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 »
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 »
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 CreekRead more »
Richard Martin, Author, Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet Additional Panelists TBA
Coal is taking a beating in the United States but it is gaining market share in Asia. Coal-fired electricity is lifting people out of poverty. It is also frying the sky. Will banning coal exports impact domestic prices and international carbon pollution?
Join us for a journey from the mines of Wyoming to China’s coal region.
Net Zero Homes
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sven Thesen, Owner, Net Zero home Ann Edminster, Green Home Consultant; Author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet Daniel Simons, Principal, David Baker ArchitectsRead more »
Anna Cummins, Executive Director and Co-founder, 5 Gyres Institute; Elected Fellow, Sings World Quest, 2011; Noted Researcher in World Wide Plastic Contamination Betsy Rosenberg, Creator and Producer, The Green Front/Progressive Radio Network; Green Blogger, HuffPro; Commentator, Fox News Paul Tasner, Co-founder and CEO, PulpWorks Beth Terry, Author, Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and You Can TooRead more »