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Gary Gero was appointed LA County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer in November 2016. Gary previously served as the President of the Climate Action Reserve and he now serves as the Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Gary’s career includes service as the Assistant General Manager for the City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Department, and he also managed renewable and energy efficiency programs at LADWP.
With the history of transportation contributing to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, developing sustainable methods of transport is crucial in addressing climate change. As populations rise and urban areas grow, we must direct more attention toward fostering greater mobility and accessible transit systems.
Last year’s wildfire season left devastating impacts on communities from California to Australia. With this year’s fire season approaching, it raises the question: How do we mitigate wildfire risk and protect our communities and ecosystems?
The health of the planet depends on that of ecological communities. With the applications of land-cover mapping to forest management and biodiversity conservation, how can we help maintain the life of the planet?
Join folks from the Los Angeles Public Library, SciStarter and other featured citizen science programs to learn how you can turn your curiosity into impact with citizen science and how public engagement in ongoing research projects can make a difference for Los Angeles. Anyone, anywhere can do science, make a difference, and have fun doing it — with everything from ecology to astronomy!
Our oceans are a source of life, sustenance, and abundance, but they face an ever-increasing myriad of issues such as over-fishing, pollution, acidification, rising waters, ghost nets, and more. As a main source of life on earth, the ocean feeds billions and acts as an important regulator for our climate.
It has become increasingly important to develop sustainable agriculture systems. From indoor farming to geospatial analysis to optimize farming operations, innovation in the AgTech sector will play a key role both in addressing climate challenges and ensuring proper access to food.
Across industries, it is necessary to direct attention toward clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction to tackle global warming and climate change. Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit will help pave that path forward.
Along with innovation toward greater sustainability comes the direction of funds into such ideas to drive impact. Hear from an entrepreneurially-driven group of investors as they discuss the startup ecosystem, the current impact of their portfolio companies, and the future of sustainable investing and innovation.