Ask the Experts- Harnessing Plants:

A Global Impact Initiative - October 18 -5:30 p.m.

A Panel Discussion on Utilizing the Power of Plants

to Tackle Human CO2 Emissions with The Salk Institute’s

Plant Biology Faculty Members

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In this installment of the Harvard Club of San Diego’s Speaker Series, held at the La Jolla Country Day School, we will engage in an exciting panel discussion with world-class faculty members from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies’ new Center for Sustainability.  Salk’s Plant Biology Faculty members and their research teams have pioneered a new class of optimized coastal and terrestrial plants that are astoundingly efficient at capturing and sequestering carbon.  These “ideal” plants utilize biologically-based cork in their roots to trap carbon and can simultaneously act as protein-rich crops and capture a whopping estimated 25% of excess human carbon emissions, thus tackling two of our current world-wide challenges to create a more sustainable future.
 

Join us to learn firsthand how scientific action is part of the solution to address the planet’s increasing challenges of a growing world population, increased CO2 emissions, decreases in usable land for agriculture, and the looming concerns regarding climate change. 
 

pic-6Moderated by Mark Ellis, S.B. ‘92

Chief of Corporate Strategy,

Sempra Energy




Date:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Reception:   5:30 p.m.

Lecture and Q&A:   6:00 p.m.

Location: The Community Hall at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Ticket Prices:  $10 for HCSD members. $15 for non-members

 No cost to high school students or faculty and staff (but please "purchase" a complimentary ticket from our website).

Light appetizers and beverages will be served.
 

Any questions?  Please reach out to Pablo Hollstein at pablohcsd@gmail.com

When:

5:30PM - 7:00PM Wed 18 Oct 2017 ( Timezone: Pacific )

Where:

The Community Hall at La Jolla Country Day School
9490 Genesee Ave
San Diego, CA 92037

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