flowing

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Sat, Jan 30 2016 - 2:00pm

Susan Leal, Former General Manger, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Author, Running out of Water

Water’s unique status as a renewable but finite resource misleads us into thinking we can always produce more of it.

Leal will discuss her decade of research on the world’s water and wastewater challenges. She will balance the sobering facts about the water crisis with ideas for innovative solutions aimed at increasing the quality and availability of water for both agricultural users and city dwellers.

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Dr. Chris Field: The Stephen Schneider Award

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Tue, Dec 15 2015 - 6:30pm

Ken Alex, Director, Governor Brown's Office of Planning and Research
Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
Jane Lubchenco, University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Oregon State University

The award is underwritten by Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado, and Michael Haas. Read more »

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Pope Francis: Climate Change and the Poor

Tue, Dec 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Kenneth Weare, Ph.D, Adjunct Professor of Social Ethics, University of San Francisco; Board Member, San Francisco Archdiocesan Board of Education; Former Director, School of Pastoral Leadership, Archdiocese of San Francisco; Board Member, Catholic Charities CYO Board of Directors; Pastor, St. Rita Catholic Church Read more »

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