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Climate Leaders Meeting: Agenda

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December 3-5, 2007
Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado

Monday, December 3, 2007

Introduction to the Climate Leaders Program for New Partners: A Q&A introductory session on GHG inventories and goal-setting

  • Manuel Oliva, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA
  • Bella Tonkonogy, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA (PDF) (27 pp, 1.3 MB)

Welcome Reception in Mezzanine – Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome Address

  • Robert E. Roberts, Regional Administrator, Region 8, U.S. EPA

Climate Leaders Program Update

  • Jim Sullivan, Director, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA (PDF) (20 pp, 824K)

Review of 2007 State and Federal Policy Developments

  • Reid Harvey, Chief, Program Integration Branch, U.S. EPA (PDF) (17 pp, 213K)
  • James Martin, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Progress Reports from Climate Leaders Partners

Depart for Site Tours

Choice of Ball Aerospace, Coors Brewery, EPA Region 8 HQ Green Building, or National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Optional Group Dinner at Bacaro Venetian Taverna

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit

Morning Breakout Sessions:

Cutting-Edge Energy Management Practices

  • Moderator: Manuel Oliva, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA
  • Heather Tansey, Senior Scientist, Environmental Initiatives & Sustainability, 3M (PDF) (21 pp, 592K)
  • Bruce Wallington, Senior Director, EHS External Affairs, Merck & Co.

Financial Mechanisms for Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Projects

  • Moderator: Leslie Cordes, Chief, Energy Supply & Industry Branch, U.S. EPA (PDF) (5 pp, 101K)
  • Clay G. Nesler, Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc. (PDF) (13 pp, 433K)
  • Scott Stallard, Senior Business Manager and Ray Nocella, Manager of Facilities Engineering, Lockheed Martin (PDF) (11 pp, 618K)

Capitalizing on Incentives for On-Site Renewables

Next Frontier: Supply Chain Carbon Management

Climate Technology: Near-term and Long-term Solutions

Luncheon – Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation

Partner Recognition Event Announcement of GHG Reduction Goal Achievers, Goal Setters, and New Partners

  • Senior EPA Official

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Should You Go Carbon Neutral?

  • Moderator: Bella Tonkonogy, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA
  • Stephen J. Myers, VP and Practice Leader, Environmental Risk Management Practice, Thomas Rutherfoord, Inc. (PDF) (24 pp, 859K)
  • Lindell Sneed, Manager, Environmental Programs, Abbott (PDF) (22 pp, 694K)
  • Discussion of EPA Carbon Neutral Goals & EPA Offsets Guidances

A Moving Target: Tackling GHGs from Transportation

  • Moderator: Sarah Froman, SmartWay Transport Partnership, U.S. EPA (PDF) (12 pp, 467K)
  • Tom Estock, Corporate Environmental Manager, Quad/Graphics (PDF) (17 pp, 521K)
  • Kevin J. Igli, Senior Vice President & Chief EH&S Officer, Tyson Foods (PDF) (6 pp, 136K)

Data Center Efficiency

Innovations in Implementing Employee GHG Reduction Initiatives

Feedback and Strategic Planning: Next Steps for Climate Leaders Discussion questions provided in advance


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