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Earth Week Speaker Event

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Winnett Lounge
Effective Sustainability Policy
Andy Wilson, Pasadena District 7 Councilmember ,
Shari Thomas, Interim General Manager for Pasadena Water and Power ,
Morey Wolfson, Pasadena Environmental Advisory Committee Member,
John Onderdonk, Director of Sustainability Programs, California Institute of Technology,

Ever wonder how your local community approaches developing meaningful sustainability programs and initiatives? Join us for a panel discussion with a group of local Pasadena leaders on the importance and challenge of crafting effective and lasting sustainability policies.


The panel will include:
Andy Wilson, Pasadena District 7 Councilmember and co-founder/CEO of Rexter, a venture-backed software start-up focused on sales team productivity. Andy has served on the Planning Commission, Design Commission and Pasadena Center Operating Committee and is co-founder & co-chairman of Innovate Pasadena, which is dedicated to advancing the Eastside of Los Angeles as a vibrant innovation community.

Morey Wolfson, Pasadena Environmental Advisory Committee Member.  Morey has over 40 years of experience in energy and environmental policy, serving in a variety of executive capacities in Colorado state government (Public Utilities Commission, Governor's Energy Office) and worked for several years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Morey moved to Pasadena in 2012 and was appointed by the Pasadena City Council to the Environmental Advisory Committee.

Shari Thomas, Interim General Manager for Pasadena Water and Power (PWP), began her career with the City of Pasadena in 2002 as the Deputy Director of Finance.  Shari joined PWP in January 2006, where she has served as an Assistant General Manager responsible for financial planning and budgeting, cost of service analysis and rate setting, information technology for PWP, customer service and billing, materials management, safety, energy risk management and settlements. 

Moderated by John Onderdonk, Director of Sustainability Programs at Caltech. In this role, John is responsible for strategic planning to improve environmental performance in the areas of energy, climate, water, waste, supply chain, transportation and building infrastructure.  Prior to joining Caltech, John worked in the environmental risk management field serving as the Southwest Regional Manager for AIG Environmental where he developed liability transfer programs for Brownfield redevelopment clients.

Lunch provided - come promptly.  All members of the community are welcome to attend.

To explore other Earth Week 2016 events visit earthday.caltech.edu.

For more information, please contact Tyler Durchslag-Richardson by phone at x3530 or by email at [email protected] or visit http://earthday.caltech.edu.