Conference tackles environmental issues

April 2, 2009 12:41:27 PM PDT
A group of environmentalists, Nobel laureates, chief executives, philanthropists, venture capitalists and others will be at Fort Baker today and Friday to talk about environmental issues.

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The conference, which is called "Turning the Tide," marks the first gathering sponsored by the Institute at the Golden Gate, which is a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service.

The program will include panels, interviews, lectures and roundtable discussions focused on sustainability, business, technology, philanthropy, media, education and the arts.

Organizers say that confirmed participants include Goldman Prize winner Julia Bonds, Google executive director Larry Brilliants, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy, historian David Kennedy, climate scientist Stephen Schneider and Fortune Magazine senior editor David Kirkpatrick.

The event is being held at Cavallo Point - the Lodge at the Golden Gate, which is the National Park Service's newest national park lodge.

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