Women in Green Forum
Hunter Lovins awarded with Care2Impact Award & Keynote talk
- Triple Pundit “3rd Annual Women in Green Forum Returns to Santa Monica to Unite International Environmental Leaders for Two Days” (by Nick Aster) 26 July 2012
“3rd Annual Women in Green Forum Returns to Santa Monica to Unite International Environmental Leaders for Two Days”
(by Nick Aster)
26 July 2012
The Women In Green Forum will take place at the Santa Monica Sheraton Delfina to celebrate the 3rd annual gathering of an international audience of environmental leaders, including corporate executives, academic researchers, technology developers, and clean tech financiers. The Forum also includes participation from regulatory agencies involved in developing the policies and legislation which will further the development and propagation of green technologies on our roads, in our homes and at our schools.
L. Hunter Lovins will be honored with a Care2 Impact Award and be named a Women In Green Forum Trailblazer during the highly anticipated keynote luncheon. The Care2 Impact Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding impact in sustainability, human rights, animal welfare, women’s rights, and other issues that make the world a better place.
As President of Natural Capitalism Solutions and co-creator of the Natural Capitalism concept, L. Hunter Lovins works with businesses, governments and organizations to implement this profitable approach to developing sustainable businesses and communities. She has been at the cutting edge of environmental thinking for the past 30 years. Ms. Lovins is also co-author of ‘Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution,’ it’s sequel ‘The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass’ as well as of eleven other books and dozens of papers focusing on sustainable development. Ms. Lovins has been recognized with the Mitchell Prize, the Right Livelihood Award, and the Lindbergh Award for Environment and Technology. In 2000, she was named a “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine, in 2009 a “Green Business Icon” by Newsweek, and in 2012 awarded the Rachel Carson Award by the Audubon Society. Hunter has briefed numerous heads of state, served as advisor to the energy minister of Afghanistan and is currently advising the Prime Minister of Bhutan on transforming the global economic paradigm away from gross national product to gross national happiness.
“Thank goodness for Hunter Lovins. She cares deeply about our planet, and has that powerful combination of creativity, savvy and tenacity to make a difference. We’re honored to present her with the Care2 Impact Award for her lifelong commitment to making a positive impact on the world” announced Randy Paynter, Founder and President of Care2.
As a Care2 Impact Award recipient and Women In Green Forum Trailblazer honoree, Ms. Lovins will draw from her extensive background to deliver a visionary general session address at the 2012 Women In Green Form, discussing the business case for sustainability and how innovation can solve the pressing environmental and social issues that face our planet.
“We are thrilled that L. Hunter Lovins will accept the Care2 Impact Award and be named a Women In Green Forum Trailblazer at the 3rd Annual Women In Green Forum,” said Jaime Nack, Executive Director of the Forum and President of Three Squares Inc., an environmental consulting firm responsible for developing the conference. “The Women In Green Forum’s mission is to celebrate environmental innovators like Ms. Lovins and create a community of such leaders to inspire future generations toward environmental career paths.”
In addition to Ms. Lovins’ highly anticipated general session address, the 2012 Women In Green Forum will offer a dynamic lineup of skill-building workshops and keynote presentations. Featured speakers include Denise Coogan, who will discuss the path to zero waste at Subaru, and Princess Lucaj, who will express the environmental philosophy of the Gwich’in Steering Committee – one of the oldest indigenous grassroots organizations in Alaska. The Forum will also feature clean technology exhibits and an exclusive Ride and Drive, where attendees will have the opportunity to test drive emerging clean vehicles including the Mitsubishi i-Miev. Sponsors for this year’s event include the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), an air pollution control agency for Southern California, committed to protecting the health of residents while remaining sensitive to business.
**About The Women In Green Forum**
The Women In Green Forum, produced by Three Squares Inc., is the premier conference for professionals from all aspects of the environmental industry to discuss the latest clean tech innovations, develop powerful professional networks, and build upon each other’s successes. The Forum is the largest international conference for women in environmental careers. For more information on the Women in Green Forum and to view a complete agenda, please visit http://www.womeningreenforum.com.