Earth Stewardship Symposium

Earth Stewardship Symposium

2023 Earth Stewardship Symposium

The West Valley College Sustainability Committee invites you to the Annual Earth Stewardship Symposium on Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20 – Friday, April 21.

This event is free and open to all.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley.

Program Details

Event Time Location
“Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century,” Applying mathematical tools In sustainability with Eugene Fiorini, Founder and Director of Fiorini & Associates 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Online via Zoom
Event Time Location
Beyond Zero” Documentary Screening & Related Presentation
  • Film (82 min.): After a life-changing epiphany, the CEO of a global public company embarks on a high-stakes quest to eliminate all negative environmental impacts by 2020. To succeed, they must overcome deep skepticism, abandon the status quo, and ignite a new industrial revolution. Beyond Zero offers an inspirational roadmap for how business can reverse climate change.
  • Biomimicry & Business Presentation with Karen Schneider, Biomimicry Professional, FUNction Like Nature LLC presents Biomimicry & Business
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
Biology Student Poster Session with WVC Biology faculty Leticia Gallardo & Michelle Geary 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
30x30 California with Jason John, Policy Lead for Biodiversity and Habitat and 30x30 Initiative, California Natural Resources Agency
In October 2020, Governor Newsom signed his Nature Based Solutions Executive Order N-82-20, elevating the role of natural and working lands in the fight against climate change and advancing biodiversity conservation as an administration priority. As part of this Executive Order, California committed to the goal of conserving 30 percent of our lands and coastal waters by 2030.
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
Climate Science and Resilience of California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment (Fifth Assessment) with Elea Becker Lowe, Senior Planner
California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment (Fifth Assessment) is a suite of original research and tools describing the impacts and risks of climate change to equip communities and leaders across the state with the best available science to inform their adaption planning and decision-making processes.
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
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Nature Journaling Seminar, led by John Muir Laws 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Kirkorian Pavilion
Free Hosted Lunch – RSVP Requested 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Kirkorian Pavilion
Nature Walk with Heidi McFarland, Professor, WVC Park Management
Come explore the campus and Vasona Creek Trail. This walk is open to all, especially the disabled community & WVC’s DESP students.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Kirkorian Pavilion
Last Updated 4/7/23