Environment

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New Visions: Smart Choices - Western Water Security in a Changing Climate

Tue, Mar 26 2013 - 6:00pm

New Visions: Smart Choices – Western Water Security in a Changing Climate

Scott Miller, CEO, Resource Media
Kimery Wiltshire, CEO, Carpe Diem West

Western water managers, community leaders and decision makers are hungry for solutions as well as inspiration. As the climate warms and weather extremes become undeniable, policymakers at all levels are looking for no-regrets strategies and tactics to build resilience and durability into our current and future water-delivery systems. Read more »

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Natural Wonders of the City: Appreciating and Preserving San Francisco's Wildlands and Wildlife

Fri, Mar 8 2013 - 12:00pm

Natural Wonders of the City: Appreciating and Preserving San Francisco's Wildlands and Wildlife

Margo Bors, Board Member, California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter; Nature Photographer and Artist
Peter Brastow, Founding Director, Nature in the City
Ruth Gravanis, Member, San Francisco Commission on the Environment; Long-time Natural Areas Advocate

Join us to explore the value and beauty of San Francisco's remaining indigenous habitats – grasslands, woodlands, coastal scrub, dunes, wetlands – Read more »

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New Visions in Architecture: SFPUC New LEED Platinum Headquarters Building

Mon, Mar 4 2013 - 6:00pm

New Visions in Architecture: SFPUC New LEED Platinum Headquarters Building

Ed Harrington, Recently Retired General Manager, SFPUC Read more »

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Clean Clothes with the CEOs of Levi Strauss & Co. and Patagonia

Fri, Jan 25 2013 - 12:00pm

Clean Clothes with the CEOS of Levis Strauss & Co. and Patagonia

Casey Sheahan, CEO, Patagonia
Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss and Co.

This program is sold out. Read more »

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Carbon Math

Fri, Nov 9 2012 - 12:00pm

Carbon Math

Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org, Author, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
John Hofmeister, CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy; Former President, Shell Oil Company

Energy companies have five times as much oil and coal and gas on their books than climate scientists think is safe to burn. Read more »

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Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Fri, Oct 19 2012 - 12:00pm

Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Building Smart Communities

Kazuyuki Tohji, Professor and Chair of the Environment Science Department, Tohoku University
Masato Suzuki, Director and Consul, Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan (introduction)

Energy systems in Japan were seriously damaged due to the accidents at nuclear power plants in the wake of the catastrophic Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Read more »

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Standing into the Storm

Tue, Oct 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Standing into the Storm

Ken and Kathy Lindner, Founders, Lindner Bison and Heritage Ranch; Authors, Standing into the Storm

Corporatization of agriculture and livestock has been a prominent issue in the national consciousness for the past few decades, and it has been defining for Ken and Kathy Lindner. The Lindners, first-generation sustainable bison ranchers, will discuss the flaws of industrial farming as well as their experience in moving away from it. Read more »

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Peter Gleick: The Future of Our Water - Can We Learn From The Past?

Thu, Sep 13 2012 - 6:00pm

The Future of Our Water:  Can We Learn from the Past?

Peter Gleick, Water Expert; Co-founder, Pacific Institute; MacArthur Fellow Read more »

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Tony Haymet: Understanding the Deep Sea - Oceanography Meets Business

Wed, Sep 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Understanding the Deep Sea: Oceanography Meets Business

Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, and Dean, Graduate School of Marine Sciences, UCSD

Our community is increasingly asking demanding questions on the prediction of the natural world. What useful chemicals will be discovered from the ocean and ocean mud? Will the steady trend in movement of California precipitation from snow to rain continue, or accelerate? Read more »

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The Illusion of Building Green: How our Fight for Responsible Building Design is Falling Short

Tue, Aug 28 2012 - 6:00pm

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

Rick Chitwood, BSME, HVAC: Insulation Contractor, Field Researcher; Code Writer; Author
Frank Bergamaschi, California Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional

The way we approach the marketing of environmental design and technology rarely includes practical, cost saving methods. Often the marketing message is: more money = best energy practices. Read more »

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