BERC Carbon Presents: BERCshop - Carbon Drawdown
Monday, October 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come see special guests David Addison (Manager of the Virgin Earth Challenge) and Amanda Ravenhill (Executive Director of Project Drawdown) deliver TED-style talks on drawing down carbon emissions, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. David and Amanda will speak about the systemic and sometimes unexpected carbon emission reduction and removal solutions that are being implemented and developed today. Their conversation will highlight the "all of the above" nature of the solutions that can lead us to "drawdown" -- the point at which greenhouse gases in our atmosphere begin to decline.
Amanda Joy Ravenhill is the Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a new initiative with Paul Hawken that is looking comprehensively at climate solutions and describing the path to 'drawdown' - the point at which carbon in the atmosphere begins to decline. She is a Professor of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School, where she teaches sustainability, systems thinking and environmental and social justice to MBA and MPA candidates, Co-Founder of The Hero Hatchery, a nationally recognized fellowship for climate activists, established expert and speaker in the field of Biochar, formerly head of business partnerships at 350.org and an Americorp Fellow. She is inspired by the life of Buckminster Fuller and his goal to "make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage to anyone."
David Addison manages the Earth Challenge at Virgin; and works with colleagues on some of Virgin’s people and planet activities. He also looks at some ventures with a social or environmental focus as part of the investment team, in addition to the occasional special project.
When & Where
Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC)
The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges. For more information, please see our website: http://berc.berkeley.edu