August 15-16, 2012 | Renaissance Long Beach Hotel | Long Beach, California Hosted by             socalsustainabilityforum....
 WELCOME                                                                         Los Angeles Regional Collaborative       ...
 SPONSORS   AND EXHIBITORS FORUM HOSTS                    BREAK SPONSOR                             EXHIBITOR SILVER SPONS...
 SCHEDULE              AT-A-GLANCEDAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th                                       DAY TWO: Thursday,...
 CONFERENCE                       PROGRAM     DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th 8:00 am - 9:00 am           Registration and...
 CONFERENCE                       PROGRAM     DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th  10:30 am – 11:30 am        Breakout Tracks:...
 CONFERENCE                       PROGRAM     DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm   Keynote Luncheon  Rena...
 CONFERENCE                       PROGRAM     DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th  2:30 pm – 3:00 pm    LARC Climate Change Si...
 CONFERENCE                       PROGRAM     DAY TWO: Thursday, August 16th  8:00 am - 9:00 am          Registration/Brea...
 CONFERENCE                       PROGRAM     DAY TWO: Thursday, August 16th  10:30 am – 11:30 am        Breakout Tracks: ...
 CONFERENCE                       PROGRAM     DAY TWO: Thursday, August 16th  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm    General Session Panel -...
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/floor-plans/lgbrn...	  VENUE      LAYOUT            Floor Plans              ...
 EVENT     SUSTAINABILITY The event organizer Three Squares Inc. (TSI)              Green Office incorporated sustainable ...
The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability is anetwork designed to encourage greater coo...
Southern California Sustainability Forum 2012
Southern California Sustainability Forum 2012
Southern California Sustainability Forum 2012
Southern California Sustainability Forum 2012
Southern California Sustainability Forum 2012
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Southern California Sustainability Forum 2012

  1. 1. August 15-16, 2012 | Renaissance Long Beach Hotel | Long Beach, California Hosted by socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com | @SoCalForum
  2. 2.  WELCOME Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability c/o UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability La Kretz Hall, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496STEERING August 15, 2012COMMITTEEHoward Choy County of Los AngelesBeth Jines Dear Southern California Sustainability Forum Attendees: City of Los AngelesSuzanne Frick It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to Long Beach for the inaugural Southern City of Long Beach California Sustainability Forum.Shannon Parry City of Santa MonicaSarah Jepson The Forum was designed to provide you with an opportunity to access the broad L.A. Metro expertise in our region, coordinate opportunities for funding, and learn from peersAaron Katzenstein about how to respond to the many interacting demands of sustainability. South Coast AQMDJacki Bacharach South Bay Cities COG We are highlighting Southern California communities for their leadership inCaitlin Sims sustainability. We are also acknowledging todays challenges of tightening budgets and San Gabriel Valley increasing requirements to achieve multiple objectives—such as greenhouse gas COG reductions, improved transportation, water resources, and adapting to climate change.Maria Rychlicki Westside Cities COGDeborah Glaser As representatives from public, private, and nonprofit organizations working on the The Council for front lines of sustainability, we encourage you to engage colleagues and new Watershed Health collaborators over the next two days. With strong collaboration, we can work together toStephanie Pincetl UCLA Institute of the share knowledge, identify priorities, and develop strategies to build a more sustainable Environment and Southern California. By coordinating our response, our region can capitalize on our Sustainability peers leadership and leverage limited resources to ensure we can meet our goals.Juliette Hart USC Sea GrantDonald Strauss Thank you for joining us at this groundbreaking inaugural conference. Antioch University LABarbara Long Aquarium of the Sincerely, PacificJonathan Parfrey Climate Resolve LAMonica Gilchrest Paul Bunje, PhD Howard Choy ICLEI-Local Managing Director General Manager, Office of Sustainability Governments for Sustainability LARC County of Los AngelesJorge Partida US Green Building Council—LA ChapterWalker Wells Global Green USAGarrett Hart Sustainable WorksIan Wood Electricore, Inc.James Brennan Open Neighborhoodst: (310) 825-7653 www.laregionalcollaborative.orgf: (310) 825-9663 info@laregionalcollaborative.org
  3. 3.  SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS FORUM HOSTS BREAK SPONSOR EXHIBITOR SILVER SPONSORS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR BRONZE SPONSORS FORUM PARTNER   @SoCalForum /SoCalSustainabilityForum socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  4. 4.  SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCEDAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th DAY TWO: Thursday, August 16th 8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration/Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration/Breakfast 8:45 am – 9:00 am Official Welcome 9:00 am – 9:30 am Day Two Opening Address 9:00 am – 10:30 am Plenary Sessions 9:30 am – 10:30 am Plenary Sessions 10:30 am – 11:30 am Breakout Track Sessions 10:30 am – 11:30 am Breakout Track Sessions 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Expo Zone Networking Clean Vehicle Ride & Drive 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Keynote Luncheon 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Plenary Sessions 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm Breakout Track Sessions 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Closing Keynote Address 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Plenary Session 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Coffee Break in the Expo Zone 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Poolside Networking Social 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Plenary Session   4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Day One Closing Keynote 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Off Site Reception Aquarium of the Pacific  View speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  5. 