OCSC Announces Fall Leadership Dialogue “Sustainability’s Business Proposition: Making Money by Doing Good”

The Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC) has finalized the schedule for its Fall Leadership Dialogue Event, “Sustainability’s Business Proposition:  Making Money by Doing Good.”  The panel discussion and facilitated discussion afterward will be held October 19, 2012, in the Multi-Purpose Building at Sweet Shade Neighborhood Park, 15 Sweet Shade, Irvine, CA 92696, from 2 to 5 pm.   Check in will start at 1:30 pm. The event will explore sustainability’s business proposition in depth and provide attendees opportunities to consider practical applications of sustainability principles and practices within their organizations.   It is intended for sustainability leaders from industry, academia, public agencies and non-governmental organizations and others interested in promoting more sustainable business practices.  For more detail on information planned to appeal to each of these groups, please visit the event webpage at www.ocsustainability.org/events. The presentation portion will explore the five elements of corporate environmental sustainability and their interrelationships: 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. Panelists will include: Mr. William Borges, panel discussion moderator, Interim Chairman of the Board at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative and Former Principal  Environmental Scientist at Midwest Research Institute Ms. Constanze Duke, Manager of Environment, Health, Safety + Sustainability at Bausch + Lomb and Director of the Orange County Group at the International  Society of Sustainability Professionals Mrs. Teresa Nersesyan, Board Member at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative , Principal at Tradeface Consulting LLC, and former Vice President of Global Logistics and Trade Compliance at Pacific Sunwear, Ms. Lauren Gropper, Founder and...

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...

May is National Bike Month – JOIN OCTA AT THESE FREE EVENTS!

Anyone can bike! Ride to work, to school, to shop, to play. Dust off your bike and give your car a rest. You won’t believe the money you’ll save. This year, OCTA is adding whole new levels of support to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes. May is National Bike Month and we have special events and promotions beginning April 29th going through Bike to Work Week, May 14th – 18th. Everyone who pledges to participate and track their biking miles online is automatically entered into a countywide raffle to win great prizes! The more you bike, the better you’ll feel. There’s no better time to start than now! OCTA Bike Festival, Sunday, April 29th – 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, Ride your bike to the festival and spend a day of fun in the sun. Learn about bike safety, receive a free inspection, win great prizes and get your bike ready for national bike month.  For more OCTA bike events, please go to:...