We're teaming up with Data Science for Sustainability (http://meetup.com/Data-Science-for-Sustainability/) for a massive end of the year meetup.
It's been an incredible year, in all senses of the word. To end the year, I wanted to do something really big, to come together as a broader sustainability software community. We'll toast our wins, learn from our losses, and get inspired to be even stronger next year.
I'm very excited to announce that Kate Brandt from Google has agreed to come and speak to us. Please come, make merry, ask questions, get inspired, then go out and build a better future for us all.
Kate Brandt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katebrandt/)
Kate leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations and products. In this role, Kate works with Google’s data centers, real estate, supply chain, and product teams to ensure the company is capitalizing on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability and circular economy.
Previously Kate served as the Nation's first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. In this capacity, she was responsible for promoting sustainability across Federal Government operations including 360,000 buildings, 650,000 vehicles, and $445 billion annually in purchased goods and services.
Prior to the White House, Kate held several senior roles in U.S. Federal Government including Senior Advisor at the Department of Energy, Director for Energy and Environment in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, and Energy Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy.
Kate is the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the U.S. Navy can give to a civilian, for her work helping the Navy go green. Outside Magazine also named her, in honor of the magazine’s 40-year anniversary, as one of 40 women who has made the biggest impact on our world.
Kate serves on the boards of BSR, The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, The Roosevelt Institute, Planet Forward, and the Stanford International Affairs Network.
Kate received a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She graduated with honors from Brown University.
As always, thanks to our host Google for providing us with this excellent space and nourishment.
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