Natural Systems

Soil and Soil Carbon Capture

soil 3The problem with climate change is too much, and a growing amount, of carbon in the atmosphere (primarily as carbon dioxide and methane). There are soils everywhere with the potential to capture and retain carbon. What about soils makes it possible to be a potential solution? What might that solution look like? Elizabeth will present a view into the often overlooked and highly valuable soils. We celebrate the International Year of the Soil with a closer look at something we all depend on. 

 

 

  • What is soil?
  • What makes it such a valuable ecosystem?
  • What are current problem areas?
  • How can soil offer a solution?

For more information you can visit The Soil Science Society of America - https://www.soils.org  

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Global Climate Change: What Can You Do?

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Arrow Sun LogoPublic awareness of global climate change was jolted to life by the 2006 release of the Al Gore movie “An Inconvenient Truth”.  Global climate change became a common theme on the evening news. A media-fueled debate raged with climate change skeptics.  What is the state of global climate change 8 years later? Is there an Action Plan?  Do you have an Action Plan?  Should you have one? Sven Thesen will share his thoughts on Climate Change, patriotism, honor and duty. Come decide what you can personally do to impact global climate change?

 

Thursday Evening, May 8, 2014 
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Check-in, Networking & Light Refreshments
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Presentation and Q&A

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From Highway US 101, Take Willow Road WEST (Exit 404B) (for questions email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Advance Ticket $10, otherwise $15 at the Door
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*** SEATING IS LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! ***

 About the Presenter

Sven Thesen picSven is a dynamic speaker; electric car and energy consultant; and resident docent at ProjectGreenHome.org one of the most energy efficient homes in the nation. Prior activities include leading business-development efforts for Better Place where he landed a $7M grant for a large-scale switchable battery taxi project for the Bay Area.  Sven managed PG&E’s electric vehicle (EV) group.  Under his direction, PG&E was the first utility to demonstrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology and the secondary use of transportation batteries in the stationary sector.  He also led PG&E’s sulfur hexafluoride emission reduction team.  Sven assisted the United Nations in revising the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. As a result of his contributions, he along with the other IPCC engineers and scientists was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

 

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