Environment

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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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MLF ENR: Planning Meeting

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Environment & Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Please join us for our next opportunity to get together to brainstorm about future programs featuring the themes of the environment and natural resources. All interested Club members are welcome.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

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Pebble Mine - Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Thu, Oct 6 2011 - 6:00pm

Pebble Mine: Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Rescheduled to November 10. Read more »

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David Lewis: San Francisco Bay - A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Our World Class Treasure

Tue, Oct 4 2011 - 6:00pm

San Francisco Bay: A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Our World-Class Treasure

David Lewis, Executive Director, Save the Bay

Lewis says that San Francisco Bay would not be the beautiful natural resource it is today without Save the Bay’s 50 years of efforts to halt massive bayfill and dumping, restoring wetlands and reducing harmful pollution. Learn about current Bay threats and how to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Read more »

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Big Green

Wed, Sep 28 2011 - 12:00pm

Big Green

Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Felicia Marcus, Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Karen Topakian, Board Chair, Greenpeace USA

With the Environmental Protection Agency under attack on Capitol Hill and national climate legislation rotting in the compost pile, it is a challenging time for environmentalists. Some organizations have shifted their sights away from Washington, D.C., to states and cities, where they see better prospects, albeit on a smaller scale. Read more »

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