There is hope for LA.
The CSO Strategic Taskforce brings together Chief Sustainability Officers from academic, business, government, and NGO institutions across LA County to focus on Southland sustainability as a whole. Programs include professional development and service learning. The Taskforce is a collaborative initiative with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz.
Taskforce members include Taskforce Chair Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, ArtCenter College of Design; Founding Principal Andy Shrader, Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy and Sustainability, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz; Founding Principal Eugene Shirley, President, Pando Populus; Founding Chair John Onderdonk, Director of Sustainability Programs, Caltech; Nadereh Afsharmanesh, VP of Sustainability and Education, ECOS; Scott Ammons, Outdoor Programs & Community Relations Manager, REI; Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Sustainability Officer, UCLA; Tim Brick, Executive Director, Arroyo Seco Foundation; Randy Britt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vanir Construction Management; Sasha Calder, Director of Sustainability, Beauty Counter / Counter Brands, LLC; John B. Cobb, Chair, Pando Populus and Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Robyn Eason, Senior Sustainability Planner, City of West Hollywood; Austin Eriksson, California State University – Northridge, Director of Energy & Sustainability; Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County; David Grannis, Managing Partner, Point C; Russell Greene, Chief Sustainability Officer (ret.), Cheesecake Factory; Dominique Hargreaves, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles; Christopher Hazen, Director of Corporate Development, Enovity Inc.; Dean Kubani, Chief Sustainability Officer (ret.), City of Santa Monica; Pablo La Roche, Cal Poly Pomona, Interim Director, Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, and Callison RTKL, Associate Vice President; Adam Lane, Vice President of Programs, Los Angeles Business Council; Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council; Loraine Lundquist, Lecturer, CSUN; Katherine Miller, Director of Campus Development, Facilities and Workplace Services and Chief Sustainability Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (former), and principal, KM3 Consulting; Dolores Mitch, MM, Maryknoll Sisters; Luis Navarro, Associate, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; Carrie Norton, founder, Green Business Base Camp; John Rego, Vice President Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, Sony Pictures; Craig Reiter, LA Metro, Senior Director, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability; Christopher Rhie, Urban Planner and Sustainability Strategist, BuroHappold Engineering; Linda Rogers, Marketing Director, Earthjustice; Marta Segura, Director, Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, Board of Public Works, City of Los Angeles; Sandy Skees, Global Lead, Innovation & Impact Practice, Porter Novelli; Ezra Silk, The Climate Mobilization, Director of Strategy and Policy; Jesse Smith, COO, Calarts; Mark Spears, Director, Sustainable Business Practices (ret.), Walt Disney Company; Michael Swords, VP Government Relations, LA Cleantech Incubator; Mike Wallace, Partner, ERM.
PANDO DAYS ’21
The most creative minds within higher ed tackle the biggest sustainability challenges facing Southern California.
PANDO DAYS 2019/20
A four-part series of events to harness the genius of LA County’s creative community for the most ambitious regional sustainability plan in the country.
Executive-level education and innovation for sustainable cities.