5/25: Plenary Discussion on the State of Green Jobs in San Francisco
Business Advisory Panel to the San Francisco Climate Action Plan
The Business Advisory Panel was formed to provide business input to the San Francisco Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP, first written in 2004, is being revised this year (2013). The updated plan, renamed the Climate Action Strategy, will explore measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, transportation, energy, solid waste, and personal consumption in San Francisco. The panel solicited recommendations from Bay Area business leaders on the Green House Gas reduction actions to be included in the updated Strategy. The 15-company Advisory Panel was composed of representatives from a diverse range of companies (full list below).
Business Advisory Panel Participants
Stephanie Glazer, Arup Adrian Laekas, Bentley Prince Street Nancy Shaw, Blue Shield of California Jamie Owen, Clorox Julia Strzesieski, Cole Hardware Melissa Fifield, Gap, Inc. Sam Arons, Google Inc. Jo Licata & Brian Mork, Hilton San Francisco Union Square Bill Peterson, New Resource Bank Valerie Winn & Matthew Sturm, Pacific Gas & Electric Fiona Berry and Melissa Capria, SAIC (Chairs) Cathy Ikeuchi, Safeway Elliot Hoffman, True Market Solutions Stephanie Rico, Wells Fargo Christina Page, Yahoo!, Inc.
Letter of Support for SF's Climate Goals to Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Thank you to New Resource Bank for hosting the second CAP Advisory Panel meeting! Facilitated by Fiona Berry, Calla Ostrander presented the most recent draft of the updated climate actions. Panelists offered their insights on the feasibility of implementing the proposed actions, gave input on how to facilitate collaboration between the city and businesses to achieve the aggressive GHG reduction goals laid out by San Francisco, and shared case studies on corporate energy efficiency and transportation initiatives. Download the presentation here >>
First Panel Meeting, held at Google
Thank you to Google for hosting our first CAP Advisory Panel meeting! Facilitated by Fiona Berry, Calla Ostrander presented San Francisco's 2004 Climate Action Plan and explained the methodology and data guiding current revisions. Panelists offered their first impressions of the CAP and are now reviewing actions under the revised CAP for discussion at the second meeting on March 28. Download the presentation here >>
SF Environment convened five community advisory panels to the San Francisco Climate Action Plan. For information on all the panels - and to see Mayor Lee's presentation at the May 25 Green Economic Forum - Learn more here >>
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