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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
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

Past event

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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Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D.: A New Energy Paradigm for the European Union and East-Central Europe?

Wed, Sep 14 2011 - 6:00pm

A New Energy Paradigm for the European Union and East-Central Europe?

Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D., Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Principal Engineer and Corporate Vice President, Exponent; Chairman, U.S.-Polish Trade Council

Moncarz presents a global economic perspective on the European Union’s dream of clean, efficient and renewable energy: Where is it within the climate challenge of coal, politicized natural gas supply and nuclear power? Will the huge amount of shale gas being developed by U.S. firms in Poland tilt the scale? Read more »

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Carbon & Courts

Wed, Sep 14 2011 - 10:00am

Carbon & Courts I: Atmospheric Trust

Phil Gregory, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
Pete McCloskey, Former Congressman
David Takacs, Associate Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

Backed by high-powered plaintiff’s attorneys, a group of youths is suing the federal government, claiming it has failed to protect the Earth’s atmosphere as a public trust to be preserved for future generations. Read more »

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Frances Moore Lappe: EcoMind

Tue, Sep 6 2011 - 6:00pm


Frances Moore Lappé, Author, Diet for a Small Planet Read more »

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Veena Srinivasan: Pipe Dreams - Water for Thirsty Cities in India

Thu, Aug 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Veena Srinivasan: Pipe Dreams – Water for Thirsty Cities in India

Ph.D., Research Associate, Pacific Institute Read more »

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Jai Ranganathan: An incredible success story from the farmlands of India

Tue, Aug 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Jai Ranganathan: An Incredible Success Story from the Farmlands of India

This program is postponed. Keep checking back for a new date.

Ph.D, Center Associate, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC, Santa Barbara; Producer, "Curiouser & Curiouser Science"  Podcast, Miller-McCune Magazine

Can environmental conservation and economic development go hand in hand? What will it take to improve the economic condition of the world’s poor? Read more »

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Thu, Jun 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

This program is sold out

Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Blowing the peaks off mountains to remove coal is one of America’s hottest environmental flashpoints. Now Kennedy is shining a light on mountain-top removal in Appalachia nearly four decades after his father campaigned against strip mining there. Kennedy and filmmaker Bill Haney traveled for several years to West Virginia and compiled nearly 500 hours of footage in the heart of coal country. Read more »

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