Sustainability Speaker Series

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Cupertino Sustainability Commission  invites you to join them in a series of inspirational and educational talks.  

Electrification as a Solution to Climate Change - October 18, 2018

October 18th, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm in Community Hall 

Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. Professor Mark Jacobson discusses the development of technical and economic roadmaps to convert energy infrastructures of buildings, towns, cities, states, and countries to those powered with 100% wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) combined with electricity, heat, cold, and hydrogen storage and energy efficiency. Results showing the ability of the grid to remain stable in each of 20 world regions at low cost under 100% WWS scenarios are also discussed. Aside from mitigating global warming, these roadmaps have potential to eliminate 4-7 million air pollution deaths annually, create millions more jobs than lost worldwide, stabilize energy prices, reduce catastrophic risk, and reduce international conflict over energy. Dr. Aimee Gotway Bailey will share Silicon Valley Clean Energy's efforts to procure carbon free electricity and the vision to decarbonize. 

Sustainability Speaker Series - Decarbonization

NASA Ames Sustainability Base - April 12, 2018

April 12th, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm in Community Hall

Dr. Rosalind Grymes spoke about the intention behind the design and construction of Sustainability Base, an award winning and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum 50,000 square foot facility, which was completed in 2011 at NASA Ames Research Center.