5.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th 8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast in Expo Zone 8:45 am – 9:00 am Official Welcome Address Renaissance Ballroom Romel Pascual, Deputy Mayor of Environment, Office of Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles 9:00 am – 9:15 am Official Welcome Address Renaissance Ballroom Pam O’Connor, Councilmember, City of Santa Monica Board Member, Metro – Board Member, SCAG – Board Member, Local Government Commission 9:15 am – 9:30 am SoCal Sustainability Forum Vision Renaissance Ballroom Paul Bunje, Ph.D., Managing Director, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and Executive Director, UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions 9:30 am – 9:45 am Spotlight: Sustainability With 50 Million Californians, A Statewide View Renaissance Ballroom Ken Alex, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Jerry Brown and Director, State of California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research 9:45 am – 10:30 am Regional Climate Action - the State of California is Actively Promoting Local Government Renaissance Ballroom Collaboration Moderator: Michael McCormick, AICP, Local and Regional Affairs Policy Advisor and Senior Planner, State of California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Panelists: -Paul Bunje, Ph.D., Managing Director, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and Executive Director, UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions -Emily Young, Ph.D. Senior Director of Environment, San Diego Foundation -Beth Jines, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power -Bruce Riordan, Climate Strategist, Bay Area Joint Policy CommitteeView speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  6. 6.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th 10:30 am – 11:30 am Breakout Tracks: Building Blocks to GHG Reduction 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Expo Networking - Wi-Fi Zone Available in the FoyerView speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  7. 7.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Keynote Luncheon Renaissance Ballroom Introduction: Barbara Long, Vice President, Government Relations & Special Projects and Corporate Secretary, Aquarium of the Pacific Keynote Address: Emission Reduction Strategies for the Goods Movement & Port Operations Robert G. Kanter, Ph.D., Managing Director of Environmental Affairs, Port of Long Beach 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Breakout Tracks: Building Blocks to GHG ReductionView speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  8. 8.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY ONE: Wednesday, August 15th 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm LARC Climate Change Simulation Renaissance Ballroom Alex Hall, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, UCLA 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm LA County GHG Inventory Renaissance Ballroom Lauren Rank, Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, County of Los Angeles 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Coffee Break in the Expo 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Green Economic Updates within Los Angeles County Renaissance Ballroom Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Day One Closing Keynote Renaissance Ballroom Wendy Mitchell, Commissioner, California Coastal Commission 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Aquarium of the Pacific Reception Film Screening: South Coast AQMD’s “The Right to Breathe” Transportation: Free Shuttle Service to the reception located directly across the street from the conference hotel at the Pine Street Shuttle Stop. The Passport "C" Shuttle will arrive at the Aquarium in just 3 stops and runs every 15 minutes.View speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  9. 9.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY TWO: Thursday, August 16th 8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration/Breakfast in Expo Zone 9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening Address Renaissance Ballroom Mayor Bob Foster, City of Long Beach 9:30 am – 9:45 am The Road to AB 32 Implementation: Where AB 32 meets SB 375 Renaissance Ballroom Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board 9:45 am – 10:30 am Public & Private Partnerships for Success Renaissance Ballroom Moderator: Michael Swords, Board President, Clean Tech LA & Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives and Global Partnerships, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA Panelists: Tom Soto, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Craton Equity Partners Rachel Morris, Senior Vice President, Senior Client Manager, Bank of AmericaView speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  10. 10.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY TWO: Thursday, August 16th 10:30 am – 11:30 am Breakout Tracks: Building Blocks to GHG Reduction 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch On Your Own This is your chance to explore Downtown Long Beach and select one of the many lunch options available in the Pine Street Area. Enjoy! Clean Vehicle Ride & Drive – Test Drive the Latest Clean Vehicles in the Valet ZoneView speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  11. 11.