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CSUSM to host ‘Economic Growth Through Emissions Reductions’

Press Release | By Eric Breier

San Marcos, CA – California State University San Marcos is hosting the symposium “Economic Growth Through Emissions Reductions,” a forum to discuss how we achieve economic benefits through reduced emissions, on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Major General Anthony Jackson, USMC, (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker for the event, which also includes two panel discussions.

The event is from 7-11:30 a.m. in CSUSM’s University Student Union ballroom. Admission and parking are free.

Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall and Dr. Patricia Prado-Olmos, CSUSM’s vice president of Community Engagement, will provide welcome remarks. Mike Cully, San Diego North Economic Development Council CEO, and Francisco Urtasun, regional vice president of external affairs, Sempra Services Corporation, will provide closing remarks.

The first panel, “How do we get there?” will be moderated by Shelly Murphy, director of programs, Center for Sustainable Energy. Confirmed panelists include Michael Clemson, energy manager, CSU; Jennifer Ferreira, environmental director, OPTEC; Peder Norby, transportation and sustainability consultant; and Desmond Wheatley, president and CEO, Envision Solar International, Inc.

The second panel, “How do we benefit?” will be moderated by Dr. Todd Elvins, state coordinator and lead of National Speakers’ Bureau, Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Confirmed panelists include Jason Anderson, CEO, Cleantech San Diego; Michael Bream, CEO EV West; Kevin Weinberg, commercial solar sales manager, Baker Electric Solar; and George Weir, president and CEO, Weir Asphalt.


What: Symposium on Economic Growth Through Emissions Reductions

When: 7-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Where: USU Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

Cost: Free

Parking: Free

Information: Click here for information or to register


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls nearly 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.