Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences

We're excited about our next Green PM Seminar, coming up on Saturday, February 18! Our speaker is Hershow Al-Barazi, Building Systems Project Manager at the California Academy of Sciences.

Sustainability is often defined as meeting current human needs without endangering our descendants.

The California Academy of Sciences' mission to explore, explain, and protect the natural world compels the Academy to engage in scientific research relevant to sustainability, to raise public awareness about these urgent problems, and to minimize its own environmental impact. The Academy's green building signifies its commitment to sustainability. The culture and internal practices mirror that commitment in the areas of energy, water, waste management, transportation, purchasing, and food. Academy programs highlight the living world and its connection to the changing global environment.

As an organization, California Academy of Sciences is unique as the building that it sits in. It is a building that houses an Aquarium, Planetarium, an indoor Rainforest, Natural History Museum, Café and Restaurant, Research Laboratories, and millions of specimens in its Collections. The diversity of activities that occur within the Academy's walls provide significant challenges and a wealth of opportunities when thinking in terms of sustainable practices.

So join us on February 18 to hear all about this fascinating institution and building.

To register:

Visit http://www.pmi-sfbac.org/cde.cfm?event=377090.

Seminar series details:

The Green Project Management seminars are held at the Keller Graduate School's Daly City location from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon PDT on the third Saturday of each month. For more details and to register, visit the Project Management Institute San Francisco Bay Area Chapter website at www.pmi-sfbac.org/calendar.cfm or www.pmi-sfbac.org/calendarshowevents.cfm. These events are co-sponsored by the Keller Graduate School Sustainable Management MBA Program.

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