Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Events: 2008

FILM--"Silent Killer: The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger," discussion led by David Lobell »

December 11, 2008 7:00 pm PST

Food Series / Silent Killer: The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger (film) followed by a discussion led by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Center Fellow, David Lobell.

Conradin von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture: Vinod Khosla, Khosla VenturesIt's About Maintech, not Cleantech »

November 17, 2008 5:30 pm PST

The world cannot simply conserve its way out of the current environmental and energy crises, warned venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.  Instead it must create technology alternatives that are both affordable and widely accepted by consumers across...

Addressing Social, Environmental & Community Concerns in Large-Scale Global Development Projects »

October 6, 2008 12:00 pm PDT

Addressing Social, Environmental & Community Concerns in Large-Scale Global Development Projects

GCEP Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Workshop »

August 26, 2008 8:00 am PDT

As part of its assessment activity to identify new areas for fundamental research leading to energy-related technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) held a two-day workshop on Non-CO2...

Powering the Future with Sustainable Energy Prof. Stacey Bent »

August 21, 2008 7:30 pm PDT

Meeting the world’s growing energy needs in a sustainable fashion is one of the most pressing problems of our time. Although there are a growing number of possibilities on the horizon for renewable and clean energy, many scientific and...

Global Warming and Marine Life: Who's in 'Hot Water" & Why Prof. George Somero »

July 30, 2008 3:00 pm PDT

Studies of animals from temperate and tropical rocky intertidal ecosystems and the Antarctic Ocean are helping us understand what species are most threatened by warming, and what underlying physiological and molecular mechanisms set their thermal...

Global Warming: How Do We Manage the Risks? Dr. Stephen Schneider »

July 24, 2008 7:00 pm PDT

There is strong consensus that the earth's growing population, as it demands higher standards of living and uses cheap, available technologies (e.g. burning coal, and driving gas-consuming large automobiles), will cause the carbon dioxide...

Energy Crossroads Conference: From Vision to Action »

April 30, 2008 8:00 am PDT

A conference devoted to exploring ways to broaden the use of clean, sustainable energy will take place April 30 and May 1 at Stanford University. Energy Crossroads, a student organization founded at Stanford that aims to reduce society's...

Water and the Developing World »

April 12, 2008 8:00 am PDT

Water is an essential human need, yet over one billion people live without access to an improved water supply. Water—and insufficient access to it—affects all aspects of development, including agricultural productivity, health, business,...

Sustainable Places: Leadership in the Public and Private Sectors »

March 4, 2008 8:00 am PST

Stanford will mark the grand opening of the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, its most dramatic statement to date on sustainable building, with a symposium, "Sustainable Places: Leadership in the Public and...

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