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.
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 »
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 »
James Redford, Director, Happening; Board Member, The Redford Center Jill Tidman, Producer, Happening; Executive Director, The Redford Center Emily Kirsch, Co-founder and CEO, Powerhouse Adam Browning, Executive Director, Vote Solar
The new documentary Happening takes us to towns, cities and people across the United States where new technologies are transforming our homes, schools, towns and cities into healthy and safe environments now and for the future. Read more »
Tom Steyer, California Business Leader, Philanthropist; Clean Energy Advocate
In conversation with Ellen Tauscher, Former Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors
Sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and Anonymous Donor Read more »
California creates more wealth per puff of carbon pollution than anywhere else on the planet, and its largest electric utility, PG&E, has become one of the cleanest power providers in the country. Now the state has laid out ambitious new goals for generating an even greener and smarter economy. That means higher standards for renewable energy, mandates for new ways of storing electricity, a concerted push toward electric vehicles and new approaches to pricing the power that runs our connected lives. Read more »
Lou Allstadt, Former Executive Vice President, Mobil Oil Co. Andy Behar, Executive Director, As You Sow Rene G. Ortiz, Former Ecuador Oil Minister; Former OPEC Secretary General Leila Salazar-Lopez, Executive Director, Amazon Watch Read more »