2018 Sustainability Speaker Series: Home Energy - Taking Charge!
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Sustainability Speaker Series: Home Energy - Taking Charge!

Venue: City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA

How can we power our homes without fossil fuels? Powering our homes with fossil fuels makes up nearly half of Sunnyvale’s greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change. Learn from our expert panel (including Minerva’s Marianna Grossman) how to power your home with cleaner energy and tackle upcoming home renovation projects in a sustainable way. For more details and to register, click here.

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Oct
9
4:30 PM16:30

Seminar Series: Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Climate Change at Stanford

Room 380-380Y, Stanford University, Open to Graduate and Undergraduate Students – Auditors Welcome

Minerva’s Marianna Grossman will talk on “Annihilation or Climate Restoration. Building a Resilient Future.” on Oct. 9, joined by Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mark Jacobson of Stanford Univ.

The seminar series are organized by Dr. Leslie Field, CEO of Ice911 and will highlight some of the very promising work and suggest ways to approach the challenge of our times. The recurring theme is, “It’s time to solve this.” The rest of the series are as follows:

10/16/18 Bi-Polar Observations in a Changing Climate. Doug Stoup, Ice Axe Expeditions 10/23/18 Ocean-Inspired Entrepreneurs. Dr. David Smernoff and Dr. Rocco Mancinelli, HelioBioSys, Dr. Brent Constantz, Blue Planet and Dr. Brian von Herzen, Climate Foundation

10/30/18 Workshop on Solving “Impossible” Problems in Climate. Kimberly Wiefling, MS

11/06/18 Sustainable Building; NASA Sustainability Base. Dr. Steven Zornetzer, NASA Ames (Retired)

11/13/18 Electrons and Aerostructures Brian Kooiman, MS, OhmConnect and Dr. Kenny Cheung, NASA

11/27/18 Entrepreneurship and EVs. Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard, Tesla Co-Founders

12/04/18 Climate Change – It’s Time to Solve This. Dr. Leslie Field, Stanford, Ice911, SmallTech

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Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
Sep
12
to Sep 14

Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

The 2018 Summit will bring together leaders from state, tribal, and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place around the world, and inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments—in support of the Paris Agreement. For more details, click here.

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California Adaptation Forum
Aug
27
to Aug 29

California Adaptation Forum

The 2018 California Adaptation Forum will feature

  • 3 plenary sessions featuring innovative approaches to accelerate progress towards creating equitable and resilient communities

  • 40 breakout sessions following a cohesive arc across 8 dynamic tracks (5 blocks of concurrent sessions)

  • 32 interactive workshops, trainings, network meetings and tours to start and finish the Forum with engaging, in-depth activities (3 blocks of concurrent workshops)

  • A tools salon with technology demonstrations open throughout the duration of the Forum

  • Unlimited opportunities to build connections, expand your network, and develop new partnerships through the hosted reception, numerous networking breaks, and informal evening activities

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Waymo Open House/Happy Hour  (6/15)
Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Waymo Open House/Happy Hour (6/15)

Join local community leaders and Waymo CEO John Krafcik for an intimate happy hour to learn more about the future of transportation. Formerly known as the Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo is a company with the mission of making it safe and easy for everyone to get around—without the need for anyone in the driver’s seat.

 

  • Friday, June 15, 5:00-7:00pm (drinks and appetizers served)
  • Waymo HQ: 100 Mayfield Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043
  • REGISTER
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Mobilize Your Community to Solve Climate Change
Jun
15
12:30 PM12:30

Mobilize Your Community to Solve Climate Change

Come learn and share insights on how local communities can get traction on our global climate change challenge. 

We’ll explore what is working and why, learn about new, creative approaches and tools, and provide time for you to network with your peers. Hosted by Sustainable San Mateo County.

  • Friday, June 15, 12:30-2:30pm (light lunch provided)
  • City of San Carlos, Main Library, Community Room. 610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
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Innovation & Impact Symposium​ 2018
May
31
8:00 AM08:00

Innovation & Impact Symposium​ 2018

Join us at the 2018 Symposium at San Jose City Hall.  Presented by ProspectSV, Silicon Valley’s leading non-profit innovation hub.

The event will feature the latest developments in Advanced Mobility, Energy, and the Built Environment. The region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities will discuss what it takes to implement these ideas for maximum impact. Keynote Presentation by the Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo.

Ticket available at Whova. Order online and also download their event app.  30% discount code, minerva_comp.  Visit the website at: www.innovationandimpact.com
*Special rates available for government, nonprofit and education organizations.

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Silicon Valley Leadership Group 2018 Energy & Sustainability Summit
May
24
7:30 AM07:30

Silicon Valley Leadership Group 2018 Energy & Sustainability Summit

Join us on May 24 at Oracle HQ in Redwood City for the 6th annual Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit

Minerva is excited to be a partner at this year’s Summit, where we will hear about the latest policy and regulatory developments, explore how to employ pioneering technologies and practices that create lasting value, and learn on a practical level best practices to prepare for an evolving landscape. This event will include C-suite plenaries, policy round tables and case studies, all focused on the business case for clean and efficient energy, corporate environmental sustainability, and climate action.  

Register here to participate in this forward-thinking event. Save 20% with ESS18MV.

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Silicon Valley Energy Summit
Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

Silicon Valley Energy Summit

The Silicon Valley Energy Summit provides workable ideas by exploring best practices with insights about upcoming energy technologies, markets and policies.

2017 Panel Topics will include:

  • How California’s aggressive new SB32 targets will affect consumers
  • Community Choice Aggregation growth in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties
  • How vulnerable is the U.S. electricity system to physical and cyber threats?
  • Transforming personal transportation: Electrification, autonomy, ownership
  • Protecting building energy systems in the era of IoT connectivity
  • Latest developments in cleantech financing options
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Innovation & Impact 2017 Symposium
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Innovation & Impact 2017 Symposium

  • Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join ProspectSV as they present the Innovation & Impact Symposium on June 14th, 2017! Located at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, this event will feature the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact. Formerly the Connected and Charged Symposium, the event will build on its history as the premiere forum for connected transportation, mobility and electrification.  It will be headlined by several plenaries with notable speakers. The remaining agenda will follow three tracks: Mobility, Energy and The Built Environment. Each track will have three breakout sessions throughout the day. Exhibitor booths will also be featured.

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Sustainotopia
May
7
to May 10

Sustainotopia

  • Marines Memorial Club and Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Founded in 2009, SUSTAINATOPIA remains one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. Attendees have participated from more than 60 countries.Consisting of both a mega-conference and a broad-ranging festival, SUSTAINATOPIA brings together the global ecosystem of social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact like no other singular event.

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