Green California Summit

10th Annual Green California Summit

summit2015b On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, the 10th Annual Green California Summit brought together leaders in the environmental community, allies, and legislative leaders.

Throughout the day, a wide variety of environmental advocates and allies shared strategies for the significant environmental issues coming up in 2015, as well as stories about past legislative successes. (The full agenda is available here as a PDF.)

One of the highlights of the Summit was the keynote speech by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, in which he highlighted his commitment to addressing climate change. Pro Tem de León’s speech focused on the connection between improving California’s environmental and economic health.

summit2015c As he stated, “Any efforts to undermine our climate change policies also undermines our global leadership and the future of our economy.”

Other speakers at the Summit included Wade Crowfoot, senior adviser to Governor Jerry Brown, as well as Assemblymembers Luis Alejo, Rob Bonta, Jimmy Gomez, and Marc Levine.


9th Annual Green California Summit

The 9th Annual Green California Summit, held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, brought together leaders in the environmental community, allies, and legislative leaders to plan for 2014. Together we addressed priority environmental issues including climate change, fracking, cleaner vehicles, and water quality and conservation.

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The Summit opened with thoughtful remarks from freshmen Assemblymembers Brian Dahle, Cristina Garcia, Lorena Gonzalez, and Mark Stone. During lunch California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird spoke about some of the urgent environmental challenges California is facing, including the drought, and how the Natural Resources Agency is working to address these issues. And throughout the day, environmental advocates and allies shared strategies for the big environmental issues coming up this year, as well as stories about past legislative successes. (The full agenda is available here as a PDF.)

Summit Crowd

View photos from the 2014 Summit and Reception on Facebook.

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8th Annual Green California Summit

The 8th Annual Green California Summit, held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, brought together leaders in the environmental community, allies, and legislative leaders to plan for 2013. Together we addressed priority issues including climate change, renewable energy, environmental protections, and water quality and access.Latino Poll Panel Cropped

The Summit featured perspectives from environmental advocates, legislators, and Administration representatives. Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy, delivered an inspiring keynote address. Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, State Senator Ricardo Lara, and State Senator Michael Rubio also addressed the summit. (The full agenda is available as a PDF here.)

The Green California Legislator Reception was held at The Mix Downtown immediately following the Summit. Summit attendees, allies, and legislators attended the reception.View photos from the 2013 Summit on Flickr.

For more information on Green California, please contact Rebecca Saltzman at rsaltzman@ecovote.org or 510-844-0226.

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