Environment

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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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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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