Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series – An Evening with Gary Griggs, 7/18/18

An Evening with Gary Griggs
 July 18, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Environmental Nature Center

Free and open to all.

Gary Griggs is Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences at the University
of California, Santa Cruz.  His speciality is the study of diverse ways in which
coastal hazards affect human settlement and the development of the coastal region.  His most recent book is Coasts in Crisis:  A Global Challenge.  The coast of California has been his home for most of his life.  Almost half of the planet’s population now live in what is broadly defined as the coastal zone.  People are increasingly impacting this often-fragile meeting place of land, sea, and air—one of the most dynamic and constantly changing environments on Earth.

Natural processes or hazards have in recent years brought coastal regions greater yearly losses and damage.  Recent examples include Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami (2011), and Superstorm Sandy (2012).  All shorelines are also experiencing a rising sea-level, which is causing coastal erosion and flooding.

With about 150 million people around the world living within three-feet of high tide, and hundreds of millions more within a few more feet, future sea-level rise may well be one of the great challenges facing human civilization.  The trends are all pointing in the wrong direction.

Gary Griggs will present the entire coastal zone in global perspective as a region under threat.  Specifically relevant to California, Professor Griggs will focus on the question:  “Where do we go from here?” As he wrote in Coasts in Crisis,  the future choices we make about our coasts and oceans are decisions about who we are, what we value, what kind of world we want to live in—the world our children and grandchildren will inherit.  The stakes are very high.

This lecture is part of the Strengthening Coasts for a Resilient Future workshop, July 18 & 19, 2018.  To see the entire program, click here.

4/19/18- ‘Homelessness in Orange County’, A Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series event


Homelessness in Orange County: The Demographics, Causes, Costs and Solutions

April 19, 2018/ 7-9 PM
Location: Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering

 

 

Agenda

7:00 pm – Welcoming Remarks

  • Judith Stepan-Norris, Vice Provost, Academic Planning, UC Irvine
  • Nancy Gardner, Orange County River Park

7:05 pm – Introduction to Cost Study

  • Carla Vargas, O.C. United Way

7:10 pm – The Characteristics, Causes and Costs of Homelessness in Orange County

  • David A. Snow and Rachel Goldberg, Department of Sociology, UC Irvine

7:35 pm – Housing Alternatives and Solutions

  • Helen Cameron, Jamboree Housing
  • Margie Wakeham, Families Forward
  • Kathi Bowman, WISEPlace

7:50 pm – The Politics and Impacts of Homelessness

  • Richard Matthew, Associate Dean, Social Ecology & Director-Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, UC Irvine
  • Noberto Santana, Jr., Voice of O.C.

8:10 pm – The View from Newport Beach and Beyond

  • Councilman Jeff Herdman, City of Newport Beach
  • Officer Tony Yim, City of Newport Beach Police Department
  • Mayor Don Wagner, City of Irvine

8:35– United to End Homelessness Initiative

  • Carla Vargas, O.C. United Way

8:45 pm Questions and Answers

9:00 pm – Reception

Click here for printable program

Empowering Sustainability Gathering at UCI – 7/17/17 and 7/18/17

Sorry, we have reached room capacity for this event and registration is closed. Questions?: jzanotto@uci.edu

The 7th annual Empowering Sustainability Gathering is a week-long series of presentations, workshops, and discussions that promote idea development, capacity building, networking, peer support, and programmatic resource exchange for emerging leaders in global sustainability.

As part of the Empowering Sustainability Gathering, fellows and guest speakers give presentations that are open to the public:

DATE AND TIME:
Monday July 17, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday July 18, 9:00am – 12:00pm