DUBLIN — Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause.
The government imposed taxes on most of the fossil fuels used by homes, offices, vehicles and farms, based on each fuel’s carbon dioxide emissions, a move that immediately drove up prices for oil, natural gas and kerosene. Household trash is weighed at the curb, and residents are billed for anything that is not being recycled. ... Read more about Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even Greener
Masada co-founded SanDiego350 and serves on SD350's Steering Committee and Public Policy Team. She has over 20 years of experience in activism and campaign management. She also served as co-chair of Sierra Club San Diego's Climate Change Committee in 2011-2014, and was Sierra Club Volunteer of the Year in 2012. ... Read more about Masada Disenhouse
Nicola leads implementation of The San Diego Foundation’s Climate Initiative, working with donors, nonprofits, and business and government partners to help spur action to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions and deepen community awareness about the local impacts of climate change. Before joining The Foundation, Nicola was a field office manager with a multi-year World Bank research project in rural Malawi, exploring connections between education, income, and health outcomes. ... Read more about Nicola Hedge
Executive Director - San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
Andy Hanshaw, MPA, has been Executive Director at the SDCBC since July of 2011. He is also the founder and organizer of the annual Bike The Bay community bike ride that takes place each August in San Diego. A career nonprofit and development professional, he has led efforts to help small businesses working with Business Improvement Districts in San Diego and Portland, Oregon and he also led fundraising efforts for the recently completed San Diego State University Alumni Center. ... Read more about Andy Hanshaw
Director of Environmental Technologies - Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Nicole oversees the strategy and execution of sustainability initiatives across the company, including energy and greenhouse gas management and reporting, energy efficiency and electronic-waste reduction, employee engagement and stakeholder-awareness. She spends much of her time collaborating with engineers innovating around the energy efficiency, productivity and carbon intensity of Akamai’s global Intelligent Cloud Platform which represents 90% of Akamai’s environmental impact. ... Read more about Nicole Peill-Moelter
Eric Lane, the founder and principal of Green Patent Law, is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in San Diego, California. With both a life sciences degree and recognized expertise in green technology, Eric has a deep understanding of a range of technologies including renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software. ... Read more about Eric Lane