Every month, Sofia Peltz, BUSD’s Sustainability Coordinator, and Climate Corps fellow, will have engaging conversations with Bay Area sustainability professionals who are making our communities more resilient. Professionals such as business leaders, energy conservation experts, food entrepreneurs, and systems thinkers will meet with Sofia to present their visions, research, and experiences.
We invite you to come and be inspired by these forward-thinking speakers who are addressing complex problems across a variety of sustainability-related fields. Those who choose to attend the live sessions will have an opportunity to present questions during the Q/A sessions!
An Introduction to Sustainability with Gil Friend
Gil is the Founder, President, and CEO of Natural Logic, Inc, which helps leading companies in a wide range of industries design, implement, and measure profitable sustainability strategies. Gil has also served as the first Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Palo Alto, California where he led aggressive climate action plans. A question I’ve asked Gil to help us answer is, what does sustainability mean and how can it be applied to our lives and careers? To learn more watch this episode!
Food Insecurity and Policy Approaches in the Bay Area with Katie Ettman
Katie is SPUR’s Food and Agriculture Senior Policy Associate, a nonprofit public policy organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her role at SPUR, Katie works to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system in the Bay Area through policy change. Follow along to learn more about what SPUR is doing to create effective change in the San Francisco, Bay Area.
Driving Sustainability at a Retail Grocery Chain with Shea Robinson
Join Sofia in conversation with Shea Robinson, Sustainability Coordinator for Nugget Markets, to learn more about her journey into the field and the unique sustainability efforts Nugget Market has taken to fight climate change.
The New Age of Energy Management with Ilana Ash
How can institutions better manage their energy consumption to conserve valuable resources and ultimately fight climate change? Join Sofia in conversation with Ilana Ash, an Account Executive at Sycerco, and learn more about the importance of managing energy and how the field of energy maintenance and systems has evolved.