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The Business Case for Sustainable Development
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Dr. Petersen is a specialist in strategic policy and planning and has expertise that spans the management paradigm. As Faculty at Marshal Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University, Dr. Petersen teaches Strategy and General Management and conducts research in the areas of strategy, executive management, corporate governance, social responsibility and social/environmental management. Dr. Petersen has a PhD in Strategy and Sustainable Development, a Master of Science in Energy and Environmental Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular, Microbial Biology (CMMBI) and Zoology.
Glen Schmidt is the founding principal of the Schmidt Design Group, Inc. a 27-year-old landscape architectural
and planning firm headquartered in San Diego. With an emphasis on sustainable design, his firm has won more than
75 local, state, national and international awards for design excellence including 8 local Orchid Awards. He is
currently Co-Chair of the Conservation Action Committee in San Diego and Trustee for the American Society of
Landscape Architects, San Diego.! He will discuss his perspective on the current state of our landscapes in San Diego,
share recent project examples of sustainable design, and discuss factors influencing long term change..
In March of 2007, Good Earth Plant Company's Jim Mumford demonstrated how to create a green roof specifically designed for San Diego, while monitoring reduced energy usage and storm water runoff; an endeavor that was virtually unheard of in San Diego's arid climate. Good Earth's Green Roof sits on a 1,850 square foot building, and covers approximately 1,700 square feet with vegetation. Using an extensive green roof system (about 3" of growing media), California and Southwest native plants were installed, with species such as cacti, succulents, grasses, sun roses, desert marigolds and beach primroses.
Marian Marum has practiced Landscape Architecture in the San Diego area since 1979, establishing the firm of MARUM PARTNERSHIP. This San Diego-based landscape architecture firm specializes in civic and community facilities, urban redevelopment, corporate office parks, educational and medical campus projects, as well as military and transportation projects. During her fifteen years as a leader in a Woman Business Enterprise, her firm has excelled in the design of user-oriented "people spaces" in both the public and private sectors in Southern California.
Pamela G. Marrone, Ph.D. - Innovations in Bio-Pesticides The demand for bio-pesticides is rising steadily in all parts of the world due to public awareness of environmental issues and the improved quality and performance they can provide. Pam Marrone will discuss how this change in consumer demand is changing the science of pesticides, and what we may see in the future. Dr. Marrone is currently CEO and Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company she started in 2006 to discover and develop natural products that fill unmet needs for pest, weed and plant disease management. She has a B.S. in entomology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University.
George holds an MA degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, England, and a BS in Horticulture from the University of Bath, England. He heads his own firm, with a rich portfolio of project types, specializing in plant survival within coastal marine and desert environments – emphasizing tolerance to both salinity and drought. His work has been published in such journals as Stormwater, and Erosion Control as well as CLCA and San Diego Home / Garden magazines.
Stanley holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has directed his own firm for over 30 years – addressing a wide-range of planning, urban and building design projects, consistently emphasizing integration of energy conservation and overall sustainability issues in the firm’s work. Over three-dozen design awards and professional commendations have been conferred for the body of this work, which has seen special exhibition in the Oakland Museum of California and PG&E Energy Centers – San Francisco and Sacramento.
In 2005, Mr Caputo was awarded the SANDEE (Energy Excellence) award from the California Center for Sustainable Energy for the most energy sustainable home built in San Diego County. From 2007 to 2008, he became a voting member of the Energy Working Group of SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) that is San Diego’s Regional Planning Agency. He wrote Hitting the Wall: a Vision of a Secure Energy Future published in Dec. 2008. This book examines how efficient and renewable energy can help meet our challenging climate change goals
B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut Ph.D. Brown University Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology; University of Southern California
Horticultural experience: 6 years of Garden Column writing. “Mountain Greenery” which appeared monthly in 3 newspapers 4 years of teaching Gardening classes 8 years of Garden Consultation 10 years of collaboration on the Julian Daffodil Project 4 years of collaboration on the Julian Daffodil Show Master Gardening Training and 4 years as a San Diego County Master Gardener. Consultant on the 2007 Sunset Western Garden Book
The horticultural staff of the UC Davis Arboretum have identified 100 tough, reliable plants that have been tested in the Arboretum, are easy to grow, don’t need a lot of water, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding qualities in the garden. UC Davis horticulture specialist, Karrie Reid, will discuss some of these plants, the research, and experimentation that goes into the selection of these all-stars.