2014 Highlights

Morning and Afternoon Sessions Schedule of Presentations:  Click HerePDF File Opens in new window
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"Encroachment" CSUF Student Artwork
"The Art of Sustainability"
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Art students from CSUF created pieces that addressed issues of sustainability that they cared about.  Click the link for the artworks, along with descriptions by the students who created them.


Evening Honorariums

Kyle ThiermannKyle Thiermann
Surfing for Change
Pro Surfer, Philanthropist
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Catch the passion to affect change! Kyle Thiermann, a pro surfer, budding philanthropist and entrepreneur has boldly become part of the solution to our environmental crisis with his documentary series Surfing For Change. His power to connect and captivate the attention of young people is unparalleled, and he shares with audiences the ways that their simple daily decisions can benefit their local economies and the environment. Recipient of the Peter Benchley Blue Vision Youth Award and the Brower Youth Award, Thiermann inspires the next generation to take control and change the world!

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Jerry MeralJerry Meral
California Water Resources
Natural Heritage Institute, Director of the California Water Program
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Dr. Gerald H. Meral is Natural Heritage Institute's (NHI) Director of California Water Programs.  He was the Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources, and Director of the Western Water Program at the Environmental Defense Fund.  Dr. Meral served on the boards of directors of the National Wildlife Federation, Restore Hetch Hetchy, Sierra Fund, Berkeley Ecology Center, and other conservation organizations.  He has a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California.


Beth KarlinBeth Karlin
Psychology of Sustainability
UC Irvine, School of Social Ecology
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Beth Karlin founded and directs the Transformational Media Lab at UC Irvine. She studies the psychology of leveraging technology for social change. Current projects investigate eco-feedback, documentary film, and digital activism. Beth has over a dozen peer-reviewed publications and speaks regularly to diverse audiences from academic conferences to film festivals.