Central in addressing climate challenges is a focus on environmental justice and equity. How can technology and policies help shape the fight for greater environmental equity, and what roles do each of us have in making a difference?
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.
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!
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.