U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Seating limited; please arrive early to ensure seats. Standing room available in library.
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of Interior
Conserving America’s natural heritage involves balancing competing interests and values. The Department of the Interior, which is responsible for extracting resources from public lands as well as protecting landscapes, is at the center of delicate balancing act.
Increasingly, corporations and public officials are starting to measure the economic impact of well-functioning ecosystems. For example, streams clean water and wetlands can buffer communities from storm surges. At the same time, the United States is experiencing an energy boom and domestic production of fossil fuels is rising as part of President Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy. Also, in the president's Climate Action plan, he laid out a goal of achieving 20 gigawatts of renewable power permitted on public lands by 2020.
Join us as Secretary Jewell, who has worked as a petroleum engineer and served as CEO of outdoor retailer REI, lays out her conservation vision for engaging youth and balancing the needs of current and future generations.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in; 6:30 p.m. program; 7:30 p.m. networking reception
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