Event Highlight: Carbon Drawdown BERCshop at UC Berkeley

On Monday, October 27th, the UC Berkeley Energy and Resource Collaborative ("BERC"), will be hosting a carbon-negative themed "BERCshop" on the Berkeley campus. For the event, special guests David Addison and Amanda Ravenhill (bios, below) will deliver TED-style talks on drawing down carbon emissions, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. David and Amanda will speak about the systemic and sometimes unexpected carbon emission reduction and removal solutions that are being implemented and developed today. Their conversation will highlight the "all of the above" nature of the solutions that can lead us to "drawdown" -- the point at which greenhouse gases in our atmosphere begin to decline.

Feel free to leave any questions you'd like the panelists to discuss in the comments section, and hope to see folks on Monday!

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 27th - 6PM-7:30PM

Where: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Where: berccarbondrawdown.eventbrite.com


Amanda Joy Ravenhill is the Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a new initiative with Paul Hawken that is looking comprehensively at climate solutions and describing the path to 'drawdown' - the point at which carbon in the atmosphere begins to decline. She is a Professor of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School, where she teaches sustainability, systems thinking and environmental and social justice to MBA and MPA candidates, Co-Founder of The Hero Hatchery, a nationally recognized fellowship for climate activists, established expert and speaker in the field of Biochar, formerly head of business partnerships at 350.org and an Americorp Fellow. She is inspired by the life of Buckminster Fuller and his goal to "make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage to anyone."

David Addison works at Virgin where he manages the Virgin Earth Challenge, works with colleagues on some of Virgin’s People and Planet activities, such as Virgin StartUp and the Virgin Racing Formula E team, and also the occasional Special Project. His undergraduate studies in Physical Geography (BSc, first-class) focused on earth system science, especially environmental and climatic change, alongside environmental economics, biodiversity, ecology and global development. He also holds an MSc in Environmental Technology, specialising in Energy Policy, from Imperial College London.