Waoos For Sustainability Professional Panels

Christie Julien – April 18th, 2018

Wahoos for Sustainability
Sustainability Homecoming: Alumni Panels for the University Community
Rotunda West Oval Room | 2:00 – 4:00 PM, April 21st, 2018

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Removing the last hurdles to the inevitable
Once upon a time, only engineers and environmentalists loved renewable energy and energy efficiency. Over the past few years there has been a Sea Change. Technology continues to improve while costs have plummeted. Today, the smart financial thing to do is also the right thing to do! Businesses, homeowners, and institutions, including our beloved UVA, are embracing both RE and EE. Nevertheless, hurdles persist in the realms of energy market structure, public policy, and financing, and these hurdles must be overcome to enable RE and EE to reach their revolutionary potential. Come hear from Wahoo Alumni Experts talk about what is next in the energy revolution.

Panel
• Sandy Reisky, Founder/Chief Strategy Officer, Apex Clean Energy; Founder, Gen180
• Abby Johnson, President, Abacus Property Solutions
• Danny Van Clief, COO, Coronal Energy
• Will Cleveland, Energy Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center (Moderator)

Environmental Policy and Advocacy,
We have been training for just this moment With the outcome of the Presidential Election of 2016, the world of environmental policy and advocacy shifted dramatically. The Federal Administration has in many ways stepped back. Into this vacuum, nonprofits, cities, states, businesses, and other institutions have stepped forward to advocate for and shape environmental policy. Come hear from Wahoo Alumni Experts who
are leading the charge to protect our natural environment.

Panel
• Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, US Climate Action Network
• Rick Middleton, Founder and Executive Director, Southern Environmental Law Center
• Lisa Manley, Senior Director, Sustainability Engagement & Partnerships at Mars, Inc.
• Elizabeth Beauvais, Corporate Sustainability Consultant (Moderator)