Environment

Upcoming event

Almonds and Lawns

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Tue, Jun 30 2015 - 6:30pm

Ellen Hanak, Director, Water Policy, Public Policy Institute of California
Felicia Marcus, Chair, California State Water Resources Board

With the severity of California’s drought starting to sink in, urban and agricultural users are sparring over who should do more to step up. Lawns are getting killed. Should almond trees be next? Alfalfa or cotton? Is Governor Brown’s plan a good one? Is he playing favorites?

A discussion about a dry year and what could be a long, dry run in our semi-arid state.

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Christiana Figueres: The Road to Paris

Tue, Jun 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Read more »

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I Never Knew There Were so Many Stars: San Francisco Ninth Graders at Camp Mather in the Sierras

Thu, Jun 4 2015 - 6:00pm

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
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Dr. Sylvia Earle: One Big Ocean

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Wed, May 27 2015 - 6:30pm

Sylvia Earle, Ocean Explorer; National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder, Mission Blue and SEAlliance
Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One – Moderator Read more »

Past event

EPA Chief Gina McCarthy

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Wed, May 13 2015 - 6:30pm

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 »

Past event

The State of California's Water: Now and In the Future

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Wed, May 13 2015 - 6:00pm

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.

Past event

Climate Cognition

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Tue, May 12 2015 - 6:30pm

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 Warming Read more »

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Hacking the Climate

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Fri, May 8 2015 - 12:00pm

Ken Caldeira, Atmospheric Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford
Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center Read more »

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Lights, Camera, Take Action; Storytelling for Change: The San Francisco Green Film Festival

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Wed, May 6 2015 - 6:00pm

Mark Decena, Founder, Kontent Films; Writer and Director, Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West
Leah Mahan, Producer and Director, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek Read more »

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Reimagining America's Infrastructure

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Tue, Apr 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Economic Resilience, HUD
Ginger Strand, Environmental Journalist; Historian; Author, Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power and Lies
Benjamin Grant, Urban Design Policy Director, SPUR
H. Emerson Blake, Editor-in-Chief, Orion Magazine; Executive Director, The Orion Society Read more »

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