THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABILITY FORUM, HOSTED BY THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR CLIMATE ACTION AND SUSTAINABILITY (LARC)

THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABILITY FORUM  HOSTED BY THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR CLIMATE ACTION AND SUSTAINABILITY (LARC)  RENAISSANCE LONG BEACH HOTEL AUGUST 15 AND 16, 2012 ABOUT THE EVENT The annual Southern California Sustainability Forum is a premiere event for organizations at the front lines of sustainability.   As such, it is your opportunity to access the broad expertise in the region and learn how to respond to sustainability’s many opportunities and demands.   It brings together government officials, academics, business leaders and other experts to share knowledge, identify priorities, and develop strategies to build a sustainable southern California. Highlighting various clean technology sectors, this year’s panelists include executives from leading organizations in industries ranging from electric vehicle suppliers to clean energy producers.  The forum also features sessions on regional-climate-change impacts and response strategies. New this year is a panel discussion examining: “Sustainability’s Business Proposition:  Making Money by Doing Good”. With participation by the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC), CleanTech OC (CTOC), and Orange County members of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), this presentation will case study the five elements of corporate environmental sustainability: Systematic program management Regulatory and industry-standards compliance Cost-and-risk-reducing efficiencies throughout the entire lifecycles of value systems Revenue-stream enhancement through green-attribute products and services, and Competitive advantages through greenwash-free corporate transparency. For more information on the forum and to register, please visit:  http://socalsustainabilityforum.com/index.html . CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES LARC is offering corporate sponsorship opportunities to help your organization get its message out to a diverse group of sustainability leaders in southern California and beyond.  For details on becoming a sponsor, please visit:   http://socalsustainabilityforum.com/sponsors.html . ABOUT THE...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO FILL OPEN SEATS ON THE ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Contact Person:                 Ms. Kirsten Anderson, Board Member and Secretary Organization Name:         The Orange County Sustainability Collaborative Voice Phone Number:     949-910-6848 Email Address:                  kanderson@ocsustainability.org Website URL:                      www.ocsustainability.org  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO FILL OPEN SEATS ON THE ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Newport Beach, CA, July 17, 2012 The not-for-profit Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC) announced today that after expanding its board of directors from five seats to seven this month, it is seeking well-qualified candidates to fill three uncompensated volunteer positions for 2-year terms.  Further, once the board is fully expanded to seven members, it will select its new chairperson. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, August 20, 2012.  To be considered, candidates should carefully review the evaluation criteria and then email the following documents to OCSC’s Board Member and Secretary, Ms. Kirsten Anderson, at kanderson@ocsustainability.org: A cover letter of no more than two pages concisely: Stating candidacy Expressing motivation for serving as a board member, and Briefly summarizing significant professional and personal qualifications A curriculum vitae, and Three professional references with professional titles, organizational affiliations, telephone numbers and email addresses. After the close of the application period, the OCSC Board of Directors will evaluate the applications and announce its selections by August 31, 2012. About the OCSC – Focusing on business, academia, government, non-governmental organizations and communities, OCSC brings leaders, organizations and individuals together to promote a more sustainable lifestyle.   The organization’s mission is to take concerted and practical action to improve the quality of life in Orange County and the entire southern California region...

LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT THE ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Contact Person:                Ms. Kirsten Anderson, Board Member and Secretary Organization Name:       The Orange County Sustainability Collaborative Voice Phone Number:   949-910-6848 Email Address:                  kanderson@ocsustainability.org Website URL:                    www.ocsustainability.org LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT THE ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE Trabuco Canyon, CA, July 6, 2012 The not-for-profit Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC) announced today that its co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. John W. Grosskopf, will resign effective July 10, 2012.  Mr. Grosskopf has accepted the position of Director of Environment, Health, Safety, Social Responsibility and Sustainability with a major producer of electrical control systems in the Pacific Northwest.   Despite his physical move, he will continue with OCSC as a senior advisor. While the Board of Directors completes its search for a new chairman, Mr. Grosskopf’s responsibilities will be transferred to Mr. William Borges, OCSC Board Member and Treasurer.  In a joint statement, the two leaders said “the planning and delivery of OCSC’s ambitious sustainability programs and projects will actually accelerate during this leadership transition”. The interim chairman went on to say:  “John’s dedication and energy are inspirations for all of OCSC’s volunteers, interns and stakeholders.  We will continue to work hard – and smart – to make his generously shared vision of a “Greener Orange” a reality.” Focusing on business, academia, government, non-governmental organizations and communities, OCSC brings leaders, organizations and individuals together to promote a more sustainable lifestyle.   The organization’s mission is to take concerted and practical action to improve the quality of life in Orange County and the entire southern California region through awareness, education, outreach and community involvement. OCSC’s...

Great Park to train veterans to be farmers

IRVINE – Orange County Great Park will conduct an eight-month, $145,000 internship program to train six veterans for employment in the agricultural industry. The pilot project, unanimously approved by the park board Thursday, will include 800 hours of classroom and fieldwork instruction and 480 hours of employment with Irvine Ranch Conservancy. The Great Park has a 105-acre farm that will be utilized.  To read full article: ...

Furniture to Philanthropy: Short Documentary Addressing Sustainability

ANEW (Full Film) from Change For Balance Productions on Vimeo. Soon after meeting Rose Tourje and hearing her story, we knew it needed to be made into a documentary. We hit the ground running and began production immediately. Utilizing Roseʼs network of non-profit and for profit businesses, we put together a 10-minute documentary that aims to positively change how waste is viewed in the Architecture, Design and Building industries.  To read full article:...