Environment

Past event

Rescheduled - The Illusion of Building Green

Mon, Aug 27 2012 - 7:30pm

The Illusion of Building Green: How Our Fight for Environmentally Responsible Building Design Is Falling Short

Rescheduled to August 28. Read more »

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Harvey Rose: How Does an Independent Analyst Survive San Francisco's City Hall?

Thu, Jul 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Harvey Rose: How Does an Independent Analyst Survive San Francisco's City Hall?

Harvey M. Rose, Budget and Legislative Analyst, City and County of San Francisco; Founder, Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC and Former Auditor General State of California

Highly respected, frequently provocative, always challenging, Rose has survived the drama and intrigues of San Francisco City Hall politics and money for over 38 years as San Francisco's independent budget and legislative analyst. Read more »

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On Assignment with National Geographic

Wed, May 23 2012 - 6:00pm

On Assignment with National Geographic

Edwin Dobb
, Knight Center for Science and Environmental Journalism, U.C. Read more »

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Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay

Tue, Apr 17 2012 - 6:00pm
Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to San Francisco Bay on the Majestic Tuolumne River

Jessie Raeder, Director, Paddle to the Sea
Eric Wesselman, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust

Though many are not aware, the Tuolumne, a wild and scenic designated river, is the major source of water for San Francisco and much of the Bay Area.
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Zara McDonald: Mountain Lions and Humans - Can they Co-Exist?

Thu, Mar 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Mountain Lions and Humans: Can they Co-Exist?

Zara McDonald,
Founder and Director, Felidae Conservation Fund; Entrepreneur; Conservationist 

These keystone predators (also called pumas) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. However, human development is increasing the number of encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas, and it is multiplying tensions in our local communities. Read more »

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David Zetland: California's Water Future

Wed, Feb 1 2012 - 12:00pm

California’s Water Future

David Zetland, Author, The End of Abundance: Economic Solutions to Water Scarcity

How should California manage its water in the future and which incentives will motivate the biggest changes in conservation and agricultural efficiency? Which water policies and practices have backfired? Join water economist David Zetland for a fresh perspective on how we can manage our most precious resource in the 21st century and what we can learn from past mistakes. Read more »

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Pebble Mine: Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Thu, Nov 10 2011 - 6:00pm

Pebble Mine: Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Note new date! Rescheduled from October 6

Michael Kowalski, Chairman and CEO, Tiffany & Co.
Joel Reynolds, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, Nunamta Aulukestai
Wendy Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation – Moderator

The proposed Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world, located at the headwaters of the Bristol B Read more »

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Raphael Torres: Water & Energy - The State Water Project & California's Electrical System

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Water and Energy: The State Water Project and California’s Electrical System

Raphael Torres, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources

Learn about California’s interconnected water and energy systems and the unique aspects of the State Water Project’s response to statewide initiatives including renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gases. Read more »

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RIO+20 UN Earth Summit: Can We Put the World on a Path to a Sustainable Future?

Thu, Oct 20 2011 - 6:00pm

RIO+20 UN Earth Summit: Can We Put the World on a Path to a Sustainable Future?

Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region 9, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
S. Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy and Advocacy, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kerry Curtis, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University - Moderator Read more »

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Amory Lovins: Reinventing Fire - Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 12:00pm

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Amory Lovins, Author; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Renowned environmentalist Lovins maps business-led pathways for the U.S. to phase out fossil fuels and win the global clean energy race. He envisions a future in which a 2.6-times larger U.S. economy in 2050 could need no oil, coal or nuclear energy, use one-third less natural gas, and save trillions. Read more »

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