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Environmental Activism: What Can I Do?

Sunday, October 16, 2022 21 Tishrei 5783

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Panel with CBJ Members Making a Difference

Join  our new Environmental Activism Committee at our kickoff event. We'll have a nosh, panel and discussion. Meeting in the CBJ Sukkah followed by a short Sukkot service.

Brett Ehrlich, along with his wife and daughter, have been members of CBJ for 25 years.   Brett is concerned about the impacts of climate change on our world and has recently begun volunteering as a climate activist.  This summer he became a Climate Reality Leader and received training delivered by former Vice President Al Gore.  Brett is currently on a journey to make a positive impact on the climate and is excited about the opportunities to partner with others at CBJ to have a broader impact. 

Andy Karsner is an American technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and energy and environmental policymaker.  He was most recently Managing Partner at Emerson Collective, where he founded and led Elemental, its environmental practice. He is a Senior Strategist at Precourt Energy Scholar at Stanford University. From 2006 to 2008, Karsner served in the United States Department of Energy as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He is a recipient of the “President's Award” from the United States Green Building Council and top honors from the United States Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy.

Janine Zacharia and her husband Jeremy Bailenson have been CBJ members since 2011. Janine is the Carlos Kelly Lecturer in the Department of Communication in Stanford University, where she teaches news reporting and writing fundamentals and foreign correspondence. Before coming to Stanford, Janine reported on Israel, the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy for close to two decades including stints as Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the Washington Post and State Department correspondent for Bloomberg News. Her piece on installing a greywater system and exploring why so few incentives are offered by the state and local jurisdictions appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. 

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