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Professor, Geosciences and Hydroclimatology, Oregon State University

Anne Nolin has designed her life so that she can bike where she needs to go, which is a lifestyle she hopes to pass on to the next generation. As a Professor of Geosciences...
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Author, Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow

Porter Fox wants to save skiing, but more importantly he wants skiers to save the world. As the author of Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow, Fox captured the 8...
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Founder and CEO, Protect Our Winters

Jeremy Jones is optimistic to see the big resorts joining the discussion on snowcap melt. As the Founder and CEO of Protect Our Winters, Jones aims to engage and mobilize the...
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President, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jerry Blann faces an interesting challenge: operating an efficient resort in a large energy-producing state. As President of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Blann has...
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President and CEO, Whistler Blackcomb

Dave Brownlie takes sustainability very seriously. As President and CEO of Whistler Blackcomb, Brownlie is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision of the corporation...
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President and CEO, Aspen/Snowmass

Mike Kaplan believes that people are accustomed to adapting. As President and CEO of Aspen/Snowmass, Kaplan's goal is to allow the resort to stay in business forever. His...
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Research Scientist, Smithsonian Institution/Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Mary Hagedorn makes the case that every second breath we take is created by an organism from the ocean. As a Research Scientist at the National Zoological Park, Hagedorn is a...
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Director, Center for the Blue Economy, Monterey Institute for International Studies

Jason Scorse is passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle, not just preaching it. As the Director of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of...
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President, The Maritime Alliance, San Diego

Michael Jones believes that floating desalination plants make perfect sense. As the Director of the Maritime Alliance in San Diego, Jones aims to develop blue jobs by...
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California Advocacy Director, National Resources Defense Council

Annie Notthoff believes that lessons learned in California will spread beyond the state's borders. As Director of the National Resources Defense Council's California Advocacy...
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Senator, California State Senate

Fran Pavley sees the amount of new renewable energy businesses in California as an incredible success story. As a California State Senator, Pavley's top priorities include...
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Sally Jewell sees her job as protecting the history and culture of places that are too special to develop. As the United States Secretary of the Interior, Jewell serves as...
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Adjunct Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

Bob Wilkinson believes that many opportunities remain to use water efficiently, even if just by changing the plumbing. As an Adjunct Professor at the Bren School of...
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Water Program Coordinator, The Pacific Institute

Heather Cooley sees that there's still plenty of potential for Californians to be more efficient with their water. As the Water Program Coordinator for the Pacific Institute...
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Manager of Water Policy and Strategy, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Brandon Goshi believes that California's economy will benefit once the agricultural sector invests in alternative technologies to promote water-use efficiency. As the Manager...
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Executive Director, California Water Foundation

Lester Snow believes that we're moving in the direction of disclosure when it comes to the use of groundwater during the fracking process. As the Executive Director for the...
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack is focused on making sure the U.S. is in a position to adapt and mitigate in the face of food shortages. As the Secretary of Agriculture for the United States...
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U.S. Trade Reprentative

Michael Froman believes in maintaining a level playing field when it comes to international trading. As United States Trade Representative, Froman is President Obama’s...
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Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

As the chief sustainability officer for the City of Los Angeles. Lauren Faber O’Connor is driving the implementation of Mayor Garcetti’s landmark LA’s Green New Deal, a...
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Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Andrew McAllister believes that social ties will shift the culture and evolve us in the direction of creating lasting change. As Commissioner for the California Energy...

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