Sam Hodder, President and CEO, Save the Redwoods League
Come hear Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League, explain how the iconic California redwoods catalyzed the nation's conservation movement, a century ago, and are now redefining our 21st century relationship with nature. He will discuss how a century of redwood conservation and research has demonstrated how these ancient trees could help us respond to modern day challenges. He says it's not just about how we can save the redwoods, but how the redwoods are saving us.
Anna M. Michalak, Carnegie Institution for Science Abrahm Lustgarten, Reporter, Pro Publica
The drought in the American west is making people painfully aware of the food-water-energy nexus. Will this crisis finally drive fundamental change in the understanding and use of water? Stories from the Central Valley and insights from academia. Read more »
Ellen Hanak, Director, Water Policy, Public Policy Institute of California Felicia Marcus, Chair, California State Water Resources Board Paul Wenger, President, California Farm Bureau Federation Marguerite Young, Director, Ward 3, East Bay Municipal Utility District BoardRead more »
Erik Rice, Supervisor, College and Career Readiness, San Francisco Unified School District Vanessa Varko-Fontana, Community Health Outreach Worker, John O'Connell High School Ninth Grade Students from John O'Connell High School Laura Page, Arts and Education Program Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - Moderator
In association with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
As Mitt Romney’s “Green Quarterback,” Gina McCarthy played a key role in helping the Massachusetts Governor craft a plan to protect the climate and grow the economy. Now she’s the point person for President Obama’s effort to do the same thing on a national scale. Read more »
Felicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
California is in the midst of a historic drought, with agriculture, communities, and fish and wildlife struggling with water shortages. At the same time, the state is looking at a future where these conflicts will be exacerbated by climate change, increased population, and other factors. Learn what California is doing at this point in the drought and the plans to prepare for an even more challenging future.
George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley Kari Norgaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon Per Espen Stoknes, Economist; Psychologist; Author, What We Think About When We Try not to Think About Global WarmingRead more »