BC3 Full Membership Meeting
On May 20, 2010 BC3 held its Semi-Annual Full Member Meeting at the California Academy of Sciences. The venue, widely recognized as an innovative model for green building and sustainability, was wholly appropriate for the forward-thinking Bay Area businesses that also wish to set an example for local climate action. The meeting attracted nearly 50 BC3 member companies for three hours of presentations, discussions, networking, and even fun in the museum.
Several exciting, new BC3 initiatives and announcements were unveiled at this meeting:
New BC3 Advisory Committee Members
• Frank Mo,Gap Inc.
• Nancy Shaw, Blue Shield of California
• Stephanie Glazer, ARUP
• Laura Tam, SPUR
A warm thanks to BC3's two outgoing Advisory Committee members, who have served on BC3’s Advisory Committee since BC3’s founding in 2007:
• Lori Duvall, Sun Microsystems (former)
• Rebecca Gellar, 1BOG (One Block off the Grid)
myBC3 Climate Leadership Profile
The “myBC3 Climate Leader Profile” is a new online tracking tool that will help member companies to measure their progress on implementing the Five Principles of Climate Leadership. The tool was evaluated by the membership during break-out groups, and its implementation into the BC3 website is currently in process.
New BC3 Dues Levels and Sponsorship Opportunities
BC3 has launched new membership dues and sponsorship opportunities, intended to improve BC3’s value to member companies while increasing the financial sustainability of BC3. Communication regarding the new dues will occur in a one-on-one basis between BC3 Staff / Advisory Committee, and BC3 Member Companies. We look forward to speaking with you this summer!
BC3 Project Teams Brainstorm
BC3 Program Director Rachel Barge facilitated a brainstorming session on new BC3 Project Teams. Two of the many exciting project ideas included:
• “Protecting AB 32” – BC3 Member engagement on advocating for the protection of California’s climate legislation
• “Electric Vehicles” – BC3 Member engagement on adoption of electric vehicles in the private sector, including financial incentives, current available technology, public-private partnerships for EV infrastructure, etc
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved with either group.
Aaron Pope, Manager of Sustainability Programs, California Academy of Sciences
Aaron Pope delivered a fascinating speech about sustainability operations at the California Academy of Sciences. The museum employs green building technology and best practices to sustainably meet its heating, lighting, water, and other essential needs.
BC3 expresses sincere thanks to Rebecca Schuett, Director of Corporate Support at California Academy of Sciences, for her role in helping organize this event and secure the fabulous venue.
In the tradition of BC3, the Full Member Meeting was member-driven and provided a significant opportunity for network feedback. After every stage of the meeting, participants were asked to provide survey-based feedback which was carefully documented. The bold and imaginative ideas set forth by participants in the Full Member Meeting have set the stage for the next six months of climate action.