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Sunday, October 23 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Scaling Up: Building a Green and Just Economy
To avoid the most nightmarish climate scenarios and usher in a new eco-conscious and humane civilization, we need to massively and rapidly scale up "green" technologies, infrastructure, businesses, investments and policies in many key economic spheres: energy, transportation, building and food production. How do we accomplish that, and how do we do it while avoiding large-scale social strife and guaranteeing living wages and good lives for all our citizens? With: Vien Truong, Director, Green For All; Danny Kennedy, California Clean Energy Fund, co-founder, Sungevity; Gil Friend, founder, Natural Logic, Chief Sustainability Officer of Palo Alto CA.

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Gil Friend

Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Palo Alto, CA, has had 45 years’ experience helping companies and communities design, implement and measure profitable sustainability strategies. Founder/Chairman of Natural Logic, Inc. and author of The Truth About Green Business and hundreds of articles, Gil is widely considered one of the founders of the sustainable business movement.
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Danny Kennedy

California Clean Energy Fund
Danny Kennedy runs the California Clean Energy Fund, a nonprofit connecting entrepreneurs to resources to build an abundant clean energy economy that benefits all. Kennedy co-founded Sungevity, the US' largest privately owned solar company, and Powerhouse, solar's premier incubator and accelerator. The author of Rooftop Revolution, prior to 2007 he worked at Greenpeace and Project Underground on resource extraction and human rights issues.
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Vien Truong

Green For All
Vien Truong, Director of Green For All, a longstanding, highly effective environmental and social justice activist, helped lead a coalition to pass California's landmark SB 535 (de Leon) law, which reinvests hundreds of millions dollars in disadvantaged communities and offers a national model for making polluters pay. Vien has received many prestigious state, regional and local awards for her work advocating on behalf of those most vulnerable... Read More →

Sunday October 23, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Showcase Theater