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Friday, April 1 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
How Technology and Policy Have Been Essential to Environmental Justice in California

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California has set the tone for the United States in movement on environmental causes, and organizers with experience from government institutions, nonprofit advocacy spaces, business development and technology development will discuss how their work intersects and depends on overlapping mechanisms to achieve environmental justice. Panelist backgrounds include a mixture of nonprofit digital organizing, legislative and policy crafting, private-­public collaboration, direct action, media outreach, social justice organizing, and market/commercial concerns as overlapping factors that need to align for the development of wide-scale change.

Since 1967, when California's Legislature established the Air Resources Board to work with the public, the business sector and local governments to find solutions to California's air pollution problem, California has set air quality standards and laid the groundwork to develop of new antismog technology for industrial facilities and motor vehicles.This legacy of leadership continues today with emission reduction targets far beyond the national goals. As the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, the United States's per capita impact is almost unmatched and California's leadership in air quality standard is key to establishing the models and pathways for critical emission reductions.

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Urvi Nagrani

Director of Marketing and Business Development, Motiv Power Systems
In my current role I help Motiv in it's mission to displace diesel by building all-electric zero-emission powertrains for trucks and buses. I develop grant proposal to securing funding for early stage pilots, market to interested stakeholders, and support projects from proposal to completion. This work places me in a collaborative role with technologists, policy makers, environmental justice work, businesses and infrastructure development... Read More →
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Lisa Ann Pinkerton

Founder & President, Technica Communications
From the newsroom to the boardroom, Lisa Ann has used her keen analytical skills to share technology stories with the world for over a decade. She is Founder and President of Technica Communications, Co-Founder and Marketing Chair for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association, Founder of the networking group Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, an international speaker and moderator and documentary filmmaker. e | | Technica Communications... Read More →

Friday April 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Engine

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