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PHYSICIST DISHES ON THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO CLIMATE PROGRESS

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Eric Gimon, PhD, describes himself as a “climate activist focused on helping society find practical solutions for moving beyond fossil fuels and towards a sustainable future.” He wears many hats, including advisor to the Clean Coalition, Board Member of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Pacific Institute, consultant, and instructor. Eric is also …

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OPOWER ENGAGEMENT MANAGER ENCOURAGES ENERGY CONSUMERS TO CONSERVE

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 As a senior consultant at ICF International, Joe Herr (C13) used to inventory and analyze greenhouse gas emissions for the US EPA and United Nations, develop agricultural emissions projection tools for the USDA, and launch projects like the Climate Ready Estuaries program. But while crunching GHG numbers helped mold his view of humans’ impact on …

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Change Starts Here: Presidio and Local Impact

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In a Presidio blog post earlier this year, I described my work with The Green Ninja Project, a climate-change education initiative for kids. With funding from NASA, NSF and PG&E, a successful Kickstarter campaign, and other sources, our collaboration of climate scientists, animators, filmmakers, and educators have come together to create the Green Ninja, a …

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Food Systems and the Organic Food Industry

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By William Shutkin, President & CEO Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11, I will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch with Paul Repetto, Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy. I hope you will join Paul and me for a discussion on food systems and the organic food industry, which, according to the USDA, grew at more than double …

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Passion for food system reform connects Ali Long to Presidio

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It was Maud Alison (Ali) Long’s passion for reforming food systems that first brought her to the attention of the Presidio Graduate School board of directors. As president of the Spring Creek Foundation, which has offered a fund for food system reform, and based on her own experiences in impact investing, Ali had written a …

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MBA Grad inspired to be working on sustainability shift

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Sara Kennedy had a very clear goal when she signed up for the Presidio Graduate School MBA program: to work with or consult large corporations on sustainability. With one month left before she graduates, Sara is already acting on her vision working as a consultant at the boutique sustainability consulting firm BrownFlynn. Based in Cleveland, …

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How to Help the GDP Grow Up

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Presidio Graduate School hosted a symposium ‘Outgrowing GDP: A New Approach to America’s Accounting System’ at Bloomberg LP yesterday, off Pier 3 near the Ferry Building.  The half-day event included a mixed panel of current and former students and professors, each with a unique area of study relating to this country’s preferred financial barometer, GDP.  …

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Heylin does business in bugs

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John Heylin is the first to smile at his own idea of a bug-based protein powder, but he says the idea is gaining momentum in the food industry. The genetic alteration of meat and soy protein, along with sustainability issues for both, makes insect protein a far better choice. Crickets, freeze-dried and ground to a …

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Solving Food Insecurity through Efficient Food Distribution …

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Our team came together last spring informally deciding that we wanted to compete in a case competition before graduating from business school. We are as varied in our backgrounds as in our reasons for wanting to participate – but shared a demonstrated commitment to issues of social or environmental sustainability coupled with a desire to …

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