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Partnership Summer 2013 e-newsletter is coming soon…

The Summer 2012  edition of the Partnership’s e-newsletter — called Sustain San Diego — will be available soon for downloading or reading in its entirety by clicking on the image below:

Dear members and friends of the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership:

We’ve finally made it!

I’m pleased to announce that last Friday, March 26, we received official confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service that the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership has achieved 501c3 status and is now officially a Non-Profit Organization.

This is a significant milestone for the Partnership, and I want to thank the Board, members and friends of the Partnership who worked so hard to make this possible.

Our new status means the Partnership can now apply for grants and receive contributions and donations. Also, any contributions and donations to the Partnership are now tax-deductible.

Congratulations everybody – we finally made it!

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Elaine Rosenberger


San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership

Elaine Rosenberger, President of the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership, discussed sustainability and the role of the Sustainability Partnership in a video interview recorded this week with George Chamberlain, Executive Editor of the San Diego Daily Transcript.

The interview followed Elaine’s participation in a Green Building Roundtable held yersterday by Partnership member Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).

To view the interview, click on the video player image above.

Special thanks to Kim Franklin for taking these pictures showing all the excitement, education and energy of the 2nd Annual Partnership Breakfast held November 18, 2009. For more on the Breakfast, see below.

The speakers and panelists at the November 18, 2009 Partnership Breakfast covered a lot of ground related to sustainability in the business and education sectors.

Many audience members expressed a desire to follow up with some of the speakers and panelists to get more information or raise questions or issues related to information covered in the presentations. To that end, names of speakers and panelists reachable by email are hyperlinked in blue on the Breakfast program agenda a couple of posts down. Click on a hyperlinked name for that person’s email address. More names will be hyperlinked to email addresses as permissions come in.

In addition, for more about the Breakfast presentations — and useful hyperlinks to more information about them — be sure to see the Twitter feed from the Breakfast, in the post below.

A Twitter feed was set up to cover the 2nd Annual Partnership Breakfast.  Click the logo below to see what happened at the event, which took place November 18:

Below are the scheduled speakers and panelists — along with the schedule — for the 2nd Annual Partnership Breakfast taking place November 18, 2009 at Qualcomm’s “Building Q,” 6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego, CA  92121.  RSVP for the Breakfast using the link to the left.

Registration/Networking/Sustainability Booths/Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30am
Opening Remarks Al Hurt, Emcee; SDRSP Board Member; & Vice President for Regional Operations and Sustainability for Engineering and Environment, Inc. 8:30 – 8:35am
Host’s WelcomeLyn Hall, SDRSP Board Member & Director, Environmental Health & Safety, for Qualcomm Inc. 8:35 – 8:40am
SDRSP Update & Special PresentationElaine Rosenberger, SDRSP Chair & Principal Owner of SEEDS Global Alliance 8:40 – 8:50am
Special Remarks – Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering, Sr. 8:50 – 9:00am
Keynote – Bob Johnson, Assistant City Manager, City of Temecula 9:00 – 9:20am
Business Panel

  1. Balboa Park Cultural PartnershipRory Ruppert, M.A., Program Director, Environmental Sustainability & Collective Business Operations
  2. Knight & Carver Wind GroupManuel J. Quintero, Director of Human Resources
  3. San Diego Gas & Electric – Alex Kim,  Director, Customer Innovations
  4. San Diego International Airport – Steve Cornell, Director, The Green Build
  5. SparlingEric T. Overton, President & CEO
  6. U.S. Green Building Council/Waxie Sanitary SupplyKeith Schneringer, President, Waxie Sanitary Supply
  7. Waste Management of San DiegoLes Hart, Market Area Retention Manager
9:20 – 9:40am
Business Panel Audience Dialogue/Q&A 9:40 – 10:25am
Break – Networking/Sustainability Booths 10: 25 – 10:55am
Education Panel

  1. Alliant International University – Henry Petersen, Faculty, Sustainability Management Department
  2. Cuyamaca CollegeJennifer Lewis, Director, San Diego Environmental Training Center
  3. National UniversityMichael R. Maxwell, Ph.D., Assocociate Professor & Chair, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  4. San Diego Regional Chamber of CommerceCarmen Sandoval, Director of Public Policy
  5. San Diego Workforce PartnershipSandra Moreland, Industry Training Specialist
  6. University of California, San DiegoDr. Lisa Shaffer, Executive Director of the Sustainability Solutions Institute & Adjunct Professor in the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies
  7. Fly Green San DiegoMartyn Collins, CEO, Pro-Natura International, Americas
10:55 – 11:10am
Education Panel Audience Dialogue/Q&A 11:10 – 11:55pm
Closing Remarks 11:55 – 12:15pm
Building Q

Qualcomm's "Building Q" will be the site of the 2nd Annual Partnership Breakfast.

Those coming to the 2nd Annual Partnership Breakfast of the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership need to RSVP for the event online by the RSVP deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 (with late RSVPs accepted until November 17, 2009).

Click here to RSVP for the Breakfast.

Once again, the RSVP deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009.  The Breakfast will take place a week later, on Wednesday, November 18 from 7:30 a.m. – Noon at Qualcomm’s “Building Q”: 6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego, CA  92121.

Registration, breakfast, networking and booths start at 7:30 a.m, and the program starts at 8:30 a.m.  Tickets will be sold (cash or check only) at the door the morning of the Breakfast, at the following prices:

  • $10 – Students with student ID
  • $15 – Partnership members
  • $20 – General admission

See below or click here for more information about the Breakfast — including panel topics and sponsor and booth opportunities — and watch for additional news releases and updates on the Partnership Web site at www.sdrsp.org.

Here is a brief overview of the new SDRSP Web site, launched October 31, 2009. The new Web site takes advantage of interactive Web 2.0 and social media tools to better connect and inform Partnership members, volunteers and the public. These new tools include:

  • RSS feeds — accessed by clicking on “Subscribe to this feed” at the top of the page, this service allows you to get automatic updates from the Partnership sent directly to your Web browser or RSS feed reader.
  • Comment boxes — located under the “Dialogue” heading at the bottom of all Committee pages — and by clicking on the “Leave a comment” link at the top of some homepage articles — commentsocial media globe boxes allow you to ask a question or share an opinion or comment regarding a Committee’s subject area. or article topic. Comments and questions submitted are shared with the respective Committee Chairs and the Partnership Board and, where appropriate, posted on the site.
  • Hyperlinks — names of people and other words colored blue on the Web site are generally hyplerlinks, and clicking on them will take you to more detailed information or, in the case of people’s names, to their e-mail addresses. Names are hyplerlinked to e-mail addresses for members of the Partnership Board and for Committee chairs, making it easy to contact the Partnership’s leaders.
  • Coming soon:  links to the Partnership’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter sites — as these social media tools come on line for the Partnership, these links in the sidebar will take you to each one.

The general layout of the Web site includes main subject areas in tabs across the top, Committee links and other useful information in the left sidebar, and, on the home page, a series of articles (also called “entries” or “posts”) with the latest information about the Partnership. Newest articles appear at the top.


SDRSP Calendar

Click for the complete SDRSP calendar.