Event Details

Voices Seminar: Terry Tamminen, CEO Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

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Lewis Hall (RGL) (Map)

The California Experience Goes Global


Student Reception: 5:00 PM

RSVP to richard@usc.edu for location


Abstract:  In this presentation, former CalEPA Secretary Terry Tamminen examines California sustainability policies that succeeded in the state (including “lessons learned” and setbacks), but which also became models around the globe for advancing environmental protection and “green” economic development. He will also present a roadmap for policies and projects that could simultaneously save endangered species (and their habitats), address climate change, and create the biggest wealth-generating opportunity of the 21stCentury.


Bio: Terry Tamminen is the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, former CalEPA Secretary appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger and co-founder of the R20 Regions of Climate Action to implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects that can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy.


Sponsored by: USC Center for Sustainability Solutions

Co-sponsored by:

Environmental Student Assembly,

Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy,

and The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies