Forging a Sustainable Future

KENNEDY CALLS FOR SHIFT FROM “FUEL FROM HELL” TO “PATRIOTIC FUELS FROM HEAVEN”

Nations that have led way in cutting carbon emissions  have seen strong economic growth, RFK Jr. reveals at Forging a Sustainable Future Conference

By Miriam Raftery

March 8, 2012 (San Diego) – “I flew over the Cumberland Plateau.  They are literally cutting down the Appalachian Mountains,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told attendees at the Forging a Sustainable Future conference sponsored by UnitedGREEN at San Diego State University last Saturday. 

He painted a grim picture of the devastating costs of coal on the environment and human lives—then offered hope for an alternative that would not only be cleaner, but also revitalize the U.S. economy.


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TAKING SAN DIEGO OFF-GRID: FILNER SHARES PLANS FOR REGIONAL ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND ULTIMATELY, UTILITY SERVICE OWNED BY THE PEOPLE

 

February 24, 2012 (San Diego) -- What if San Diego produced its own electricity with solar on rooftops and parking garage covers?  Imagine if San Diego became its own utility provider—instead of SDG&E.  

That’s exactly what Congressman and mayoral candidate Bob Filner proposed in a brainstorming session with top regional experts at part I of “Forging a Sustainable Future.”  (Part II takes place March 3-4 at San Diego State University. Filner will be among those speaking.)

The implications of his proposals are staggering.


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EMERALD OUTLINES STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY; PARTNER "TWEETS" THE NEWS


Part II of the Forging a Sustainable Future Conference will be held March 3 and 4 at San Diego State University.  For tickets and details click here. If you missed Part I of this important event, ECM is publishing a series of articles highlighting presentations by key speakers last November, starting with these colorful opening statements.

February 9, 2012 (San Diego) – Councilwoman Marti Emerald, a former TV consumer affairs journalist called on San Diegans to join with her in calling for sustainable practices here in our community, and around the world during Part I of United Green's Forging a Sustainable Future conference in November 2011. “This is survival, folks,” she said. 

She brought a surprise guest: Cassis, a green-winged macaw who joined her onstage during opening remarks to drive homeher message. "You won't find these in the wild," Emerald said. "Their habitat has been destroyed." 


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CAMELOT COMES TO EAST COUNTY: ROBERT KENNEDY JR. TO SPEAK AT GREEN SYMPOSIUM AT SDSU MARCH 3-4


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January 28, 2012 (San Diego)--Environmental law professor Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be the keynote speaker at UnitedGREEN’s second Forging a Sustainable Future Symposium March 3 and 4, 2012 at San Diego State University.


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UNITEDGREEN OFFERS 3 $1,000 PRIZES FOR STUDENT IDEAS


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FORGING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: A 2-PART EVENT TO CHANGE SAN DIEGO’S FUTURE, STARTS THIS WEEKEND AT QUALCOMM HQ

November 8, 2011 (San Diego)--UnitedGREEN’s Forging a Sustainable Future event series begins on November 12 and 13 at Irwin M. Jacobs Hall at Qualcomm Corporate Headquarters in Sorrento Valley. This two-part event covers a wide array of topics including green building, green job training, building sustainable communities, community redevelopment, renewable energy sources, community- centered architecture, and green transportation. The goal of the conference is to plan for economic, environmental, and cultural sustainability in the San Diego/Tijuana region. View video of ECM publisher Mark Hanson of Lakeside discussing this global event (click screen above).


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FORGING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: 2-PART CONFERENCE STARTS NOV. 12-13 IN SAN DIEGO: LT. GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM AMONG SPEAKERS

 

 Part 2 on March 3-4 to feature Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


 

November 3, 2011 (San Diego) – UnitedGREEN, a division of the nonprofit Heartland Coalition and sister organization of East County Magazine, will present Forging a Sustainable Future, a two-part conference that aspires to foster alliances between businesses, government and grassroots organizations to build a green future not only for San Diego, but our nation and the world.

 

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will keynote the event.


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