Green LAVA August meeting

For those who were able to make the Green LAVA meeting this morning, we had several very interesting speakers and varied topics. Stan Tomsic lead off with a review of California’s Water Distribution system and the environmental impacts of water being removed from the San Joaquin Delta.  For more info – San Joaquin Delta Overview and Working Draft of Conservation Stategy

We then learned about the City of LA’s Cleantech Incubator directly from the new Executive Director, Fred Walti.  And the morning finished up on a very interesting and informative talk about differences in US and EU green technology invention and adoption by a leading green entrepreneur, Gerry McCaughey.  The US is the leader in developing green tech and the EU is the leader in adopting green tech.  Gerry had some very acute and surprising insights into what drives these conditions on either side of the pond.

And before adjourning and continuing to network, we heard about upcoming Expos in Asia from the Kerry Bonner of El Camino College’s Center for International Trade Development and Julie Son of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council.

This morning’s event marked the one year anniversary of Green LAVA.  We have done a lot and heard a lot and promise to do even more.  Many thanks to Mike Miller for organizing, arranging and moderating the events.  And thanks to David Rice of Marcum Stonefield (our sponsor and host); Len Lanzi, Executive Director of LAVA, who provides support for these events; and, the membership of LAVA who participate in and benefit from these events.