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Wednesday October 18, 2017                    12 - 4PM PST

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350 Ellis St, Mountain View, CA 94043

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Nicole Angiel
Director, Business Partnerships for Sustainability, Acterra
650-962-9876 x380


Silicon Valley Green Team Network Fall Forum
"Getting Management Buy-in for Sustainability"

Online registration is now closed. You may register at the door.
General Admissions: $45
Non-Profit/School Admissions: $30  

Event Includes:

Speakers with Success Stories to Share
WELL Building Tour

Change Management Workshop

Round Table Discussion for Well-Established Green Team Leaders

Networking Opportunities
Lunch and Refreshments

Keynote Speaker

null Peter Graf is a computer scientist and entrepreneur, with a strong passion for purpose-driven innovation. Most recently, Peter was the Chief Product Officer at residential solar company Sungevity. Before that, Peter was SAP's first Chief Sustainability Officer. Peter built SAP's sustainability vision and drove its execution across SAP's worldwide organization, leading to new engagement, global PR recognition and an increased interest of sustainable investors in SAP stock. The secret to these achievements is the right engagement strategy for top management. Graf holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence.



Becky Laden is the Senior Workplace Innovation Program Development Manager at Symantec Corporation. Her passion is to reach and implement innovations that support workplace amenities, specializing in unique employee programs around space, food, fitness, commute and sustainability strategies thar create great workplaces. Becky's Forward thinking has helped lead to new, innovative spaces that push the envelope, including the recently appointed WELL Building Silver Certification for Symantec. 


Kathleen Wong is the Program Manager for Supplier Responsibility at Adobe. She finds success in designing an engagement strategy to achieve minimum resistance and maximum return on efforts. In addition, Kathleen is a ProSci Change Management practitioner, former Adobe San Jose site Green Team Lead, and a Presidio Graduate School MBA candidate.

Kristin Sterling is a Manager in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services Practice at EY. She received her B.S. in Accounting and Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University. Kristin has worked with numerous global companies to enhance the accuracy, completeness, and value of their non-financial public reporting. This includes working with cross-functional teams to help clients bridge the gap between buisness imperatives and long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability. 


Sonja Huang is the Bay Area Director at Green Monday, a social enterprise that promotes green, healthy, and sustainable living by highlighting the connection between our food choices and the environment. Through the Green Monday platform, Sonja joins efforts with corporations, restaurants, universities, and the general public to reduce our carbon footprints through small changes that have a collective impact.  

Walking Tour 

Get a look inside one of the first WELL certified buildings in Silicon Valley! Located at the Symantec Headquarters, the building is designed to focus on both human and environmental sustainability. The tour will give attendees a chance to learn more about the innovations and functions of the building. 

Break Out Sessions 

Starting the Conversation: Change Management Workshop 
Frustration, confusion, resistance, apathy - these are a select few emotions people associate with change that can derail the results you are hoping to accomplish. Green team leaders are first and foremost agents of change, encouraging peers and management to shift from one practice to another. Managing the people side of change is essential to success. Come to this workshop with a "problem" you'd like to solve in your organization. Participants will learn the ADKAR model of change management and receive practical tools that will enable them to build trust and commitment.

Established Green Teams: Round Table Discussion
Eager to share ideas and learn from other advanced Green Team leaders? This round table is by invitation only and will allow leaders of more experienced green teams to discuss management buy-in. Come ready to share both positive and negative experiences with change management for sustainability. Highlights from this round table will be shared with the larger group.

Acterra is a non-profit organization. In order to continue to provide high quality programming, there is a modest fee to attend this event. (Note: Lunch and refreshments will be provided at no extra charge.) No one will be turned away for inability to pay. If the fee is a hardship, please contact us at greenteamnetwork@acterra.org.

Thank you to our advisory committee:

Neeharika Gupta, Veritas
Ryan Takach, Symantec
Kathleen Wong, Adobe

And thank you to our host and program sponsor: