2012 Conference Schedule

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The Sustainable Enterprise Conference program is specifically geared towards the needs of enterprises looking to prosper in the North Bay economy. Join us Friday, May 11, as we explore how sustainability and innovation are driving business prosperity.

7:00 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

A continental breakfast featuring Straus Organic Yogurt and Cream, granola, fresh fruit, tea and coffee.


8:00 WELCOME


8:30 KEYNOTE: POLICY

California Legislation for Sustainable Energy and Environment


9:00 KEYNOTE: ECONOMICS

California’s Core Green Economy: Resilient and Growing

  • Tracey Grose - Research Director, Institute for the Future


9:30 NETWORKING, TEA and COFFEE

Thanks to Traditional Medicinals for organic and fair trade teas.


9:45 KEYNOTE: ENTREPRENEUR

COLLABORATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: TOWARD A VISION OF A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY


10:15 LEADERSHIP

Building Tomorrow's Leaders In SUSTAINABILITY

  • Efren Carrillo - 5th District Sonoma County Supervisor
  • Tanya Narath - Executive Director, Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy
  • Len Greenwood - Green Academy Teacher & Coordinator, Montgomery High School


10:50 WORKSHOPS

North Bay Initiatives in GreenHouse Gas reduction: What are we doing About Climate Change?

THE BENEFITS OF GOING LOCAL: A CASE STUDY OF OLIVER'S MARKET

COLLABORATING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY:  SCEIP TOOL LIBRARY AS CATALYST FOR CHANGE

  • Ted Tiffany - Energy & Building Performance Modeling Manager, Guttmann & Blaevoet
  • Jane Elias - Program Representative, Sonoma County Energy Independence Program
  • Daniel Smith - Director, Zero Energy Associates

10:50 iHUB SESSIONS (15 minutes each)

Storytelling for Sustainable Brands

Impacts of Climate Change in Sonoma County: How Can We Build Climate Resilience into our Local Communities?

  • Lisa Micheli - Executive Director, Pepperwood Foundation

Public Banking


12:00 LUNCH, NETWORKING & EXHIBITS

Featuring organic and local foods by Sally Tomatoes and refreshing Guayaki Yerba Mate.


1:00 KEYNOTE: EDUCATION

The Future of Teaching Sustainability in Higher Education


1:50 WORKSHOPS

Green Business Showcase: Tales of a New Economy

  • Mike McGuire - 4th District Sonoma County Supervisor
  • Steve Page - President & General Manager, Infineon Raceway
  • Brad Baker - Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Community Fuels
  • Chris Mann - CEO, Guayaki

How Benefit Corporations Support the Development of the Sustainable Enterprise Movement

10 Ways to Build Your Dream Green Team

1:50 iHUB SESSIONS (15 minutes each)

SUSTAINABILITY METRICS: MEASURING WHAT MATTERS

Sustainable Restaurant: A Day in the Life of an Independent Operator

Find Your Path or Build Your Path - Education, Entrepreneurship, and Green Careers

  • Orion Walker - Sustainable Technology Program at Mendocino College, Mendocino College/Consultant


3:00 Networking and Exhibits

Straus Ice Cream Break


3:20 WORKSHOPS

Sustainable Work: Stay Sane, Increase Productivity and Live Longer in the Information Age

  • Joey Shepp - Sustainable Programs Director,  Dominican University of California

The California Green Business Certificate: What is it and how do I get one?

AB 32 CALIFORNIA’S CLIMATE LEGISLATION : A CATALYST FOR INNOVATION

3:20 iHUB SESSIONS (15 minutes each)

The Sustainable Adam Smith

Changing Consumer Culture Behavior to Choose Local First

  • Terry Garrett - Co-managing Member, Sustaining Technologies and GoLocal Coop

Thriving in Turbulent Times: for Social Entrepreneurs


4:30 CLOSE

Lessons Learned, Call to Action and Close

  • Oren Wool - Executive Director, Sustainable Enterprise Conference

Participants will share their key “takeaways” and commitments for future action.


5:00 Wine Reception and Raffle

Redwood Hill Farm

Avalon Winery