Environmental Sustainability Series

Environmental Sustainability Series
November 2009 through January 2014
Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest

November 2009
Speaker: Jean Sweeney, Vice President, 3M Environmental, Health and Safety Operations

Topic: Environmental Sustainability from a Corporate Perspective: Past, Present, and Future

June 2010
Speaker: C. Ford Runge (current Yale College parent), Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law at the University of Minnesota

Topic: The Case Against Biofuels: Probing Ethanol’s Hidden Costs

March 2011
Speaker: Terry Gips, Yale SOM ’80, CEO of Sustainability Associates, former Aveda Corporation Director of Ecological Affairs and Sustainability, Cargill Economic Analyst

Topic: Why Sustainability is Changing the Way We Do Business

October 2011
Speaker: Hari Osofsky, Yale College ’93, Yale Law School ’98, Associate Professor and the 2011 Lampert Fesler Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School, Associate Director of Law, Geography & Environment of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, and a Fellow with the Institute on the Environment

Topic: Litigating Climate Change: The Role of Courts in Shaping Our Regulatory Path

April 2012
Speaker: John Sheehan, Science Director, Initiative for Renewable Energy & the Environment, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Topic: How to Ethically Feed and Fuel a Planet of 9 Billion in 2050

April 2013
Speakers: Bob Ames, Vice President Fuels, Solazyme; and Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

Topic: From Oil to Algae Biofuels: Does Public Policy Make a Difference

June 2013
Speaker: Sir Peter Crane, Dean, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

January 2014
Speaker: C. Ford Runge, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law at the University of Minnesota

Topic: Preserving Carbon Stores While Meeting Future Food Demands

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