Rajendra K. Pachauri, the IPCC’s leading scientist, speaks this week in San Francisco, about how California can address Climate Change.
The Role of the Designer in a Sustainable World
Monday nights 6:30=9:30 pm. June 23 – August 25
Jessica Kraft, writer and designer, teaches The Role of the Designer in a Sustainable World Monday nights 6:30 – 9:30 PM June 23 – August 25. The purpose of the class is to analyze how sustainability is influencing contemporary design, examine the political and economic obstacles to sustainable design, and articulate a vision for social responsibility and leadership in the design profession. Classes taught in San Francisco at UC Berkeley Extension: 95 Third St.
EcoTuesday Networking Forum: Featuring Bonnie Nixon Gardiner, Global Program Manager for Hewlett Packard.
Tuesday, 7 – 9pm. 111 Minna Gallery. Off 2nd st., between Howard and Mission st.
EcoTuesday is a forum to network, collaborate, and engage with environmentally and socially responsible business leaders. Each month we create an interactive dialogue and feature a visionary speaker from the sustainable business world.
This month’s speaker, Ms Nixon Gardiner, is responsible for strategy and management of HP’s worldwide Supply Chain Social and Environmental Responsibility Program, plays a leadership role with major competitors and suppliers on a common industry code of conduct and implementation tools including risk assessment, self assessment, auditing and reporting tools, and oversees a worldwide audit program.
Green Building Advisor Info Session: Find out how to earn the Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate
Thursday, June 25, 6-7:30 pm. Pacific Energy Center
Take this opportunity to enhance your career with advanced training in green building and sustainable development. You are invited to learn about the Sustainable Building Advisor Course from the Bay Area Course coordinator, instructors and graduates. The Sustainable Building Advisor Program is a Mastery Level Education Provider Program with the U.S. Green Building Council.
– Learn to improve a buildings economic and environmental performance.
– Gain an understanding of current green building standards.
– Reduce long term cost and liability for owners, operators and tenants.
– Improve the environmental, social and economic viability of the region.
California Cool: Leading a Transformation to a Global Low-Carbon Economy
Friday, June 27.
This is a Commonwealth Club event at the Fairmont Hotel. Info Here.
RAJENDRA K. PACHAURI
Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC – Nobel Prize Winning Organization)
Director General, Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi
MARY NICHOLS, Chair, California Air Resources Board
California is leading the fight against dangerous climate change. But experts say more needs to be done. Much more. What is the state of scientific knowledge about the causes and impacts of global warming? How can the U.S. and fast-growing economies such as China and India reduce carbon emissions to safe levels? Can California consumers, corporations and policymakers facilitate systemic change and spur others to act? What are the costs and what are the opportunities? What role does innovation play? Come and find out.
Have a great week!