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY TWO: Thursday, August 16th 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm General Session Panel - Creative Financing Renaissance Ballroom Moderator: Howard Choy, General Manager, Office of Sustainability, County of Los Angeles   Panelists: - Seth Jacobson, Senior Vice President, Palmer Capital - Brad Copithorne, Director of Financial Innovation, Energy Group, Environmental Defense Fund - Laura Franke, Senior Management Consultant, Public Financial Management, Inc. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sustainability’s Business Proposition:  Making Money by Doing Good Renaissance Ballroom Moderator:    William Borges, MBA, Interim Chair, Orange County Sustainability Collaborative   Panelists: - Constanze Duke, EHS and Sustainability Manager, Bausch + Lomb-Aliso Viejo - Teresa Nersesyan, Principal, Tradeface Consulting, LLC - Bill Conley, CFM, CFMJ, FMP, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Keynote - Cap and Trade – What’s Ahead and the Impact on Local Communities Renaissance Ballroom Senator Alan Lowenthal, 27th District , California State Senate 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm C-Change.LA Renaissance Ballroom Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks Renaissance Ballroom Paul Bunje, Ph.D., Managing Director, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and Executive Director, UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Poolside Networking SocialView speaker bios at www.socalsustainabilityforum.com/speakers.html socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  12. 12. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/floor-plans/lgbrn...  VENUE LAYOUT Floor Plans Renaissance Long Beach Hotel 111 East Ocean Boulevard Phone: Sales: Long Beach, California 90802 USA 1-562-437-5900 1-562-437-5900 ext. 2726 Fax: Sales fax: 1-562-499-2509 1-562-499-2512About the Layout:The main sessions will takeplace in the RenaissanceBallroom which is located onthe level directly above the Ballroom  IV  hotel lobby. You mayaccess the second level via General  Session   Expo  elevators or the hotel’s main Renaissance  Ballroom     Zone  staircase. Ballroom  III  All coffee breaks will be heldin the Expo Zone area in thefoyer.Free wifi access is availablein the lobby area and the Registra*on  upper promenade which islocated near the Restrooms  Registration counter. Free  WiFi  Zone   socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  13. 13.  EVENT SUSTAINABILITY The event organizer Three Squares Inc. (TSI) Green Office incorporated sustainable event practices throughout The event production office of Three Squares Inc. is a the Forum planning process. certified City of Santa Monica Green Business. Below is a list of highlighted practices: Highlighted green office practices include: • Majority of staff walk or bike to the office or work Waste Diversion remotely; • TSI implemented a comprehensive waste diversion • Operations are 100% carbon neutral and 100% system at the Renaissance Hotel. Event waste will be powered by renewable energy; separated into three streams: recyclables, compost • Minimal printing on 100% recycled paper; and waste. Compost and recyclables will be diverted • Use of FSC certified printers and print on 100% from the landfill to local facilities. recycled paper, processed chlorine-free using soy inks for all letterhead; Conference Materials • Natural daylighting used during the day; • Univenture name badge inserts are made of 100% • Green Seal certified or natural home made cleaning post consumer waste recycled content and the holders products; and, are recyclable and compostable; • Office kitchen features china (no disposables) and • Lanyards made of 100% recycled soda bottles (made condiments in bulk. in the USA); • 100% online event marketing efforts; and, Energy • Paperless online registration, e-program and speaker • Event web site is powered by Green-e certified 100% selection process. renewable energy credits from wind and solar- powered energy. Catered • Meals will be served on china with glassware and ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management System silverware to eliminate the use of disposable utensils; APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting • Menus have been designed to feature locally Standard sourced produce and sustainable seafood; • TSI’s event planning practices were developed in • Vegetarian and vegan options are available at every compliance with the two main industry standards – ISO catered event; and APEX/ASTM. • Beverages will be served using pitchers and glasses • TSI is a proud member of the Green Meeting Industry (no plastic bottles or cans will be served); and, Council (GMIC) and founder of the Southern California • Disposables like sugar packets, condiment packets, Chapter. etc. have been replaced with items served in bulk. socalsustainabilityforum.com | info@socalsustainabilityforum.com
  14. 14. The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability is anetwork designed to encourage greater coordination and cooperation at the localand regional levels by bringing together leadership from government, the businesscommunity, academia, labor, environmental and community groups. WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SUSTAINABLE REGION LARC is proud to host the first annual Southern California Sustainability ForumJOIN LARC FOR ITS MANY IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES Improve cross-jurisdictional communication Facilitate regional planning on greenhouse gas emissions and climate adaptation Coordinate regional fundraising and responses to regulation A Greater L.A.: The Framework for Regional Climate Action and Sustainability—an integrative guide for local government efforts that will leverage research and regional capacity to create a consensus-based, actionable plan for combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Greater Los Angeles. www.laregionalcollaborative.org

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