In 2013, Marybel Batjer was appointed the first Secretary of California’s California Government Operations Agency. She joins CalEPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez and Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Secretary Anna Caballero as a co-chair of the 2014 Green California Summit. In a Green Technology interview, she talks about her new agency and the role it plays in greening state government. Click here.
As Commander of the Navy Region Southwest, retired Rear Admiral Len Hering developed groundbreaking programs in energy, water and waste management, setting standards that influenced practices throughout the Department of Defense. Now serving as the Executive Director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, he discusses central the central challenges of sustainability and strategies that can ensure the long-term security of finite resources.
California cities and counties are demonstrating leadership by adopting policies and programs that support sustainability, and the diversity and range of these activities brightens the future of their communities. The Beacon Awards, a program of the Institute for Local Government, recognize programs that are successfully addressing climate change. Click here.