Meet the Speakers at the Berkeley Green Gathering

The Berkeley Green Gathering is fast approaching. Buy your tickets today! We have a great lineup of speakers this year, including the warm, inspiring Bill McKibben. Even if you are a veteran of the local environmental movement, we guarantee you’ll learn of exciting new efforts taking place right here in Berkeley. Check out our list of topics and speakers:

YouthWorks and Green Jobs
John Chung, Community Services Specialist, City of Berkeley

Slow Money and the Story of Gather
Ed Church, Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship

Buy Local Berkeley
Kemi Amin, Director of Buy Local Berkeley

The Sharing Economy: Way More Fun for Everyone!
Janelle Orsi, Co-Director, Sustainable Economies Law Center

LEED Libraries
Suzanne Olawski, Library Manager, Berkeley Public Library

Herb Singer Green Scholar Program, BHS
Terrance Womack, former Herb Singer Green Scholar and current Assistant Manager of the Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Water Conservation Strategies at UC Berkeley
Lisa McNeilly, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley

Green Cafe Network
Kirstin Henninger, Director of Green Cafe Network

ME2: Energy Efficiency Rebates
Billi Romain, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Berkeley

Downtown Berkeley Bike Station
Steven Grover, Bikelink and SGA Architecture and Engineering

East Bay Green Corridor and the Green Academies
Aekta Shah, Wangari Maathai Center

Berkeley 10/10/10 Work Parties and Victory Gardens
Victory V. Lee, Founder of the Victory Garden Foundation

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming and alternativeenergy, and advocates for more localized economies. In 2010 the Boston Globe called him “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist” and Time described him as “the world’s best green journalist.” In 2009 he led the organization of 350.org, which coordinated 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. MSN named him one of the dozen most influential men of 2009. His first book, The End of Nature, published in 1989, is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. His latest book, Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, addresses the shortcomings of the growth economy and envisions a transition to more local-scale enterprise.
Bill is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is also a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine.

We hope to see you there!


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