Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center
Healy Vigderson is the Executive Director of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Healy comes to us from the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County, serving most recently as Assistant Director, where she oversaw education and outreach programs designed to support families with chronic health conditions. She also managed creative fundraising events and led an advocacy team on legislative issues at the State Capitol. Healy has a background in Ecology and worked in North Central Chile on Desertification projects near the Atacama Desert.
Member of Congress (CA-52)
Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. First elected in 2012, he currently serves on the House committees on Armed Services & on the Science, Space, & Technology Committee.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Reno works for a better environment. In 2009 he founded and is currently the Director of the Center for Environment and National Security at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has organized and led two symposia mixing scientists with Washington policy makers and does grant work for the EPA, USAID and World Bank. He served in the Department of State in Washington as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment, Science and Health.
World Resources SimCenter
Quentin Gregg is a recent graduate from UCLA's Geography/Environmental Studies program, where he also completed a minor in GIS and Technologies. He is now applying his education here in San Diego as a GIS Research Associate at GENI's World Resources SimCenter and at the San Diego Archaeological Center. His current project has him converting national renewable energy maps of the US, China and India to ARC GIS Online. In addition he is developing time zone modeling maps of global energy demand.
Global Energy Network Institute
Peter Meisen founded GENI in 1989 to conduct research and educate world leaders to the strategy of linking renewable energy resources around the world. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the global issues of renewable energy, transmission and distribution of electricity, quality of life and its relationship to electricity, the environment and sustainable development. GENI has earned the endorsement of 7 Nobel Peace Prize laureates and has been recognized by various nations as promoting a viable solution to our growing energy crisis.
District Two, City Council
As the Director of Policy for the District Two office, Nicole has over 15 years of professional experience representing public interests in the environmental arena, both in nonprofit and government agencies. She was most recently Director of Environmental Policy for Interim Mayor Todd Gloria in the City of San Diego where she developed the City of San Diego's Climate Action Plan in 2013. Previously, Nicole was the Director of the Green Energy Green Jobs campaign at Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), and before that she was a Senior Policy Advisor for Council member Donna Frye.
Circulate San Diego
A native San Diegan, Elyse Lowe studied environmental studies and earth science, with an emphasis on policy and planning, at UC Santa Cruz. Elyse started her career with the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department managing citywide recycling programs. She then worked in the City’s Financial Management Department as a Budget Analyst.
Cameron Bernhardt, Erin Johnson, Byron To, Vincent Tong
A PDF of the presentation on "Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities," created and presented by Cameron Bernhardt, Erin Johnson, Byron To, and Vincent Tong for the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI).
“This figure shows carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 to 2011 for different regions of the world. These totals do not include emissions or sinks related to land-use change or forestry. Inclusion of land-use change and forestry would increase the apparent emissions from some regions while decreasing the emissions from others.” – United States Environmental Protection Agency