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10 Americans: the "Inconvenient Truth" for Environmental Health

Mon, Nov 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Ten Americans: The “Inconvenient Truth” for Environmental Health

Kenneth Cook, President and Founder, Environmental Working Group

We know there are harmful substances in everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe, but do we know how many industrial chemicals and carcinogens have already invaded our bodies? The Environmental Working Group will reveal the updated results of its body-burden study, which finds 287 toxins linked to cancer and other serious health problems in the blood of 10 Americans. Read more »

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A World Without Ice: Man's Impact on Climate Change

Tue, Oct 27 2009 - 12:00pm

A World Without Ice: Man’s Impact on Climate Change

Henry N. Pollack, Ph.D., Professor of Geophysics, University of Michigan

It has taken just three centuries for human growth and rising industrial economies to bring the delicate relationship between ice and humans to a dangerous precipice. Ice carved Earth’s landscape to its present state – the sharp Alpine peaks of Europe, the vast Great Lakes of North America, the majestic valleys of Yosemite National Park and the deeply incised fjords of Norway. Read more »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: California - Carbon = A Cleaner World?

Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 12:00pm

California - Carbon = A Cleaner World?

The Commonwealth Club Presents an Afternoon with the Governor 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon convene a global summit of governors from developing countries to advance the transition to a clean-energy economy. Before that happens, he'll be here for a discussion of California's role managing greenhouse gases, promoting green jobs and developing clean technology. Join us at the intersection of policy, politics and carbon for a conversation with the governor. Read more »

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Gil Friend: The Truth About Green Business - The Potential for Jobs and Prosperity

Tue, Aug 18 2009 - 6:00pm

The Truth About Green Business: The Potential for Jobs and Prosperity

Gil Friend, Founder/CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.; Author, The Truth About Green Business

Running a profitable business that takes care of the environment, provides meaningful jobs, and helps the community is an oxymoron, right? Not so fast. Friend states that green business practices are good for business and the world. Read more »

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David Helvarg: The U.S. Coast Guard Today

Mon, Jul 27 2009 - 6:00pm

The U.S. Coast Guard Today: Risks and Challenges

David Helvarg, Author, Rescue Warriors: The US Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes

The U.S. Coast Guard will soon celebrate its 220th year of stewardship of our nation’s seas. Today’s 50,000 “Coasties” save dozens of lives on any given day in daring sea rescues and oil spill cleanups, immigration detail and protecting our shores from terrorist attacks. Helvarg spent two years riding on Coast Guard boats and aircraft from Hawaii to the North Arabian Gulf. Read more »

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Seeds of Time Movie Screening and Discussion

Seeds of Time Movie Screening and Discussion
Mon, Jun 2 2014 - 6:00pm

Sandy McLeod, Director, Seeds of Time

Cary Fowler, Agriculturalist; Former Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust 

Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One – Moderator Read more »

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Stormy Science, Rocky Investments

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Tue, Jun 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Stormy Science
6:00-6:30 p.m.

Stephen Bennett, Senior Vice President, Verisk Climate
Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
Rebecca Shaw, Associate Vice President and Lead Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund Read more »

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Stephen Palumbi and Anthony Palumbi: The Extreme Life of the Sea

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Wed, Apr 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Stephen R. Palumbi, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University; Co-author, The Extreme Life of the Sea
Anthony Palumbi, Writer; Co-author, The Extreme Life of the Sea Read more »

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Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West

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Tue, Oct 1 2013 - 6:00pm

James Redford, Board Member, Redford Center; Producer, Watershed
Jill Tidman, Executive Director, Redford Center; Producer, Watershed
Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, National Resources Defense Council
Maria Baier, Chief Executive Officer, Sonoran Institute - Moderator Read more »

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