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Los Angeles County’s Sustainability Plan: Gearing Up Economic Opportunity and Jobs

July 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, and the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions invite you to join the Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office for a preview of the LA County Sustainability Plan and its potential to promote expanded and new business opportunities in the United States’ most populous county and the world’s third largest metropolitan economy.

A diverse group of business leaders, County officials, and economic and workforce development specialists from across California will examine the sustainability plan’s potential to drive economic and job growth. Join us to discuss how the plan will shape the future economy of LA County by accelerating demand for advanced transportation, renewable energy, energy efficient infrastructure, and urban greening while supporting strategic and inclusive workforce development practices.

Speakers Include:

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County, Second District
Senator Fran Pavley, Environmental Policy Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute
JR DeShazo, Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County
Wendy Butts, CEO, Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Sam Jammal, Senior Manager of Government Relations Western Region, BYD
Bob Keefe, Executive Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Mia Lehrer, President, Studio-MLA
Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council
Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council
Estelle Reyes, SVP, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Caroline Torosis, Program Manager, Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services

Parking, light refreshments, and a networking lunch will be provided.


July 17, 2019
12:00 am