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Acterra Presents Our 2015 Public Lecture Series

Join Acterra for a series of exciting presentations by environmental leaders addressing some of the most urgent issues facing our region and our planet.

All talks take place from 7:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Locations vary. Registration is $10 per person. If a lecture is not sold out, walk-in guests will be accommodated as space allows starting five minutes before the lecture.

Register online or call (650) 962-9876 x346.

Photo of Danny Kennedy

The Great Solar Disruption: How Electricity and Power Will be Different in the 21st Century
Wednesday, February 4
580 North Mary Ave, Sunnyvale [MAP ]

Danny Kennedy started Sungevity in 2007 and now leads international business development. He authored the book Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy — and Our Planet — from Dirty Energy in 2012. He also cofounded The SfunCube — the only incubator and accelerator supporting solar entrepreneurs to succeed. Danny has had global recognition as a sustainability activist, businessperson, and opinion leader. He was named "Innovator of the Year" by the PBS program Planet Forward in 2011, and in 2013 Rolling Stone described him as a "Solar Maverick." Before Sungevity, Danny was Campaigns Manager for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. He also sits on the Board of Directors for several solar startups including Mosaic, Powerhive, and Sunergise. He serves with several non-profits including the Board of the Solar Foundation, VoteSolar, the Clean Tech Council of Sierra Club, and World Resources Institute's New Innovators Council.

Photo of Felicia Marcus

California Water 2015: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?
Thursday, March 5
350 Ellis Street, Mountain View
Building E, Room #102, "Espresso," adjacent to Symantec Cafe [MAP ]

Felicia Marcus will give a sense of California water's setting (basic hydrology, infrastructure, etc), discuss the drought's impacts and the state's actions to address them, and will talk about how California water management is changing (and needs to change) to cope with the impacts of climate change, population growth, and future food security.

Felicia was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the State Water Resources Control Board for the State of California in 2012, and designated by the Governor as Chair in April of 2013. Felicia previously served as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA Region IX during the Clinton Administration. Prior to that, Felicia headed Los Angeles' Department of Public Works at a time when the City went from garnering lawsuits to garnering national awards for environmental excellence. In the non-profit world, she was the Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Executive VP/COO of the Trust for Public Land (TPL), and was a private and non-profit sector attorney in Los Angeles. She is also currently an Obama Administration appointee to the Commission on Environmental Cooperation-Joint Public Advisory Council (US, Mexico, Canada) and was a Schwarzenegger Administration appointee to the Delta Stewardship Council prior to being appointed to the Water Board.

Watch this space for announcements of additional speakers presenting in spring 2015.


Series Underwriters

Mary and Clinton Gilliland

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