#ECOTALKS: A Conversation with Terry Tamminen


Join USC Environmental Student Assembly and USC Schwarzenegger Institute at our second #ECOTALKS, a series of Exclusive Roundtable Discussions with Environmental Leaders. We will be hosting an intimate roundtable discussion with Terry Tamminen (former California EPA Secretary) on February 23rd from 6:30-8pm. Dinner will be provided.

The application can be found at:
https://uscesa.typeform.com/to/IFCTKH and will remain open until 2/19/15.

Applicants must have liked our FB page.


Terry Tamminen is the Former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, the President of Seventh Generation Advisors, and the R20 Regions of Action Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor.

He was appointed as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November 2003 and was later appointed Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger. During his service in state government, Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including the Hydrogen Highway Network, the Million Solar Roofs initiative, and California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

Tamminen founded the non-profit organization Seventh Generation Advisors to help other states and world governments adopt clean energy and sustainability polices based on California’s successes. In 2011, he was appointed as the R20 Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor. As the Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor, Terry is advising the R20 on policy and helping with the design and implementation of climate resilient economic development projects. Terry Tamminen was named Vanity Fair’s May 2007 Environmental Hero and in TIME Magazine’s 2007 Earthday edition, he was featured in the “51 Things We Can Do” section. In 2008, The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”